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Howard Watches Catalog (1909)


Reproduced by American Reprints, c.1969

. E'HOWARDWATCHCO .1, WALTHAM°MASSSUfSk7 . mE<0O0<.2<><2~>3Wfi907U3. m$ BE$:8EHocmw§mwzalnumro $:695wa. :$3570o02n;:. . 16-SIZE, 23-JEWEL, N E W BRIDGE (1907) MODEL H unting or Open-Face The finest practical timepiece in the world, very generally used by Railroad Men, Field Engineers and others Whose needs are most exacting. Specially adjusted to five positions, tempera‐ ture and isochronism. Every HOWARD Watch is cased and adjusted in its o w n case before leaving the factory. HOWARD movements and cases are n o t sold separately. Far Description and Price: see opposite page 6 DESCRIPTION AND PRICES 16-SIZE, 23-JEWEL, N E W BRIDGE (1907) M O D E L JE WELS 23 extra-fine jewels, all pigeon-blood rubies eXcept the oriental sapphire pallet stones. Balance, pallet arbor and escape Wheel have cone pivots, revolving on cap jewels. Going parts of the barrel are ruby-jeweled. BALANCE,ESCAPEMENT AND SAFETYBARREL Celebrated Howard Balance Wheel, specially hard t e m ‐ pered,Willnot knock out of true With the jar and jolt of the most severe use. Double‐roller escapement and recessed steel escape wheel. Patent safety barrel. DIAL Dial is hand-made, double sunk, of finest first-quality enamel, with distinctive Howard hour and minute figures. HUNTINGAND OPEN-FACE Made in both Hunting and Open-Face. _Hunting watches are pen‐ dant setting only‐Open-Face either pendant or lever setting. The Howard lever set in this grade is the highest grade railroad watch in the world. 18K. SOLID GOLD, EXTRA HEAVY Hunting Open-Face N. , P l ' N..22,P1' Name 0170-00 14K. SOLID GOLD, EXTRA HEAVY $155.00 . O,Pl' N.15,P1' $3.210,E??? $150-00 103.2533}? $140-00 14K. SOLID GOLD, HEAVY N.30,P1’ N.35,P1° N3.4o,E.ar‘r‘.‘ 35135-00 1x13.45,E.a’i‘r.l 35125-00 “JAS. BOSS” 0R “CRESCENT” GOLD FILLED (Guaranteed 25 Years) No.50,Plain No.60,E.T. $9250 Screw Bezel,Solid Back, SwingRing,Dust-Proof No.55 Plain No.65:E.'r. $90°00 No.75,Plain $9000 No.85,E. T. ° .......... i 16-SIZE, 19-JEWEL, N E W BRIDGE(1907)MODEL Escapement has cone pivots running on FineRubyEndStone Jewels H unting or Open-Face This is the finest adjusted 19-jewel watch made to-day With extra adjustment to five positions, temperature and isochron‐ ism. Each watch is cased and adjusted in its o w n case before leaving the factory. Movements and cases are n o t sold separately. For Description and Price: see opposite page 8 DESCRIPTION AND PRICES 16-SIZE, 19-JEWEL, N E W BRIDGE (1907) MODEL JE WELS 19 jewels, all selected rubies except the oriental sapphire pallet stones. Balance and escape Wheel have cone pivots revolving on cap jewels. BALANCE,ESCAPEMENTANDSAFETY BARREL Celebrated Howard Balance Wheel, specially hard tem‐ pered, running true and giving a very close rate underjar and vibration. Double-roller escapement and steel escape wheel. Patent safety barrel. DIAL Dial is hand-made, double sunk, of the" first‐quality enamel, With distinctive Howard hour and minute figures. HUNTINGAND OPEN-FACE7 Made in both Hunting and Open-Face, pendant setting only. , 18K.SOLID GOLD, EXTRAHEAVY Hunting Open-Face E3: 11%;??? $147-00 11323: 133:3? 35132-00 14K. SOLID GOLD, EXTRA HEAVY 11:2: 33:531.?! $12100 1132:3228? $117.00 14K. SOLID GOLD, HEAVY §§z§28f§13¥3 $11100 1133;132:383 $10100 “JAS. BOSS,” OR “CRESCENT” GOLD FILLED (Guaranteed 25 Years) N o . 150, P l a i n N o . 155, P l a i n N o . 160, E.T. $69'50 N o . 165, E.T. $67'00 ScrewBezel,SolidBack, .......... No.175,Plain $6700 S w i n g R i n g , D u s t - P r o o f N o . 