US/SHIPPING 2 DAY AIR INSURED
The Illinois Watch Case Company was a major manufacture in Elgin Illinois. Many unique brands purchased IWCC WATCH CASES, such as The [THESE ARE NOT ELGIN WATCH CO] "Elgin Giant", "Elgin Pride", "Tivoli", "Spartan", and "Elgin Commander".
IWCCo also started the "Elgin American" line of lady's compacts and cigarette cases [THESE ARE NOT ELGIN WATCH CO] .
The use of the name "Elgin" in their brand names, or marking the cases with "Elgin USA" has often lead people to believe that the watch was made by the Elgin National Watch Company when it was made by someone else, or to think that another brand of watch no longer has its original case because it is "now in an Elgin case."
Several battles, one all the way to the Supreme Court ruled in favor of IWCC and against ELGIN. Yet they upheld that Elgin was the only entity allowed to use the name Elgin on a watch. But, due to the fact IWCC operated in the city of Elgin. like Elgin, they could use the name in/for watch cases as well as compacts and cigarette cases.
In the 1950's, the watch case business ran
into hard times. A lot of this due to cheap labor overseas, and the fact Japan had
assistance of the USA, the Illinois Watch Case Company EVENTUALLY moved their
manufacturing of cigarette cases and Lady's Compacts to Japan...
THIS COMPACT IS ONE OF THE VERY FIRST
WATCH WAS SERVICED
EXTERNAL CASE ID IN FANTASTIC
ALL CLOSURES/LICKS OPERATE PROPERLY
YOU HAVE THE COMPACT/MAKE UP AREA WITH
THEN YOU HAVE THE
THE WATCH CASE FLIPS BACK AND DOWN
THERE IS ROOM FOR A FEW
THE CASE WILL MOVE FLAT ONTO
NOTE THE CUT OUT WHICH
ALL LOCKS WORK
ILLINOIS WATCH COMPANY
FINISH IS ORIGINAL 24KT.
PICTURE HOLDER LIKE NEW
A CLICK FOR "DIRTY
HANDS A MUST"
YOU WILL NOT BE TAKEN AWAY LOL