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.
This is Elgin’s darkest hour, the Typhoid outbreak of 1916. It would have a lasting impact on the company and its staff, 22 people dead and another 200 infected.
Yes thats right, the original name for the Elgin Direct Reading watches
Ever wondered who designed the Elgin Direct Reading watches ?
Who engineered the movements ?
How many models ?
Direct Reading Watches
You’ll now find a new section for the factory / plants of Elgin, Starting with Plant 1 (107 national Street)
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.
Alright, I lied, this one isn’t going to ruffle feathers
Hope you enjoy, the feathers are coming.
Long overdue, this update is about the Elgin Watch Factory Military Band.
We list band members, concerts and some of the songs played from their 6,000 strong catalog.
Our article on the 50 Millionth Anniversary Watch has been updated.
We are at about the half way mark of the complete story.
Over the coming weeks, in recognition of it being the 64th anniversary since the release of the 50 Millionth Anniversary Lord Elgin, I’ll be publishing the real story behind these distinctive Lord Elgins and filling in the blanks that we all have about these watches.
So weather you own a 50 MAN watch, Lust after a 50e6 watch or just curious about these unique watches, sit back and enjoy the read!
Part one is up 50,000,000 Elgins