Vintage Mens Wrist Watch HOWARD American Man Gold Classic Men's Wristwatch

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ID: 331

Price
$ 600.00
Price / kg:
Howard
STANDART
Standart
1900-1920
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I am pleased to offer for sale this 1914 timepiece that was made by most respected in the history of American horology E. Howard Watch Company”. In 1868, an American engineer and watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones who had been a director of E. Howard & Co., in Boston, then America's leading watchmaking company, founded the IWC – International Watch Company with the intention of combining the craftsmanship of the Swiss with the modern engineering technology from the U.S. to manufacture movements and watch parts for the American market.

 

It is a NOBLE DESIGN WATCH model that features an WHITE elegant DIAL, ROSE GOLD PLATED case and a FULLY 19 JEWELS original pocket watch mechanism (SIZE 10) with BLUE STEEL SCREWS, STRAIGHT LINE DAMASKEENING, THREE FINGER BRIDGE, END-PIECES of ROSE GOLD for the ESCAPE WHEEL and SWAN NECK MICROMETER REGULATOR & BLUE BREGUET BALANCE SPRING that dates to 1914.

 

 

The gorgeous, WHITE DIAL is in flawless condition with absolutely no hairlines or chips. It features a crisp 60 minute outer track border with black enamel five minute Arabic numerals, black enamel main Arabic numerals, steel hands, and a separate sub-seconds dial with 60 second outer track and "sweep" steel seconds hand. The new dial has been professionally updated, and now is in excellent condition. Signed E.HOWARD & Co in black enamel lettering below the 12.

 

 

It is a registered design model that features a three piece ROSE GOLD PLATED case that provides with glass cover of back lid. This watch was converted from pocket watch. This case, new custom made, fantastic, build specially for this excellent HOWARD movement. The lugs are in great condition while the winding crown is in very good shape and operates properly. The case has MINERAL glasses on the front and back side.

 

 

Peeking inside via the glass lid I find a spotless and high QUALITY – 19 JEWELS, manual wind nickel plated lever escapement movement with BLUE STEEL SCREWS, STRAIGHT LINE DAMASKEENING, THREE FINGER BRIDGE, END-PIECES of ROSE GOLD for the ESCAPE WHEEL and SWAN NECK MICROMETER REGULATOR & BLUE BREGUET BALANCE SPRING.

 

The bridge holds the escape wheel is furnished with a ROSE GOLD END PIECE. This end piece is used to minimize the axial clearance of the wheel arbor and enhances the precision of this important element of the escapement. End jewels also protect the stuffs from dirt and dust.

 

The number of jewels used in watch movements increased over the last 150 years as jewelling grew less expensive and watches grew more accurate. The only bearings that really need to be jeweled in a watch are the ones in the going train - the gear train that transmits force from the mainspring barrel to the balance wheel - since only they are constantly under force from the mainspring. The wheels that turn the hands (the motion work) and the calendar wheels are not under load, while the ones that wind the mainspring (the keyless work) are used very seldom, so they do not wear significantly. Friction has the greatest effect in the wheels that move the fastest, so they benefit most from jewelling. So the first mechanism to be jeweled in watches was the balance wheel pivots, followed by the escapement. As more jeweled bearings were added, they were applied to slower moving wheels, and jewelling progressed up the going train toward the barrel. A 17 jewel watch has every bearing from the balance wheel to the mainspring barrel jeweled, so it was considered a 'fully jeweled' watch. In quality watches, to minimize positional error, capstones were added to the lever and escape wheel bearings, making 21 jewels.

 

The movement is clearly marked E.HOWARD WATCH & Co. – BOSTON U.S.A. – 19 JEWELS – PAT’D’12 – ADJUSTMENT – FIVE POSITIONS AND TEMPERATURE with movement serial number #1.243.529. This serial number dates this watch to 1914, as per published production numbers. The movement size is 10S.

 

This beautiful wristwatch has the ORIGINAL movement in an excellent status which was very well saved, considering age of this watch. Mechanism has been recently serviced to ensure it winds and sets smoothly while keeping great, accurate time.

It comes complete with a new 22mm black alligator style genuine leather strap with matching golden Stainless steel buckle for a most excellent look.

Diameter (with crown):       53.00 mm
Diameter (without crown):  47.00 mm
Watch crystal diameter:     41.00 mm
Thickness:                         14.00 mm

 

This cleaned, oiled and regulated antique watch winds and sets very smoothly while keeping very good, accurate time.

 

Supplied without box.

 

Because of the vintage nature of the watch I cannot guarantee its absolute time keeping accuracy even if they are in good running condition and in some rare occasions may require additional adjustment.