Question: What was the name of Elgins first pocket watch movement?

The first movement, delivered in 1867, was named the B.W. Raymond in honor of Benjamin W. Raymond. The watch was an 18 size, full plate design.

When did Elgin make pocket watches?

Founded in 1864 in Elgin, Illinois, just as the American Civil War was coming to an end, the company released its first watch to the market in 1867, an 18 sized BW Raymond railroad grade pocket watch, which took six months to complete and sold for a whopping $117 (several years ago, it was purchased at auction by the

When did Elgin Watch Company start?

1863 Elgin National Watch Company/Founded

How can I tell if my Gruen watch is real?

Look at the watch face. Gruen watches have the name “Gruen” on the face, usually just below the 12 at the top of the watch. Watches made after 1953 will say “Swiss” underneath “Gruen.” Watches missing the “Gruen” mark on the face or that have “Gruen” misspelled are not authentic. Look on the back of the watch.

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