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!

Elgin Grade 307

Here are a couple animated images of an Elgin grade 307.

This is an 18 size movement with 17 jewels.  This example was made in about 1904.

There many more watch images here at my Google+ profile page.

An 18 Size Hampden

Here's a few photos of an 18 size Hampden pocketwatch.

There's a real interesting micro-regulator on this movement.

This movement was made about 1907.

Click "Older Posts" just above for more, or use the archive links right here.

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