While their altruism was vital to the war effort, Elgin’s patriotism ironically opened an opportunity for the Swiss.By 1964, after a Mid-Century decade that saw the rise of the elite “Lord and Lady Elgin” series, the original Elgin factory closed.The amplitude of the majority of watches is between 270 and 320 degrees.
This website is dedicated to helping people find out about their Elgin pocket watches.
I encourage everyone to join the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, it is a great organization where you can learn a lot about watches and horology in general.
There are also a couple of good message board systems where people get together and chat about pocket watches.
Over the last few centuries, Pocket Watches have developed a language all of their own.
It can be a bit daunting when confronted with a sheaf of information about a watch, only half of which makes sense.