Journey back to the days when Algonquin first began. Look back into the people's lives who made it happen. Discover the history that shows how far Algonquin
We're taking a look back at Elgin's National Watch company
Dated: March 19 2021
In 1951, Elgin produced its 50 millionth watch movement — a testament to the popularity of the brand.
Over time, Elgin opened a number of additional plants, mostly in Elgin, Illinois. Additional facilities were located in Aurora, Illinois, and Lincoln, Nebraska. The original, obsolete factory in Elgin closed in 1964 when the company relocated most manufacturing operations to a brand new plant in Blaney, South Carolina (a town near Columbia, South Carolina which later renamed itself as Elgin, South Carolina).
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Did you know? The Elgin National Watch Factory, one of the biggest watch producers in the U.S. during the early 20th century.The Elgin Watch Company (also known as the Elgin National