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When times are good then people will have more money to spend.

They will start to buy these types of vintage Elgin watches.

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The bait used was a $5,000 a year salary for 5 years, a $5,000 bonus and one acre of land on the company's, soon to be acquired, 35 acre site (some things never seem to change).

and seven of their key people where lured away to work for the newly formed company and they were nicknamed the Seven Stars.

The National Watch Company of Chicago, Illinois was incorporated on August 27, 1864 with a capital of $100,000. The owners refused to sell unless the entire farm property of 71 acres was purchased at a price of $3,550. Wheeler, November 26, 1867 and Matthew Laflin, January 2, 1868.

The requested location for the company was on a farm with absentee owners.

If so, then you will enjoy reading about these fantastic pieces of American history.

In many cases people have been left these old antique watches by their parents or grand parents.

This would have been a serious blow to the Waltham Watch Company to lose seven of its very best watch makers.

The friction caused by this must have been high at the time.

The towns people would also have to put up ,000 (keep in mind that the war was on and all the young men where gone).

Since turn about is fair play, Elgin lost several of the Seven Stars to the Illinois Watch Co. The Seven Stars were all machinists first and watchmakers second. Moseley and he became the factory's first superintendent. The Elgin businessmen had been informed that if they wanted the company to be located in Elgin they would have to donate 35 acres of land.

In September of 1864 a visit was made by some company representatives to the Waltham Watch Co.

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