185, E . T . ' 16-SIZE, 19-JEWEL, N E W BRIDGE (1907) MODEL Going Parts of Barrel Jeweled Hunting or Open-Face The Open-Face Lever‐Setting model of this movement isrec‐ ommended for use by Railroad Men. It is supplied With the HOWARD Railroad Dial with marginal minutes (see illustration,_page 5.6) and fitted in the HOWARD Special Dust‐Proof, Swing Ring, Gold Filled Case when desired for Railroad Service. Extra adjustment to five positions, temperature and isochronism. Cased and timed in its o w n case before leaving the factory, For Description and Price: see opposite page 10 DESCRIPTION AND PRICES 16-SIZE, 19-]EWEL, N E W B R I D G E (1907) MODEL JE WELS 19 jewels, all fine rubies, except the oriental sapphire pallet stones. Going parts of the barrel are ruby-jeweled. BALANCE,ESCAPEMENTANDSAFETYBARREL Celebrated Howard Balance Wheel, especially hard tempered, runs true and gives avery close rate under the jar and vibration of railroad use. Double-roller escapement and steel escape Wheel. Patent safety barrel. j DIAL Dial is hand-made, dOuble sunk, of finest first-quality enamel, With distinctive Howard hour and minute figures. HUNTINGAND OPEN-FACE Made in both Hunting and Open-Face. Hunting watches are pendant setting only. Open-Face are either pendant or lever setting. 18K. SOLID GOLD, EXTRA HEAVY Hunting Open-Face N.5 ,Pl' N.52,Pl' m3. 515, E.a’i‘r.1 $140-00 Ng.s§3,E.ari~’.‘ 14K. SOLID GOLD, EXTRA HEAVY $12500 N .510,P1 ' N .515,P1 ' N2.520, E.a’i‘r.1 $1 20°00 N3.525, E.a’i‘r.1 $110.00 14K. SOLID GOLD, HEAVY N .530,Pl ' N .535,P1 ° N3.540,E3}? $100’00 N3.545,E3?! $90'00 “JAS. BOSS” OR “CRESCENT” GOLD F I L L E D (Guaranteed 25 Years) No.550,Plain No.555,Plain No.560,E.T. $5750 No.565,E.T. $55'00 Screw Bezel,Solid Back, . . . . . . . . . . {No.575,Plain $55 0 0 SwingRing,Dust-Proof No.585,E. T. ' 16-SIZE, 17-JEWEL, 3‐4 PLATE (1905) MODEL Double Roller. Fine Five Position AdjustmentL H unting or Open-Face Very close adjustment to temperature, isochron‐ ismandfivepositions. Eachwatchiscasedand timed in its o w n case before leaving the factory Movements and cases a r e n o t sold separately. For Description and Price: see opposite page 12 D E S C R I P T I O P J A N D P R 10 s 16-SIZE, 17-JEWEL, 3‐4 PLATE(mw)M0DEL JEWELS 1,7 jewels in réised gold settings, all red rubies except the oriental sapphire pallet stones. BALANCEANDESCAPEMENT Celebrated Howard Balance Wheel, hard tempered, runs true and is especially made to Withstand the jar and jolt of everyday use. Double‐roller escapement and steel escape Wheel. DIAL Dial is hand-made, double sunk, 0f finest first-quality enamel; With distinctive H oward hour and minute figures. HUNTINGAND OPEN-FACE Made in both Hunting and Open-Face, pendant setting only. 18K. SOLID GOLD, EXTRA HEAVY Hunting Open-Face saggy? $130.00 1132;225:2121? $115.00 14K. SOLID GOLD, EXTRA HEAVY $335393? $110-00 Efizfiififi‘? $100-00 14K. SOLID GOLD, HEAVY $25331??? $9500 $3133??? $85-00 “JAS. BOSS” OR “CRESCENT” GOLD FILLED (Guaranteed 25 Years) N o . 250, P l a i n N o . 260, E.T. $5250 S c r e w B e z e l , S o l i d B a c k , S w i n g R i n g , D u s t - P r o o f N o . 255, P l a i n N o . 255, E.T. $50-00 . . . . . . . . ( N o . 275, P l a i n ' ' 1N0. 