How do i wind an elgin railroad pocket watch?

Answer Make sure the lever, a metal piece located on the bezel underneath the 5 o'clock position, is pressed in fully. Turn the crown clockwise to wind the watch. You will feel resistance in the crown whe... Read More »

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How to Set an Elgin Key Wind Watch?

The Elgin Watch Company began in 1864 under the name National Watch Company and introduced its first watch in May 1867. The first watch was named the "B.W. Raymond" watch and was railroad grade. Th... Read More »

How to Tell an Authentic Elgin Watch From a Fake One?

The Elgin National Watch Company began in 1864 by offering seven employees of the Waltham Watch Company an annual salary of $5,000 per year plus bonuses if they would work for their new company. Th... Read More »

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Railroad Watch Standards?

Prior to 1893 and after a disastrous train collision caused by inaccurate timekeeping, the railroad industry demanded timepieces that could be relied on. The railroad watch was one of the most impo... Read More »