Elgin National Watch Company

First incorporated in 1864, the Elgin National Watch Company hosted the largest dedicated watch manufacturing and design campus in the world at its headquarters outside of Chicago, Illinois.

The photo features an old Elgin National Watch Company timepiece, restored and on display at the Wind Up Watch fair held last year in New York City’s Chelsea Market. The next Wind Up watch fair takes place April 26-28 in San Francisco.

Take a look through our list of affordable watches from amazing menswear startup brands for modern takes on classics like the Elgin.


About Jake

Jake is passionate about exploring entrepreneurs' global journeys. He founded Modern Fellows in 2012 to get to know the entrepreneurs behind the innovative brands helping men dress sharp in the digital age.  Jake has written about entrepreneurship, international business and/or fashion for outlets including Business Week, Forbes, Inc., Details Style Syndicate and Primer Magazine, and has provided analysis on international business for BBC Radio, NBC News, CNN and Time Magazine.

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