Pocket Watch Database
Chas. Fargo Pocket Watch
Chas. Fargo was used as a trade name on pocket watch movements manufactured by Elgin National Watch Co..
The following runs have been identified as containing movements marked with this private label or trade name. Because this list is derrived from surviving examples, it is not intended to be comprehensive. Other runs possibly exist that have not yet been identified. Most private labels and special orders were produced in batches and many times, the entire run is not comprised of special marked movements.
The Elgin National Watch Co. manufactured watches in Elgin, Illinois from approximately 1864 to 1968. See more information about Elgin National Watch Co. or find out more information about your watch by conducting a serial number lookup.
Elgin National Watch Co.
Initial Marking: E.N.W.Co.
Location: Elgin, Illinois
Years of Operation: 1864-1968
Predecessor: National Watch Co.
The larget watch manufacturer in the United States during the pocket watch era.
Specialty: Specialized in mass production of various quality levels.
Production Jewels: 7-23 Jewels
Production Sizes: Wide Variety
Total Production: 55,000,000+
Factory Building Status: Demolished in 1966. Shopping center now resides on the property.