Classic watches, watchmaking, antique tools, history, vintage ephemera and more!
Learn about mechanical timepieces and how they work, the history of the American watch industry and especially all about the Elgin National Watch Company! Check back for new content daily.
Although this is technically a blog, the content is not generally in a time-based sequence. You can find interesting items throughout. Down the page some is an alphabetical word cloud of keywords used here. A great way to dig in is to look through those topics and click anything you find interesting. You'll see all the relevant content.
Here are a few of my favorites!
There are some large images on some posts, so that might impact your load times, bit I think you will find it worth the wait. Thanks for visiting!
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- ► 2013 (281)
- Elgin Grade 372
- Elgin Grade 317 - Lever Details
- Elgin Advertising, 1927
- Elgin Grade 95
- Elgin Advertising, 1923
- Technical Data: Hamilton Balance Staffs
- Elgin Grade 127
- Looking for a Westclox Resource?
- First Typewriter Invented by Watchmaker
- Elgin Grade 293
- New Technical Page
- G. I. Has the Last Laugh
- Navy trying to identify victim of plane crash
- Dials With No Figures
- Elgin Grade 594
- Pocket to wristwatch Conversion
- Elgin Grade 478 - With Lugs?!
- Elgin Grade 428
- Elgin Grade 43
- Are You a Watchmaker? Do you Work on Vintage?
- Rainco's Astronomical Clock
- Elgin Grade 301 - Minty
- Elgin Grade 315 in a Nice Case
- Laying Out and Drafting an Escapement
- Protective Watchmakers' Legislation
- Retail Jewelers Winning Recognition As Headquarter...
- Radio Clock Is Kept on Time by Signals Varying a B...
- Timing Watches by Ear
- How To Bring the Younger Generation Into Your Stor...
- Elgin Grade 364
- Elgin Grade 384
- 125-Year-Old Clock to Function Again
- Elgin Grade 315
- Elgin Grade 347
- Belgian Wonder Clock
- Elgin Grade 345
- A Practical Course in Position Adjusting, Part 2
- Elgin Grade 301
- Old Harmonite Clock
- Elgin Grade 235
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- ► 2008 (25)