Elgin pocket watch dating serial number

Note the thick hands, engraved patterns and bold design of all of these watches.

: In the 1950's Bulova incorporated a symbol system to date the watches they manufactured.

All US manufacturing was discontinued in 1968, and the rights to the name "Elgin" were sold and subsequently resold multiple times over the years.

The rights eventually were purchased by MZ Berger Inc., which manufactures its watches in China and distributes them outside traditional watch dealerships.

Elgin-branded watches produced after 1968 have no connection to the Elgin Watch Company.

The city of Elgin, North Dakota derives its name from the watch brand.

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