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Elgin National Watch Company.

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In the spring of half a dozen ambitious Chicago businessmen decided that if Massachusetts could build a factory that built watches — Illinois could, too. Raymond, purchased an abandoned farm 30 miles north of Chicago and built a watch factory there. Elgin engineers built their own Observatory to maintain scientifically precise times in their watches.

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During World War II, all civilian manufacturing was halted and the company moved into the defense industry, manufacturing military watches, chronometers, fuses for artillery shells, altimeters and other aircraft instruments and sapphire bearings used for aiming cannons.

Over the course of a century, the dream factory just north of Chicago had produced half of all jeweled pocket and wristwatches manufactured in the United States.

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Elgin National Watch Company In the spring of half a dozen ambitious Chicago businessmen decided that if Massachusetts could build a factory that built watches — Illinois could, too. Elgin Watch Company is referenced in the video game L. Website Powered by: Strickland Vintage Watches.

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Brief History: Elgin National Watch Company