285, E . T . $50.00 16-SIZE, 17-JEWEL, 3-4 PLATE (1905) MODEL Double Roller. Five Positions Adjusted H unting or Open-Face Closely adjusted to temperature, isochronism and five positions. Every HOWARD Watch is cased and adjusted in its o w n case before leaving the factory. HOWARD movements and cases are n o t sold separately. This grade m e e t s all requirements for railroad service and is accepted by general inspectors. Far Description and Price: 5 : : opposite p u t t 14 ‐‐‐_‐_‐___‐__ DESCRIPTION AND PRICES 16-SIZE, 17-JEWEL, 3-4 P L A T E (1905) M O D E L JEWELS 17 fine jewels in gold settings, all rubies except the oriental sapphire pallet stones. BALANCEANDESCAPEMENT Celebrated Howard Balance Wheel, specially hard t e m ‐ pered, runs true and is dependable for daily pocket use under trying conditions. Double-roller escapement and steel escape Wheel. DIAL Dial is hand-made, double sunk, of finest first-quality enamel, With distinctive Howard hour and minute figures. Also speci‘al railroad dial With marginal minutes, supplied when desired. (See illustration, page 26.) HUNTINGAND OPEN-FACE Made in both Hunting and Open‐Face. Hunting watches are pendant setting only. Open-Face are either pendant or lever setting. $10500 N .410,Pl ' N .415,P1 ' N3.4zo,E.arF.‘ 35100-00 minim“? $90430 14K. SOLID GOLD, HEAVY N .430,P1 ' N .435,P1 ' N3.440, Ea'i‘n $85‘00 N3.445, Ea? $75'00 “JAS. BOSS” OR “CRESCENT” GOLD FILLED $45'00 $45 00 18K. SOLID GOLD, EXTRA HEAVY Hunting Open-Face N .412, P1 ' N .422,P1 i 1\T<(:-413.E8:i‘n $120'00 N8.423, E.a'r!.1 14K. SOLID GOLD, EXTRA HEAVY (Guaranteed 25 Years) No.450,Plain No.455,Plain N o . 460, E.T. $47'50 N o . 465, E.T. ?. . . . . . . . . . 5 Screw Bezel,Solid Back, SwingRing,Dust-Proof s cNo.485,E. 'r. ' No.475,Plain 16-SIZE, 17-JEWEL, 3‐4 PLATE (1905) MODEL Single Roller. Three Positions Adjusted Hunting or Open-Face Adjusted to three positions, isochronism and temperature‐the HOWARD keeps accurate time despite extremes of" heat and cold. A dependable timepiece for daily pocket use. Every HOWARD Watch is cased and timed in its o w n case at the fac‐ tory. HOWARD movements and cases are not sold separately. For Description and Price: 35:: opposite page 16 DESCRIPTIONANDPRICES 16-SIZE, 17-JEWEL,3‐4 PLATE (1905)MODEL JEWELS 17 selected jewels in gold settings, all rubies except the orientalsapphire pallet stones. BALANCEANDESCAPEMENT Celebrated Howard Balance Wheel, specially hard tempered, Will n o t knock o u t of'true With the jar and jolt of most severe use. Single-roller escapement and steel escape Wheel. DIAL Dials are hand-made, single sunk, of finest first-quality enamel, With distinctive Howard hour and minute figures. HUNTINGAND OPEN‐FACE Made in both Hunting and Open-Face, pendant setting 18K. SOLID GOLD, EXTRA HEAVY Hunting Open-Face 11:: 21%“ $115.00 22:33:21? $100.00 14K. SOLID GOLD, EXTRA HEAVY 11321331133}? $9500 §§z§é§:§¥%‘f $8500 14K. SOLID GOLD, HEAVY §§z§23$1a$ $80.00 32- 22:91:18? $70.00 “JAS.BOSS” 0R “CRESCENT” GOLD FILLED (Guaranteed 25 Years) N o . 350, P l a i n No.360,E.T. $37'50 ScrewBezel,SolidBack,1. . . . . SwingRing,Dust-Proof J . . _. N o . 355, P l a i n No.365,E.T. $35'00 No.375,Plain $35.00 No.385,E.T. 16-SIZE, EXTRA-THIN MODEL HOWARD CARVEL WATCH Open-Face Only The HOWARD Carvel meets the demand for amoderate-priced, I7-jeweled, 14. K. Solid Gold Watch. It is an Open-Faced, specially constructed case With solid back and single joint, insuring perfect protection to m o v e m e n t and an extremely compact and thin I6-size watch. For Description and Price: l e e opposite page 18 DESCRIPTION AND PRICES 16-SIZE, EXTRA-THIN MODEL HOWARD CARVEL WATCH Adjusted to three. positions, temperature and isochronism. Cased and timed in its o w n case before leaving the factory. Howard movements and cases are n o t sold separately. JE WELS 17 selected jewels in gold settings, all fine rubies except the oriental sapphire pallet stones. BALANCEANDESCAPEMENT Celebrated Howard Balance Wheel, specially hard tempered,willnotknockout oftrue withjarandjoltofdaily pocket use. Single-roller escapement and steel escape Wheel. DIAL Dials are hand-made, single sunk, of finest first-quality enamel, With specially designed Howard hour and minute figures. The Howard Carvel Watch supplied only with above movement. 