Problems were encountered with the new production methods.
The company was exploring innovative new ideas in watch manufacturing, such as using jewels, making enamel dials, and producing plates with a high-level of finish which required extensive tooling and resulted in a great financial burden.
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With financial backing from Samuel Curtis, of small-arms manufacturing fame, the watch production began in 1851, and the first small group of watches were finished in late 1852.
The first watches produced went to officials of the company, and it was not until 1853 that the first watches were offered for sale to the public.
If you are ever offered, or are attempting to buy an Elgin antique pocket watch, there will always be a serial number on the movement.
It if doesn’t exist or has been scraped off or tampered with, then I would avoid it as something is fake about it.
There are usually two numbers and one can be found on the case and the most important one is located on the actual movement.There would be no logical other reason to try and remove a serial number.Find the Elgin pocket watch serial numbers on the internal workings.The company was founded by David Davis, Aaron Dennison, and Edward Howard.Their vision was to form a watch company that could produce high-quality watches at a lower cost using interchangeable parts.How to Open a Watch Case While opening a watch isn't rocket science, a watch can be damaged if you try to open it incorrectly. I find using my finger nail to be quite effective and it is soft enough to not scratch a watch case.