American Watch Co. Made for HOWARD & Co., New York 1868
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Directory: Antiques: Instruments and Implements: Timepieces: Pocket Watches: Pre 1920: item # 1217412
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The Watch Company
P.O. Box 3340
Santa Monica, Ca. 90408
Howard & Co was an excellent Silver maker during the turn of the century, or 'Belle-Epoque' period. Howard & Co was established in 1866 and by the turn of the 20th century 'the company had branches in Newport and London, in addition to its Fifth Avenue shop in New York' (see Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers by Dorothy Rainwater). Most of their silver was made in the revival taste; it is uniformly quite heavy, well designed and well executed.
After only two years in existance in 1868, this company had especially ordered and marked this watch to be sold exclusively through the New York Store on 5th Ave., and in their store in London, England. This watch was one of the first exposured to the English market. Latter, after 1873, The American Watch Co. changed their name to Watham Watch Co. and sold thousands more to England under the Watham banner. THIS IS A FINE COLLECTIBLE. DON'T INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET. BUY SOMETHING PROVEN IN TIME.
DIAL: White porcelain single sunken with Roman figures and signed; “AMERICAN WATCH Co.” in an arc. Original hands. Mint original porcelain dial.
MOVEMENT: 18 size, hunting model, full plate gilt, compensated balance, and all wide well diamond screw down jewel settings, key wind and key set, “Foggs patent”regulator, 412.665. Original movement in excellent condition. Currently being service for time keeping.
CASE: Original “Warranted Coin Silver” Open face double hinged back and bezel. Complete and fully functional. Very scarce original early key wind silver 3oz. case.
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