14K. GOLD, HEAVY No. 305, Open-Face, P l a i n Polished, o n l y $50'00 19 12-SIZE, 21-JEWEL, EXTRA-THIN BRIDGE (1908) MODEL Hunting or Open-Face, Pendant Setting The finest thin model timepiece in the world, and the first thin model to achieve the HOWARD standard of accuracy as a timekeeper. Especially adjusted to five positions, temperature and isochronism. Every HOWARD Watch is cased and timed in its own case before leaving the factory. HOWARD movements and Cases are n o t sold separately. For Ducription and Price: In opposite page 20 DESCRIPTION AND PRICES 12-SIZE,21-JEWEL,EXTRA-THIN B R I D G E (1908) M O D E L JE WELS 21 extra-fine je‘wels, all selected pigeon-blood rubies except the oriental sapphire pallet stones. Balance, pallet arbor and escape wheel have cone pivots, revolving on ruby cap jewels. BALANCE,ESCAPEMENTANDSAFETY BARREL Celebrated Howard Balance Wheel, specially hard t e m ‐ pered, Will n o t knock out of true With the jar and vibration of most severe use. Double-roller escapement with recessed steel escape Wheel, insuring e x t r e m e light weight. Patent safety barrel has exposed stop‐work Which prevents strain on spring from overwinding. DIAL Dials are hand-made, of finest first-quality enamel, with distinctive Howard hour and minute figures. 18K. SOLID GOLD, HEAVY Hunting Open-Face §§z§%§:§?a¥f $155-00 1133;333:2184? $140-00 14K. SOLID GOLD, HEAVY $23338??? $135~00 $2332??? $1251“) “JAS. BOSS” OR “CRESCENT” GOLD FILLED (Guaranteed 25 Years) N o . 850, P l a i n N o . 855, P l a i n NO- 860, E-T. $9250 N o . 865, E.T. $90-00 “ CAVETTO” CASE “ CRESCENT” GOLD FILLED (Guaranteed 25 Years) N o . 850C, P l a i n No. 860e, E. T. $9250 N o . 855C, P l a i n No. 865C, E. T. $9000 21 12-SIZE, 19-JEWEL, EXTRA-THIN BRIDGE (1908) MODEL Hunting or Open-Face, Pendant Setting Closely adjusted to five positions, temperature and isochronism. A strictly high-grade accurate timepiece, to be relied upon under all conditions. Every HOWARD Watch is cased and timed in its o w n case before leaving the factory. HOWARD movements and cases are not sold separately. Far Description and Price: see opposite page 22 DESCRIPTIONANDPRICES 12-SIZE,19-JEWEL,EXTRA-THIN B R I D G E (1908) M O D E L JEWELS 19 jewels, all fine rubies except the oriental sapphire pallet stones. Balance and escape Wheel have cone pivots, revolving on fine ruby cap jewels. BALANCE,ESCAPEMENT AND SAFETYBARREL Celebrated Howard Balance Wheel, specially hard tempered, proof against jar and vibration and giving a very close rate under all conditions. Double-roller escapement and steel escape Wheel. Patent safety barrel With exposed stop‐ work Which prevents strain on spring from overwinding. DIAL Dials are hand-made, of finest first-quality enamel, With distinctive Howard hour and minute figures. 18K. SOLID GOLD, HEAVY Hunting Open-Face N o . 612, P l a i n N o . 622, P l a i n N o . 613, E.T. $120'00 N o . 623, E.T. 14K. SOLID GOLD, HEAVY $105'00 No.630,Plain No.635,Plain No.640,E.T. $100'00 No.645,E.T. $90'00 “JAS. BOSS” OR “CRESCENT” GOLD FILLED I (Guaranteed 25 Years) No..650,Plain No.655,Plain NO- 660. E.T. $57'50 N o . 