The Elgin National Watch Company produced more pocket watches in its nearly 90 year history than any other American watch company. I normally wouldn't be interested in an Elgin, simply because they are so common. But this one was rather special, I thought....

This watch has a serial number of 226,685, which dates it to about 1873. This is actually before the company was actually "Elgin" and was simply called "National Watch Company". The watch is a size 10, Model 4, "Gail Borden" grade. It is key wind and key set from the rear and has 11 jewels. The watch is housed in a simply stunning 14K gold hunter case with pristine engine turning, floral engraving and a small uninitialed shield. All in all, a simply fantastic watch!

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