For me the uniqueness of an Elgin pocket watch is that it can form part of a highly valued collection and at the same time be worn everyday.
When initially founded Elgin was known as the National Watch Company.
The really good news is that Elgin has now ceased trading as a company.
That means none of these watches will ever be made again.
If so, then you will enjoy reading about these fantastic pieces of American history.
In many cases people have been left these old antique watches by their parents or grand parents.
I have never had a great interest in those though as it is the fascination of the pocket watch that has always captured my imagination.