Pocket Watch Database

Star Watch Case Co.

Ludington, Michigan

Location: Ludington, Michigan

Years of Operation: 1897 - 1982

The Star Watch Case Company was started by Otto A. Starke and Fred Hermann in 1897. Both individuals were former foremen at the Illinois Watch Case Company factory in Elgin, Illinois. In 1905, the company was moved from Elgin to Ludington, Michigan.

Case Grades

Note: This chart is not intended to be a comprehensive list of grades. Some grades changed traits over time and other grades may not be listed. This chart will be improved as additional information is studied.

Image Name Case Material Gold Content Gurantee Source Catalogs Trademarked
Watch Case Marking for Star Watch Case Co. Alert: Alert Gold-Filled 1942WAG
Watch Case Marking for Star Watch Case Co. Definance: Definance Gold-Filled 10-Year 1915ACB
Watch Case Marking for Star Watch Case Co. Definance Steel: Definance Steel Stainless Steel
Diana Rolled Gold Plate 14K 10-Year 1904LB
Watch Case Marking for Star Watch Case Co. Emperor: Emperor
Majestic Gold-Filled 5-Years 1904LB
Scepter Gold-Filled 10-Year 1913FDW
Watch Case Marking for Star Watch Case Co. Scepter: Scepter Rolled Gold Plate 10-Year 1915ACB, 1928ON
Star 10K Green GF Gold-Filled 10K 1928ON
Watch Case Marking for Star Watch Case Co. Star 10K RGP: Star 10K RGP Rolled Gold Plate 10K
Star 10K White GF Gold-Filled 10K 1928ON
Watch Case Marking for Star Watch Case Co. Star 10K Yellow GF: Star 10K Yellow GF Gold-Filled 14K 1932ON
Watch Case Marking for Star Watch Case Co. Star 12K GF: Star 12K GF Gold-Filled 12K
Star 14K Green GF Gold-Filled 14K 1925CPS, 1928ON
Star 14K White GF Gold-Filled 14K 1932ON
Star 14K White Gold Gold 14K 1928ON, 1932ON
Star 14K Yellow GF Gold-Filled 14K 1932ON
Star 18K White GF Gold-Filled 18K 1928ON
Watch Case Marking for Star Watch Case Co. Star 20YR: Star 20YR Gold-Filled 20-Year 1913FDW, 1915ACB
Watch Case Marking for Star Watch Case Co. Star 25YR: Star 25YR Gold-Filled 25-Year 1913FDW, 1915ACB
Star Chromium Chromium 1942WAG
Star Gold & Sterling Silver Silver 12K 1915ACB
Watch Case Marking for Star Watch Case Co. Star Nickel: Star Nickel Nickel Alloy 1904LB, 1915ACB, 1932ON
Star Special 10K/20YR Gold-Filled 10K 20-Year 1904LB
Star Special 14K/25YR Gold-Filled 14K 25-Year 1904LB
Star Stainless Steel Stainless Steel 1942WAG
Watch Case Marking for Star Watch Case Co. Star Sterling Silver: Star Sterling Silver Silver 1904LB, 1915ACB, 1942WAG
Star Yellow Base Metal Base Metal 1942WAG
Stellar Rolled Gold Plate 1928ON

Company Case Trademarks & Hallmarks