Howard Pocket Watches

1858-1930


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In 1857, Edward Howard left the Appleton, Tracy, and Company and returned to Roxbury, Mass., to his clockmaking business in the Old Boston Watch Company factory. In 1858 he began producing E. Howard and Company watches. These watches were considered some of the finest watches made in this country. The first watches were 18-size three-quarter plate movements. The Howard Company went through several changes of corporate name and ownership, but the signature on the watches never changed. Edward Howard retired from the business in 1882 and died in 1904. In 1903, watch production ceased, and the Howard watch name was sold to the Keystone Watch Case Company of Philadelphia, who also purchased the U. S. Watch Company of Waltham, Massachusetts, to manufacture under the Howard name. Howard watches were manufactured until 1930, when the company fell prey, like so many others, to the depression.

A Closeup View of a Howard N size Keywind Series III Gilt, 15 jewel movement

A Closeup View of a Howard N size Keywind Series III Marked Mershon's Patent in an oval on the Balance Cock Gilt, 15 jewel movement

A Closeup View of a Howard N size Keywind Series III Marked Mershon's Patent in line on the Balance Cock Gilt, 15 jewel movement

A Closeup View of a Howard N size Series VII Marked with Hound, Gilt, 15 jewel movement

A Closeup View of a Howard L size Series XII Split Plate, 17 jewel movement

A Closeup View of a Howard L size Series V Marked Adjusted with Deer, 15 jewel movement

A Closeup View of a Howard 16 size Series 0, 23 jewel movement

A Closeup View of a Howard 16 size Series 10, 21 jewel movement

A Closeup View of a Howard 16 size Series 11, Railroad Chronometer 21 jewel movement

A Closeup view of a Howard 16 size Series 11, Railroad Chronometer 21 jewel Marked Double Roller Movement

A Closeup view of a Howard 16 size Series 9, 17 jewel with Checkerboard Damaskeening Movement

A Closeup view of a Howard 12 size Series 8, 23 jewel Movement

A Closeup view of a Howard Series 11, Railroad Chronometer 21 jewel Watch Paper including the World War One War Tax.

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