Pocket Watch Database
Location: Elgin, Illinois
Years of Operation: 1864-1874
Rebranded as the Elgin Watch Co. in 1874
Production Sizes: 18s
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The National Watch Co. is incorporated in Chicago, Illinois.
Construction of the watch factory in Elgin, Illinois is completed.
The National Watch Co. sells its first movement for about $115.00, an 18s key wind and key set quick train B.W. Raymond, named after the president of the company, serial number 101.
The first stem-wound model is manufactured as a lever-set quick train 18s H.Z. Culver, serial number 155,001.
The National Watch Co. is rebraded as Elgin National Watch Co.