Dating waltham antique pocket watch

21 Dec

The Waltham Watch Company, also known as the American Waltham Watch Co.

and the American Watch Co., produced about 40 million watches, clocks, speedometers, compasses, time fuses, and other precision instruments between 18.

Now repurposed to residential and commercial use, the complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. The next movements produced, Serial numbers 5001 to 14,000, were used in the Waltham Model 1857 watch, the first pocket watch produced in America of standard parts. After the Civil War, the company became the main supplier of railroad chronometers to various railroads in North America and more than fifty other countries.

The next movements manufactured (1001-5000) were marked "Dennison, Howard, & Davis", "P. In 1876, the company showed off the first automatic screw making machinery and obtained the first Gold Medal in a watch precision contest at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition.

Waltham International SA manufactures and distributes Waltham Swiss Made watches in the luxury watch market.Upon giving the Gettysburg Address in 1863, Abraham Lincoln was presented with a William Ellery, key wind watch Waltham Model 1857, serial number 67613.This watch is now in the collection of the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.The company's historic 19th-century manufacturing facilities in Waltham, Massachusetts have been preserved as the American Waltham Watch Company Historic District.In 1850, at Roxbury, Massachusetts, David Davis, Edward Howard, and Aaron Lufkin Dennison formed the company that would later become the Waltham Watch Company.