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 Post subject: The Lost Silent Film of the Elgin National Watch Company
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:45 am 
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Hey guys!

I just came across something VERY COOL ! ! !

This is a formerly lost silent film about the Elgin National Watch Company circa 1931.

It's about 23 minutes long and it goes through the entire process of making an Elgin watch movement!

It's one thing to see old black and white still pictures of this but it is pretty crazy to be able to watch a film about it ! ! !

I've never seen anything like this before!

ENJOY ! ! !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys4ChOWYNy8

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 Post subject: Re: The Lost Silent Film of the Elgin National Watch Company
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:03 pm 
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Great.

I liked the shot with the AVIGO in it, product placement!

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 Post subject: Re: The Lost Silent Film of the Elgin National Watch Company
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:17 pm 
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That was pretty cool!

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 Post subject: Re: The Lost Silent Film of the Elgin National Watch Company
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That is super cool. I'm going to sticky this thread so it doesn't get lost a few pages down the forum.

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 Post subject: Re: The Lost Silent Film of the Elgin National Watch Company
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:48 pm 
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Thanks Dave!

Don't want this one getting lost in time again.

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 Post subject: Re: The Lost Silent Film of the Elgin National Watch Company
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:05 pm 
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Really cool...had to mute that music though.

Imagine, one pound of steel drawn into 8 miles of hairspring wire....

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 Post subject: Re: The Lost Silent Film of the Elgin National Watch Company
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Finally got around to watching this. The machinery is mind-blowing. Wondering how different a modern watch factory is, I looked a couple videos. Lots of similar machines, but nobody operating them.

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