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Elgin movement

Posted by Steve on October 21, 2008 at 02:52

In Reply to: Elgin movement posted by Cliff Bowman on October 21, 2008 at 01:15:

: : : 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.


: and there it is.