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Chicago IL 60631
The company was first incorporated in August 1864 as the National Watch Company, in Chicago, Illinois. In September of the same year the founders visited the Waltham Watch Company in Waltham, Massachusetts, and successfully convinced seven of Waltham's makers to come to work for their new company. The growing young city of Elgin, Illinois, some 30 miles to the northwest of Chicago, was chosen as the factory site. The first movement was delivered in 1867, the watch was an 18 size, full plate design. The company officially changed its name to the Elgin National Watch Company in 1874.

The company produced many of the self-winding wristwatch movements made in the United States. During World War II all civilian manufacturing was halted and the company moved into the defense industry, manufacturing military watches, chronometers, fuses for artillery shells, altimeters and other aircraft instruments and sapphire bearings used for aiming cannons. Over time a number of additional plants were operated, mostly in Elgin. However, additional plants were located in Aurora, Illinois and Lincoln, Nebraska. The original, obsolete factory in Elgin closed in 1964, after having produced half of the total number of pocket watches manufactured in the United States (dollar-type not included). In 1964 the company relocated most manufacturing operations to a brand new plant in Blaney, South Carolina, a town near Columbia, South Carolina which renamed itself Elgin, South Carolina. A leased building in Elgin that housed offices as well as casing, fitting, shipping, service, and trade material departments was maintained until about 1970.

ANTIQUE Elgin CD Peacock Pocket Watch 1909

Vintage Watch circa 1909. Gold Filled Case. White Face. Only 1 Available

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ANTIQUE Elgin CD Peacock Pocket Watch 1909

Antique Pocket Watch circa 1909. Gold Filled Case. White Face. Only 1 Available

Elgin Serial Number : 13955474 CD Peacock. Production Year : 1909, Size : 16s, Jewels : 15 jewels, Grade : 313, Model : 7, Class : 110, Run Quantity : 2000, Production Dates : 1903 to 1935, Total Grade Production : 524000, Movement Configuration : Open Face, Movement Setting : Pendant Wind and Set, Movement Finish : Nickel Damaskeening, Plate : 3/4 Plate, Barrel : Going Barrel, Adjusted : No

Movement engraved ELGIN NATL WATCH CO USA.Serial Number 13955474 circa 1909. Very nice yellow gold filled Gibraltar open face screw back case serial number 129282. initials engraved back. White dial, arabic numerals, blue spade hands, Face reads CD PEACOCK. Normal Wear Some scratches and minor dents

Watch has been Seviced and is Working
Only 1 Available,
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