A little work of art, this vintage Elgin quartz watch is a perfect match for tiny to medium wrist sizes. Preserved with great care, the watch is in great condition and it keeps time perfectly. Minimalist, yet timelessly elegant, this vintage Elgin timepiece will make a beautiful accessory for vintage enthusiasts.
Don't miss out on this unique design!
Condition: Near-mint condition. Case diameter: 23 mm. Battery-operated. Stainless steel back. Base metal bezel. Japan movement. Water-resistant.
Elgin was founded in 1864, right as the civil war was coming to an end. The first watch Elgin made, an 18 sized B W Raymond railroad grade watch, was finished in 1867 and over the next 100 years, they went on to produce about 60 million watches. Elgin produced its first wristwatch around 1910, leading most other American watch companies by many years. Elgin was originally called the "National Watch Company". The name never really stuck and in 1874, they changed their name to the "Elgin National Watch Company" because most of the watch trade and public were calling them "watches from Elgin". They kept that name until the late 1960s when they stopped producing watches and changed their name to the "Elgin National Industries".
The world's first quartz clock was built in 1927 by Warren Marrison and J. W. Horton at Bell Telephone Laboratories. The world's first quartz watch, however, was unveiled by Seiko as the Astron in December 1969. Since the 1980s, when the advent of solid-state digital electronics allowed them to be made compact and inexpensive, quartz timekeepers have become the world's most widely used timekeeping technology, used in most clocks and watches as well as computers and other appliances that keep time.
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