Elgin Vintage 1960's Automatic 10K RGP Swiss Made Pre-Owned Mens Watch....34mm
My longtime favorite U.S. watch firm is the Elgin National Watch Company, a prolific American enterprise established in 1864 on 35 acres of land donated by the City of Elgin, Illinois (the factory had a National Street address). It was a strategic location, right next to the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad, one of the busiest railways into Chicago, and the Elgin factory would become the focal point of the town.
Elgin would offer its first watch for sale in 1867, marking the beginning of fierce competition with its chief competitor, Waltham, which (ironically) was instrumental in forming Elgin, as two of the original organizers were P.S. Bartlett and D.G. Currier of Waltham fame. Bartlett and Currier would later join the Illinois Watch Co. of Springfield.
Gender: Men or Women
Case: 34mm, not counting crown ~ inscription on caseback can be buffed out
Crown: Signed crown winds & sets smoothly
Movement: Swiss automatic movement running strong & accurate ~ service history unknown
Crystal: Clean acrylic crystal
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