665, E.T. $55°00 “ CAVETTO” CASE “ CRESCENT" GOLD FILLED NO-660C.E.T. $57'50 (Guaranteed 25 Years) No.650C,Plain No.655C,Plain 23 No.665C,E.T. $55'00 12-SIZE, 17-JEWEL, EXTRA-THIN BRIDGE (1908) MODEL Hunting or Open-Face, Pendant Setting Adjusted to three positions, temperature and isochronism‐ an accurate and dependable timepiece under all conditions of‘ daily pocket use. Every HOWARD Watch is cased and timed in its o w n case at the factory. HOWARD movements and cases are n o t sold separately. For Ducriptian and Price: 1 : : oppan'tz 1 m g : 24 DESCRIPTIONANDPRICES 12-SIZE,17-JEWEL,EXTRA-THIN BRIDGE (1908) MODEL JEWELS 17 selected jewels, all fine rubies except the oriental sapphire pallet stones. BALANCE,ESCAPEMENTANDSAFETYBARREL Celebrated Howard Balance Wheel, specially hard tempered, will not knock out of true ; proofagainst jar and vibration. Double-roller escapement and steel escape wheel. Patent safety barrel with exposed stop‐work that prevents Winding the mainspring t o o tight. DIAL Dials are hand-madc, of finest first~quality enamel, with distinctive Howard hour and minute figures. 18K. SOLID GOLD, HEAVY Hunting Open-Face Efiiézfi‘??? $100-00 figzgiézifi‘? $85-00 14K. SOLID GOLD, HEAVY 1132;333:133}? $8000 fifizgiifi‘??? $7000 “JAS. BOSS" OR “CRESCENT” GOLD FILLED (Guaranteed 25 Years) No.750,Plain No.755,Plain NO- 760, E-T. $40'00 N o . 765, E.’1: $3750 “ CAVETTO” CASE “ CRESCENT” GOLD FILLED (Guaranteed 25 Years) N o . 750C, P l a i n NO- 7600, E.T. $40'00 N 0 . 755C, P l a i n N o . 7650, E.T. $3750 25 HOWARD RAILROAD WATCH, 16-SIZE, LEVER SETTING This is the Railroad Watch, With special HOWARD marginal minute dial. Conductors, engineers and railroad officials have been quick to recognize the advantages of this dial. It does away With the mental calculation and eliminates a source of possible error. For Description see opposite page 26 FINEST RAILROAD WATCH HOWARDRAILROADWATCH,16-SIZE,LEVER SETTING The Railroad Man above all others is in position to appreciate a fine watch. His timepiece shares With him atremendous responsibility. The idea of a HOWARD RailroadWatchwas worked o u t at the repeated suggestion of prominent railroad m e n Who desired a special watch of the Howard type and accuracy. It is beyond all question the finest railroad watch in the world, and as such appeals to the railroad man’s pride in his profession. a All Howard Lever-Setting Watches are accepted and approved by the time inspectors of leading railroads. 27 FACE OF HOWARD WATCH 12-SIZE, EXTRA-THIN This is the dial View of the HOWARD 12‐size *Extra‐Thin Watch. It gives an idea of the distinctive HOWARD hour and minute figures. It has marginal minute numerals for every five minutes. For Description sre opposite page 28 DISTINCTIVEHOWARDDIALS FACE OF HOWARD WATCH, 12-SIZE, EXTRA-THIN Other HOWARD dials are made with heavy Arabic figures without the marginal numerals, and there is also a special Railroad Dial (Ié-size only) With a marginal numeral for every minute (536 page 26). Every Howard dial is hand-made, of finest first-grade enamel. Granted accuracy and adjustment in the movement, in the very nature of things the usefulness of a watch depends on the legibility and beauty of its dial. Howard dials are the result of’ years of experience in fulfilling the needs of m e n prominent in every phase of" activity ‐ i n the field or the engine room, in the Counting room or the study. 