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.

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During the diversification programme in the 1950s, Elgin purchased quite a number of companies (American Microphone, Bradley, Neomatic, Hadley, Helbros, Welby to name a few) some of these were integrated, some sold off and some just scrapped. We will be providing details about each of those companies before, during and after Elgin and also the products and staff that have been identified. You’ll find them under the Companies section.

Your Elgins

We have added a new page for instagram feeds and will be adding more over time, if you post on instagram and would like to have your Elgins displayed on the site, let me know your instagram account or tags and I’ll add them to the feeds. We have also added a links page, if you would like to have a link posted on it, get to touch.

Time to ruffle some feathers!

Our next article may ruffle a few feathers out there as it challenges what has become accepted history, So we will enable a guest book for you to vent in before it goes live.

We are correcting accepted history and from the previous times raised in a few horology forums, the reception hasn’t be great. If you don’t want to accept what really happened, then ignore the coming articles that we publish – in doing so, you will definitely miss something great at the end of it that is a game changer for the world and Elgin (wonder what that could be ?)

I’m not sure why a guy from Australia that has been collecting watches for less than two years is so determined to upset the horology history status quo, but I’m more than willing to kick the ants nest over in the process of getting it right.

You have been warned