A Model Before The B.W. Raymond ?

Who knew 153 years ago, there was a model in the factory before the B. W. Raymond was put into production. We can only speculate what it was (18s full plate, Keywind, Backset) as no other description or documentation exists that says there was a model before the B. W. Raymond was put into production. Crossman does state the B.W. Raymond was modified from being Backset during the first production run.
Read More Here

New Addtions

Its been a while since we have added to the site but don’t worry, we have been busy building a Delorean to travel back to 1864 and find some undiscovered coverage and details from the start of National Watch Company that is sure to impress. You may have noticed a new addition on the menu “NWCo”, this will cover the years 1864 – 1874.

Elgin-Centura

Introducing Elgin’s 100th Anniverasry line that was never released in 1964. This opens a new chapter in Elgin’s watch production that has never been identified.
Read More Here

The Hadley Company

Peer down at your wrist (no your other one silly!), does your watch have a bracelet attachment ? then stop and give a thought on just how that bracelet attachment was invented and manufactured. Elgin briefly owned the Hadley company which was founded by Arthur Hadley who invented and patented the bracelet.

Some of the best integrated bands were during those years.

Read More