29 HOWARD “ CAVETTO” CASE, GOLD FILLED, 25-YEAR 12-Size, Extra-Thin Model Only As a union of the best features of the HOWARD Plain Polished and Engine‐Turned cases, the HOWARD “Cavetto” case has m e t With decided favor among critical buyers everywhere. Far Dexcriptian see oppoxit: page 30 DESCRIPTION AND PRICES HOWARD“CAVETTO” CASE,GOLDFILLED,25-YEAR The “ Cavetto ” is the m o s t distinguished case ever designed for ‘an Extra-Thin watch. In the Plain Polished case the Cavetto modeling defines the edge and adds to the apparent thinness of the watch ; while in the Engine‐ Turned watch it diversifies the geometrical surface and frames the center. Fitted only with Iz-size, Extra-Thin movements, 2 1 , 19 and I7jewels‐every watch cased and timed in its o w n case before leaving the factory. Howard movements and cases are n o t sold separately. FarFritz:u: pagcx21,23and25 31 HOWARD POLISHED CASE Many critical buyers prefer the HOWARD Polished Case. It owes its distinction to its classic lines and the deep pure color of polished gold. The HOWARD Polished Case is made in either 1 2 - or 16-size, 14. or 18 K, gold, or “]as. Boss” or “Crescent” 25‐year gold filled, Open-Face or Hunting. Any HOWARD move‐ ment may be had in HOWARD Polished Case. HOWARD movements and cases are n o t sold separately. 32 HOWARD ENGINE‐TURNED CASE HOWARD Cases, made in Engine‐Turned,have alwaysbeenfavoritecasesforfinewatches. They are furnished with the HOWARD 12‐size extra‐ thin and I6‐size movements of all grades, in both Open‐Face and Hunting, in 14. or 18 K. solid gold and “]as. Boss” or “Crescent” 25-year gold filled. HOWARD movements and cases are n o t sold separately. 33 HOWARDSWINGRINGCASE 16-S1'ze, Open-Face, Gold Filled Only This is a construction view of the HOWARD Swing Ring, Solid Back, Screw Bezel, Dust‐proof Case, supplied only in I 6-Size, Open-face, 25-year Gold Filled “‘Jas. Boss” or “Crescent.” Is specially adapted to watches intended for railroad, engineer‐ ing, mining or factory use. Can be fitted With any of our several grades of 16-Size, Open-Face, Pendant or Lever Set movements. Far Description and Price: of which see page: 7, 0, I I , 13, I5 and I7 34 16-SIZE A N D 12-SIZE FANCY ENGRAVED HOWARD WATCHES While H O W A R D Watches are usually wanted in Plain or Engine Turned cases, we can at all times supply both 16‐size and Iz-size Engraved cases, either solid gold or gold filled. All engraving on HOWARD WATCHES is the finest hand work, in handsome n e w and exclusive patterns‐Top and Bottomor Fancy, for which there is no extra charge on gold filled cases. There is an extra charge for engraving on solid gold cases‐amount depends on style of design. 35 THE HOWARD TRADE-MARK Every H O W A R D Watch case bears this little circle o r circular band on the inside cap. O n , this band is the name “ E. Howard Watch Co., Boston.” It establishes the identity of the watch and settles the matter of price beyond quibble or question. Every Watch buyer knows that the price of the H O W A R D watch isfixed at the factory, and a printed price ticket attached. He sees from the plain figures on the HOWARD license tag that he is not being charged too much, and knows that no one else can buy the wateh for less. ~ 36 16-hSize, 16‐Size, 16-S1ze, 16-Size, 16-Size, Iz-Size, Iz-Size, I2-Size, INDEX HOWARD WATCHES WI { :f:::a:::::i:§1::z::} Ig-Jewel, Escapement has cap jewels, PAGE ~- 6 - - 8 _ _ IO I 9-]ewel Jeweled in going parts of] barrel. Open-Face made in Lever Setting for railroad service LFine five position adjust‐ 1%]erLment,PendantSettingonly} _ ‐ I2 L”Adjusted to five positions. I7-Jewe1 Open‐Face made in Lever - - 14g LSetting for railroad service 17-Jewel, Adjusted to three positions, - - I6 21-]ewel, Open-Face and Hunting, - - 20 Ig‐Jewel, Open-Face and Hunting, - - 22 17-]ew‘el, Open-Face and Hunting, - - 24 16-Size and 12-Size Fancy Engraved, - - - - 35 \ Dear Reader A statement of fact; the watches in this book are by the trade name of E. Howard Watch Co., Waltham, Mass. However, the