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Elginium Hairspring Fitted on an Elgin Watch The Elgin National Watch Company introduced the Elginium hairspring in 1938. During this era, American watch companies were urgently competing to develop new technologies that would propel their products to the forefront of the market. Elgin was looking...
Pictured: U.S. Patent #384,731 Charles-Auguste Paillard received six patents in the United States for his innovative palladium alloys used in watchmaking. Paillard’s alloys were immune to corrosion, did not dilate significantly with temperature changes, and were non-magnetic.  Paillard’s last patent application in the United States...
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