Pocket Watch Database

Columbus Watch Co.
Pocket Watch Regulators

These are known regulators used on Columbus Watch Co. watch movements. The regulator is used to adjust the balance wheel's rate of oscillation in order to improve accuracy of the watch. Several varieties of watch regulators were used in movement designs, most of which were patented, often called "Patent Regulators." The best regulators offer extreme precision while adjusting the rate of oscillation. A patent regulator was often an indicator of quality.

Inventor:Joseph Bosley
Name:Wheeler 1886
Inventor:Phillip H. Wheeler
Patent Date:Dec 14 1886
Patent Number:354283
Inventor:G. Bischel
Patent Date:May 28 1878
Patent Number:204287
Inventor:W.W. Owen
Patent Date:Feb 9 1886
Patent Number:336060
Name:Columbus Spring
Inventor:(Reed Variant)
Patent Date:Feb 5 1867
Patent Number:61867