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
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more, connect with other using the Vintage Watches community. It covers watches, collecting, and history, as well as repair and restoration. Elgintime is also on Instagram!
Watch repair, restoration and service
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, or request more information here!
I you have questions about a vintage timepiece, be sure to check the Elgin mini-FAQ.
Look up Elgin watch serial numbers
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 Watch Museum