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Re: Elgin movement

Posted by ESC on October 21, 2008 at 10:08

In Reply to: Re: Elgin movement posted by steve on October 21, 2008 at 02:52:

: : : : Can someone please enlighten me as to the origin of 'elgin movement'? Blues artist Robert Johnson makes reference to 'elgin movement' in his song Walkin' Blues.

: : : Elgin is a watch. Maybe that is the origin.

: : Here's an article on "Elgin Movement," tying blues lyrics to the watch company. The example from Blind Blake seems to be the clincher: "She got Elgin movements / They're twenty-years guaranteed," which refers to the company's twenty year guarantee.

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: : and there it is.

Cool. I just remembered that my mother had an Elgin and it was supposed to be a very good watch.