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Total production over their 100 years of operation reached nearly 60 million watches, which is nearly 50% of ALL the jeweled watches produced by American watch companies! The Elgin Watch Company's success was not built on its production of the highest-grade watches, though some of their higher grades were top-quality, exquisitely made timepieces.
Elgin shipped their first wristwatch inand later manufactured the first wrist watch to be qualified for railroad service, the grade A B.
The factory for the National watch company was completed inand the first movement produced was an size B.