Pre Elgin History

Helbein-Stone Company Inc was incorporated 1919, manufacturing jewelry, $220,000 in Manhattan. Wm Helbein , N. Schwarzstein, N. Schwarzstein, Jr. Hotel Schuyler Arms, New York City. [1]New York Tribune, 30th April 1919

The earlyiest mention of "Helbros Watches" we have found is from 1925. [2]The Springfield Leader, 13th of December 1925




Elgin History

On the 11th of August 1963,  Elgin National Watch Co announced the acquisition of the Helbros Watch Co by Henry M. Margolis. Helbros will operate as a division of Elgin with Larry Prigozen remaining as president.[3]Independent Press Telegram , 11 August, 1963

Post Elgin History

In 1974, Helbros Watches was still a division of Elgin National Industries