Vintage News

Jeff Sexton

These are some vintage news pieces and other assorted information from various watch and watchmaking sources, all posted at the ElginTime Watch Blog. This is just a small sampling, you can find much more there.

From a Quacker to His Watchmaker

The American Horologist magazine, May 1940

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War Talk Prompts Southern Grandma To Buy Watches

Horology magazine, October 1939

Takes The Cake

The American Horologist magazine, November 1938


Know the Escapement, by Sarah and Homer Barkus, 1945

And the very latest Vintage News is at the Elgintime Horological Blog

More items added frequently!

Elgin Looks Way Beyond 1923

Vintage Elgin National Watch Co. Advertising

Railroad Watches, 1890

The American Horologist magazine, January 1942

Young Men!

The American Horologist magazine, February 1936

Elgin Watchmakers College Trains Men for State Examinations

The American Horologist magazine, November 1941

A virtual Watch Museum

Elgin watches restored, cleaned and serviced

Regarding the care and cleaning of pocketwatches

Elgin watch mini-FAQ

Frequently asked questions

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