Schools & Churches
Elgin Academy
Elgin High School
Franklin School
1st. Congregationalist Church
St. Mary's Church
St. John Ev. Lutheran Church
Ev. Lutheran Church of Holy Spirit
Methodist Church
 Episcopal Church
Grant School
Borden Library
City Hall
Cook Publishing
Brethren Publishing 
Dunham's Castle
Elk's Club
Ill. State Armory 
Home Bank Building
Professional Building
Post Office
Sears Academy
Selz Shoe Factory
Masonic Temple
H. Kind 
Hubbard Block
Cromwell Shoes
Judge Botsford's Residence
Fire Barn # 1
Fire Barn # 5
Elgin Eagle Beer
Sherman Hospital
Resthaven Sanitarium
St. Joseph's Hospital
Larkin Children's Hospital
Elgin State Hospital Annex
Old People's Home
Grove Ave.
Grove Ave 
at Nite.
North on Grove
Douglas Ave.
Chicago Street
Villa Street
Highland & Larkin Avenues
Modern Elgin
Grove Ave. (Mod)
Aerial View
Elgin Skyline
Greetings From Elgin
Greetings From Elgin (1975)

My Elgin Pocket Watch Collection

While it is certainly less expensive to collect postcards than watches, I have been able squeeze out a little money from the family budget to invest in some Elgin Pocket watches.  You can learn more about my collection by either using the buttons on the bottom or clicking on the icons below.

G. M. Wheeler 18

Gold Hunter

Silver Open Faced 

Fancy Faced
Gold Hunter

Fancy Hunter 
Watch with Fob

Watch in need of Repair!

How are Pocket Watches Measured?

A designation like the ones shown below has become the standard.  How that happened or why a 20S watch is the designation for a watch that is 1.833", I don't know, but the chart below will provide measurements for pocket watch designations.  

20S 1.833" 46.56
18S 1.800" 45.72
16S 1.766" 44.86
12S 1.566" 39.78
10S  1.500" 38.10
8S 1.433" 36.40
6S 1.366" 34.70


 For antique watch repair (or any jewelry needs)  visit Shockey Jewelers in Downtown Elgin.  I have had watches repaired in many places, but it is Shockey that gets my business!


Fox River
Chgo St Bridge
Chgo Bridge at night
Kimball  Bridge
Walton Island
Pumping Station
Elgin Nat'l 
Watch Co.
West & Front Wing
Noon at Factory
The Main Entrance
National House
Elgin Watchmakers College
Il. Watch 
Case Factory
Eppenstein's Home
N. Y. World's Fair
My Elgin's All Right
Gifford Park
Veteran Monument
Lord's Park
Scenic View
Upper Lake
Band Stand
Audubon Museum
Pavilion At Night
Pavilion in Wintertime
Bear Pit
Trout Park
Trout Park  Amusement Park
Sulfur  Springs
(Wing Park)
Wing Park
Swimming Pool
Band Concert
(Wing Park)
Weldwood Country Club
Central Park
Bridge over Tyler Creek
Windmill on Aurora Elgin RR
Kelley Hotel
Hotel Fosgate
Fox Hotel
Dairy Cows
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