Antique and Vintage Elgin Wristwatches
Perhaps better known for its pocket watches than wristwatches, the Elgin National Watch Company began in August 1864 as the National Watch Company. The National Watch Company produced its first watch—the B.W. Raymond—in April 1867, and it was immediately successful. Its main manufacturing plant was located in Elgin, Illinois. At a special stockholders’ meeting in May 1874, the company decided to change its name to the Elgin National Watch...