Antique 1930 Elgin model 13, pocket watch gold plated 14k
Antique 1930 Elgin model 13, pocket watch gold plated 14k, it works perfectly.
Elgin Serial Number : 32206592
Production Year : 1930
Size : 16s
Jewels : 17 jewels
Grade : 486
Model : 13
Run Quantity : 1000
Production Dates : 1927 to 1945
Total Grade Production : 38000
Movement Configuration : Open Face
Movement Setting : Pendant Wind, Lever Set
Movement Finish : Nickel Damaskeening
Plate : 3/4 Plate
Barrel : Going Barrel
Adjusted : Adjusted to 3 Position
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.