Talk:Elgin National Watch Company

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Changed the often repeated remark that Elgin produced the only USA made automatic watches. Bulova introduced a USA made automatic in 1954: see | Bulova 10BZAC and | Example watch on the NAWCC message board —Preceding unsigned comment added by Flynwill (talkcontribs) 14:04, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Merge[edit]

I just merged The National Watch Co with this page. Not really a merge I guess as it was an exact copy of the main body of here. But it's done and redirected. --Bookandcoffee 20:27, 15 October 2005 (UTC)

Trivia[edit]

really? How the heck could a song entitled "Lord Elgin" be about Elgin watches? That is stupid, and probably incorrect. In England, nobility with titles are called Lords. Lords are often holders of titles Duke or Earl. There is an Earl of Elgin; He can also be called "Lord Elgin." Marc S. Dania Fl. 206.192.35.125 (talk) 13:37, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

WWII manufacturing stoppage?[edit]

We need a citation that shows that Elgin actually stopped production of their watches during WWII. I was recently given my grandfather's Elgin watch (grade 555) - which according to http://elginwatches.org/cgi-bin/elgin_grades was made between 1940 - 1955. The serial number of the watch shows a manufacturing date of 1945. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.71.24.172 (talk) 04:12, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

Its possible they decreased their production of wristwatches. But during WWII, there was production of both wristwatches and pocket watches for the military. WWII was the last era of pocket watches. The United States, Canadian, and English Military all ordered pocket watches for uses by Naval forces. The WWII military-issue Watches had Special radium-coated hands to be able to see the time in low light or dark conditions. And Naval officers needed to be able to time ordnance detonation. Military-issue watches from all companies were a combination of regular 12-hour dial watches, and 60-second dial stop-watches MS, Dania fl 206.192.35.125 (talk) 12:59, 9 July 2013 (UTC)