The Elgin Watch Collectors Site - Great info here

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The Elgin Watch Collectors Site - Great info here

Postby koimaster » February 14th 2017, 3:56pm

This website is dedicated to helping people find out about their Elgin watches. These watches were symbols of America's emergence from an agricultural country into an industrial power. Watches are one of the few machines that were made 50 or even 150 years ago that, even today, can still be practical to use every day. Elgin's Father Time
If you are a new collector, you will find answers to many frequently asked questions (FAQs) in the Watch Help section. The What is a watch? web page is a good, short, introduction to what you need to know about mechanical watches. The Documents & Picture section to be a fun place to get an idea of what Elgin was and a glimpse into the past.

Advanced collectors will find the information in the Technical and Elgin Database sections to cover many details not found anywhere else, either on the Internet or in print. The Documents & Picture section contains many scans of many hard to find books.

I encourage everyone to join the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, it is a great organization where you can learn a lot about watches and horology in general.

There are also a couple of good message board systems where people get together and chat about watches. I can highly recommend TimeZone Vintage BBS, which discusses mostly vintage wrist watches, but also the occasional antique pocket watches.


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