Howard name was purchased by the Keystone Watch Case Company about 1902. They also purchased the Howard factory in 1905. The next ten pages are of special interest to collectors as they are from different years of the Howard Watch Company asowned by Keystone. The Edward Howard chronometer and following thIee pages of illustrations of 12 and 16 sizes are one group. No date on this material, but the Edward Howard chronometer was introduced to the public in 1912 at $350.00, and we assume this section to be circa 1912-1918. The next section consists of four pages and illustrations of 10, 12 and 16 size watches made by Keystone Watch Case Company. This material is circa 1921 as it illustrates the 10 size watch which was designed between 1918 and 1921 and sold by the company until it went out of business in 1930. SPECIAL NOTE: See the Howard Watch Certificate of License which was included and affixed to each mahogany case in which the watch was delivered to the purchaser. The license was issued under the US. patent laws and became a condition of the purchase or sale of the watch. The certificate guaranteed and set the fair trade price on each watch. AMERICAN REPRINTS November 1, 1969 '12i,‘ 3)? ‘§ HE EDWARD H O W A R D , Chronometer Adjustment.'‐Jewe1ed with matched Oriental Sapphires. Three‐comered Sapphire Impulse Pin. Adjustable Sapphire Bankin Pins. Extra large Sapphire Cap‐jewels on Balance, Pallet‐Arbor and Escape‐wheel Pinion. Alfjewels hand-finishedandselectedforqualityanddepthofcolor. TrainWheelstruedandpoisedonPinions. Pinions hand‐tumed and hand-finished, running in Olive‐hole jewels. Hand-made Compensating Balance with Solid Hub and with Graduated Timing Nuts. Detachable Friction Balance-stafi. Howard Patent Gravity Regulator. Free Vibrating Hairspring. Poised Escape Wheel, double‐ recessed. Pallet Fork with Detachable Safety Tongue. Lower Escapement Plate detachable. Main‐ spring with highest reversible resiliency, imparting full impulse with lightest possible motive power. Dial hand-ground Venetian Enamel.‐18K Gold, Plain Polish, Open Face ‐ - $350 212222.::$135.00 $22:::3125-00 ”£3?$233...8105.00 223:I: 895-00 21,JEWEL 18K. SolidGold.ExtraHeavy O p e n Face O n l y Plain 1022 ET.1023 . ... 17 JEWEL, FIVE POSITIONS 18K. SolidGold.ExtraHeavy 18K. SolidGold.ExtraHeavy HuntingOnly 14K. SolidGold.ExtraHeavy Plain#1015 Pl I “211(0.SolidGold.EgtlrsaHeavy an . . . 14 K. Solid Plain#310.. E.T.#1025... . .. .. P11 #lolétsK.Solid Gold, Heavy an ........ 12.121045 . h . 23 JEWEL E. T.§220 _ $110.00 my . . 3100.00 14K. SolidGold.Heavy E. T. #320 14K.SolidGold.Heavy Htg. Plain#50... E.T.#60 .392.50 Eng. #60 Eng.* Solid Back, Plain SwingRing. E.T. # #65. . . l9 JEWEL Hts. O.F. Eng. Eng.* 17 JEWEL 17JEWEL.DOUBLEROLLER Hts. O.F. Plain#950. . . #955. . . E. T. #960 $42.50 #965 . . . Dust Proof . . E n g . 21 JEWEL O p e n Face O n l y #1055 . . Dust t o o 85 $40.00 ... Eng. 260 Eng!“ Solid Back. Swin Ring. Dust roof Eng.‘l Plain#275 . . . Eng. Solid Back. Swin$R'nf. E.'1‘. Dust : 0 0 Eng. Plain E.T. $37.50 Eng. #360 Eng,*......... l"ForDesign:of S eclalHowardEngraving:seethelastpage Trade ce:andTerm:on Application ..#1065..$65.00 ... 1065Eng.* E. '1‘. $52.50 $228 Plain 1075 . . 1085. . $65.00 1085Eng.* E. T. #285 . . . 5100-00 Plain #330 ET.#340.... 905 “ Carvel”‐355.00 Supplied o n ] with 17-Jeweldoub e roller 3-poaition movement ridge Model. 