Pocket Watch Database

J.V. Farwell Pocket Watch

J.V. Farwell was used as a trade name on pocket watch movements manufactured by Elgin National Watch Co..

Indentified Runs

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.

Manufacturer Run Grade
Elgin 30296-30298 12
Elgin 101001-102000 12
Elgin 110001-111400 12
Elgin 115414-115416 12
Elgin 150201-150300 12


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.

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