This site is your source on vintage Elgin watches, and other vintage pocketwatches! Learn about how fine mechanical timepieces work, the history of the once mighty American watch industry, and all about your antique Elgin watch.
Jeff's Elgintime Vintage Horological
Follow along with watch repairs and projects on the bench
And for even more, connect with others by using the Vintage Watches community. It covers watches, collecting, and history, as well as repair and restoration. Elgintime is also on Instagram!
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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 email me and tell me about your watch, or request more information here!
Questions about a vintage timepiece? Be sure to check the Elgin FAQ.
Elgin National Watch Company production records
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About the Elgin National Watch Company
what was once one of the country's largest industrial concerns, and the special place in the history of American industrialization that this once mighty watch company occupies.
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There is a little of everything here including photos, articles from early horological publications, vintage advertising, and of course lots of watches.
Here you'll find vintage watches, and other items, for sale! I don't maintain the list well though as I am most focused on repair and service of watches. So, if you are looking to buy something and have something particular in mind, it may be best to just email and see what I have on hand; firstname.lastname@example.org