Elgin National Watch Co. Pocket Watch | Made in USA circa 1913

Elgin Nat’l Watch Co. Pocket Watch | Made in USA circa 1913 (youtube link)

In this video we’ll take a detailed look at an Elgin pocket watch. Based on the serial number on the movement, we came up with an approximate production year of 1913. It’s older than you and still ticking! The grade 293 movement has 7 jewels and is signed Elgin Nat’l Watch Co. U.S.A. A bonafide made in USA timepiece unlike many of the watches today that claim to be of American origin (see here). This Elgin has a sterling silver caseback is signed “Philadelphia Watch Case Co”.

A lot happened in and since 1913 and this beautiful timepiece was there through it all.


  • Movement Serial: 17957865
  • Case Serial: 176329
  • Approx Year: 1913
  • Grade: 293
  • Jewels: 7
  • Diameter: 50mm
  • Size: 16s
  • Total Weight: 83g/2.9oz
  • Dial: White with black Arabic numerals and blued steel hands