Pocket Watch Database
Important NoteThe United States Watch Co. of Waltham, Massachusetts should not be confused with the more common American Waltham Watch Co. If the movement is NOT marked "U.S. Watch Co." or "United States Watch Co." please conduct a lookup under the American Waltham Watch Company.
Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Years of Operation: 1885-1904
Successor: E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone)
Purchased by the Philadelphia Watch Case Co., 1901, and consolidated with the E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone), 1903
Production Jewels: 7-21 Jewels
Production Sizes: 18s, 16s, 6s, 0s
Total Production: 362,000
Special Research Assistance: Andy Dervan
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The United States Watch Co. is founded in Waltham, Massachusetts with a capital of $50,000.
The first U.S. Watch Co. movement is produced, a 16s stem-wind 3/4-plate watch with a raised plate. The movement is not successful, and some attribute the lack of sales to the need for a custom case.
Friday, April 19, 1901
April 18, 1901
The United States Watch Co. factory is purchased by the Philadelphia Watch Case Co. for $125,000.
The United States Watch Co. is purchased by the Keystone Watch Case Co. and began manufacturing movements for the E. Howard Watch Co. brand.