This site is your source for information on vintage Elgin watches, and quite a bit about antique pocketwatches in general! Learn more about how mechanical timepieces work, the history of the American watch industry and all about your antique Elgin watch.
Jeff's ElginTime Watch Blog
Watches, watchmaking, vintage ephemera and more...
Follow along with watch repairs and projects on the bench here
And for even more, connect with other using the Vintage Watches community, here. It covers watches, collecting, and history, as well as repair and restoration.
Vintage watch repair, restoration and services
Do you have an antique watch in need of work? Maybe I can help! I specialize in vintage American makes, particularly Elgin, but also Waltham, Hamilton, Hampton, Rockford, New York Standard and others.
If you just have any questions about your vintage watch, feel free to email me, Also be sure to check the Elgin mini-FAQ, here.
Look up Elgin watch serial numbers
How old is your Elgin pocketwatch? Look up your Elgin watch serial number.Where do the watches live?
About the Elgin National Watch Company
Learn about what was once one of the country's largest industrial concerns, and the special place in the history of American industrialization the watch company occupies.
Look up and identify balance staffs
Identify unknown balance staffs by their dimensionsElginTime Virtual Watch Museum