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ANTIQUE ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH COMPANY POCKET WATCH
Our research/resource provides the following information about this pocket watch that has the Serial #4121436:
Year Elgin produced - 1890
The serial number of this watch indicates that it was 1 of 5000 produced within that year.
Grade - 96
Size - 18s
Jewels - 7
Our research/resource indicates that this is an ANTIQUE POCKET WATCH made by the ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH COMPANY in 1890 making it one of the earlier TIME PIECES that was manufactured within the companies first 25 years.
The POCKET WATCH is COMPLETE. It features a GOLD PLATED LIBERTY CASE.
The CENTER of the FRONT of the CASE has a ENGRAVED DESIGN of a SHIELD surrounded by a SCROLLS and could be engraved with your INITIALS if you choose.
The BACK of the CASE has a ENGRAVED DESIGN of a CLUSTER of FLOWERS.
The EDGE of the case is also engraved with a FLORAL and SCROLL DESIGN all the way around the entire circumference.
The CONDITION is VERY GOOD. This an ANTIQUE POCKET WATCH. It has been professionally reworked and polished and it keeps good time. The case is polished and has a radiant sheen. The case shows minimal wear of the GOLD PLATING and there are some surface scratches. The engraving on the front of the case shows more wear than the engraving on the back.
A Bit of History.....
Elgin was founded in 1864, right as the civil war was coming to an end.
The first watch Elgin made, an 18 sized B W Raymond railroad grade watch, was finished in 1867 and over the next 100 years, they went on to produce about 60 million watches.
Elgin produced their first wristwatch around 1910, leading most other American watch companies by many years.
Elgin was originally called the National Watch Company. The name never really stuck and in 1874, they changed their name to the Elgin National Watch Company because most of the watch trade and public were calling them watches from Elgin. They kept that name until the late 1960s when they stopped producing watches and changed their name to the Elgin National Industries.
PLEASE NOTE: This pocket watch will need to be maintained over the years so that it will provide you with accurate timekeeping. We cannot guarantee how long it will keep running.
THE CASED PHOTOGRAPH USED IN THIS LISTING was used as a PROP for MARKETING PURPOSES ONLY and has NO RELATIONSHIP to the ELGIN WATCH COMPANY.
Size: 18s - 7 JEWELS / Diameter of Case - 2 1/8 inches