All US manufacturing was discontinued in 1968, and the rights to the name Elgin were sold and subsequently resold multiple times over the years. The rights eventually were purchased by MZ Berger Inc., which manufactures its watches in China and distributes them outside traditional watch dealerships.
When was the last Elgin watch made?
The worlds largest watch manufacturing complex was located in several buildings from its inception in 1864 until the last Elgin movement made in the United States was completed in Elgin, South Carolina, in 1968.
How old is the Elgin watch Company?
About 158 years (1863) Elgin National Watch Company/Age
When did Elgin go out of business?
1968 Elgin National Watch CompanyENWC Father Time logoIndustryWatch manufacturingDefunct1968HeadquartersElgin, Illinois , United StatesProductsPocket watches, wrist watches, bomb sights and precision instruments3 more rows