Antique 1903 Elgin National Watch Co. model 3, pocket watch gold plated 10k

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Antique 1903 Elgin National Watch Co.

model 3, pocket watch gold plated 10k, it works perfectly.


Elgin Serial Number : 9948048

Production Year : 1903

Size : 50 mm

Jewels : 7 jewels

Grade : 234

Model : 3

Class :88

Run Quantity :2000

Production Dates :1903 to 1915

Total Grade Production :366000

Movement Configuration :Open Case

Setting :Pendant Wind and Set

Movement Finish :Nickel Damaskeening

Plate :3/4 Plate

Barrel :Going Barrel

Adjusted : no


In the spring of 1864 half a dozen ambitious Chicago businessmen decided that if Massachusetts could build a factory that built watches – Illinois could, too. Harper’s magazine summed their sentiment perfectly: “It was the genuine, audacious, self-reliant Western spirit.” By August of that year this consortium, including then-Chicago mayor Benjamin W. Raymond, purchased an abandoned farm 30 miles north of Chicago and built a watch factory there. After a year of designing and building the lathes and machines to achieve seemingly impossible levels of precision, a team of watchmakers and mechanical engineers produced their first pocket watch movement, named for mayor “B.W. Raymond.” The watch was exquisite: Elgin National Watch Company was born.


By 1910, word of Elgin’s obsession with precision had spread around the world. Elgin engineers built their own Observatory to maintain scientifically precise times in their watches.