Likewise, Elgin designed its products to be easily repairable and with so many spare parts produced over the course of its 100-year history, its watches can still be bought and fixed reasonably easily even today, making them popular collectibles for enthusiasts.
Is the Elgin Watch Company still in business?
Total production over their 100 years of operation reached 60 million watches, making Elgin one of the most commonly collected vintage watches, since there are still so many examples available at reasonable prices. The Elgin National Watch Company went out of business in 1964.
Are Elgin watches Swiss made?
Swiss Elgin Watches Beginning in the late 1940s, Elgin began importing Swiss-made watch movements and selling them under the Elgin brand name. These late-production Elgin watches are commonly known as Swiss Elgins. In later years, some of these watches were assembled at Elgins new plant in Elgin, South Carolina.