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Location: Elgin, Illinois
Years of Operation: 1864-1874
Production Sizes: 18s
Rebranded as the Elgin Watch Co. in 1874
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.