Dating antique pocket watches
Add a unique touch to your Pocket Watch for a gift that will last a lifetime.Although the lever watch was not invented in America, it was the USA who was responsible for the mass production of American lever watches.In 1865 prices for movements only (no case) were: William Ellery , P. Bartlett , Bartlett-Ladies , Appleton Tracy , A. In 1923, they became the "Waltham Watch and Clock Company" reflecting the new importance of clock manufacturing, but then in 1925 the name was changed back to "Waltham Watch Company".American Horology owes much to the brilliant visionaries of the Waltham Watch Company.In 1853, the factory building was completed and the company began doing business under the name "American Horologe Company." The name was changed to "Boston Watch Company" in September 1853, and the factory in Waltham, Massachusetts was built in October 1854. The Boston Watch Company failed in 1857 and was sold at auction to Royal E. It was reorganized as "Tracy, Baker & Co." and later that same year the name was again changed to "Appleton, Tracy & Co" and watches 5001 - 14,000 were produced. The factory was kept in operation through these years by cutting expenses to the lowest possible level... According to the biography by Carl Sandburg, Abraham Lincoln owned and carried a Waltham "Wm. The watch was an 11-jewel, 18 size, key-wind in a silver hunter case, and was produced in January of 1863.The movements produced here (serial numbers 1001 - 5000) were signed "Dennison, Howard,& Davis," "C. The first movements carried the Appleton, Tracy & Co. In 1885, the company became the "American Waltham Watch Company". In 1906 the company was renamed the "Waltham Watch Company".The company was founded by David Davis, Aaron Dennison, and Edward Howard.
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