3,21, 19and 17 Jewel 5 position double roller 3/; Plate, 3 position Double roller and single roller HOWARD 16-SIZEeMadeinHunting and Open Face O W A R D 16-size watches are made in six grades, described below. Adjusted to Temperature, Isochronism and I I Positions. The bridge models are all 5 position, the % p1atea113 position. A” have double roller escapement, excepting % plate single roller. The bridge model watches are made especially for Railroad service, and are well within the limits required thereby. Each and every Howard \Vatch is fitted and timed in its own case before leaving the factory. Supplied complete, with printed license ticket, bearing the established price at which the watch is to be sold to the public. T h e p r i c e s g i v e n are the ‘prices maintained and established by the E. Howard Watch Works for sale to the consumer. 23 JEWEL 1 8K . S o l i d G o l d . E x t r a H e a v y Htg. O. F. 2“}?fig ' ‘ 8170.00 fig - j $155.00 14K. Solid Gold.ExtraHeavy E18}? $3 ‘ ' $150.00 fig 3 _- $140.00 . 14K.SolidGold.Heavy 19 JEWEL 1 8K . S o l i d G o l d . E x t r a H e a v y Hts. O.F. 17JEWEL, DOUBLE ROLLER 1 8K . S o l i d G o l d . E x t r a H e a v y _ Hts. O.F. Eh“.$222 . : . 3140-00 52% . ; : 8125-00 14K. Solid Gold.ExtraHeavy ‘51“1'32'213: : : 3120-00 3322: : : $110.00 /_ 14K. SolidGold. Heavy E3?331%. : . 3120-00 23%: ' ' 3105-00 14K. Solid Gold.ExtraHeavy 22222.3. ; 2...... 22.2. .. 2...... . 14K. Solid Gold.Heavy 222:2:22 :.2...... 2222.;; 2...... 17JEWEL, SINGLE ROLLER Plain#2l2. . . H t g . #222 . . O . F . Plain#312.. ET.#313.. Plain#230 . 235. . . 12.12240. . . ”5-00 245. . . 335-00 ” EXTRA OR “JAS. BOSS” EXTRA GOLD FILLED CASE Plain#550. . . E.T.#560. . . $62.50 #565- . . $60.00 Eng. #560 Eng.* #565 Eng.‘‘ SolidBack. Plain#575. . . Swin Rin . E.T.§585... $60.00 Eng. #960 Eng."l Solid Back. SwingRing. DustProof Eng. Enm" l7 JEWEL, SINGLE ROLLER Hunting Only Rte. Plain#250. . . #255. . . 0. F. ‘ $50.00 350.00 Eng. #285 Eng.* In orderingspecifynumberonly,a: thenumber:givenon thispagearetheregularHowardCataloguenumber: #555. . . Plain E. T. #965 Eng.‘ 5 “Cavetto” Case Bridge Model, 21, 19and 17 Jewels HOWARD 12-SIZE 21‐19‐17 JEWEL “Doric” Case lZ-Size, Extra-Thin.Bridge Model,Double Roller‐All Grades Adjusted to Position and Temperature. Made in Huntingand Open Face, Pendant Setting Only. HE HOWARD 12‐Size is an Extra-T/zin watch. A practical thin watch, and the first extra‐ thin watch to come up to the standards of accuracy and adjustment established by the Howard 16-size watches. All jewels are selected rubies, except the Oriental sapphire pallet stones. Dials ate hand-made, of finest first-quality enamel. Every Howard Watch is fitted, timed and adjusted in its own case before leaving the factory, and supplied complete‐with a printed license ticket attached, specifying the established price at which the watch is to be sold to the public. Furnished in the following styles of case, as shown by the catalogue numbers. For designs of l2-size Fancy Engraved cases see the following page. T h e prices g i v e n are thepricesmaintainedandestablishedby theE.HowardWatchWorksforsaleto theconsumer. _21 J E W E L 18K. SolidGold,EXtflHeavy Htg. O. F. E5“? 1%: : 3155-00 fig : : : 3140-00 P l a i n #83104K. 8:11:15 goldfiewy E-T-#840-u- ' .--"’5'” “Crescent” E‘gg§%gfi'Boss" E x t r a 1 9 J E W E L 18K. SolidGold,ExtraHeavy flag: 3 ; ; {3.7)}. 23; ; ; $03}, 14K. Solid Gold.Heavy 2%? m; : : 3105-00 #2342; : ; 395-00 “Crescent"Extraor “Jae.Boss"Extra Gold Filled 1 7 J E W E L 18K. SolidGold,Extra Heavy gag: g;;. "t." mg;--- $90.00 I I 14K. Solid Gold.Heairy Ei‘i‘f 23; : : moo $3355.: : : 375-00 “Cresceixt”Extraor “jaa.Bou"Extra Plaingah . . E.T. . . $92.50 Eng. #860 Eng.* #855. . - 5. . . $90.00 Plain 650 . . 55 E.T. . 362.50 Eng. Eng! Gold Filled P l a i n 50 755 $25Eng‘.‘l “C'Vetm"ngfi}fifgscem"E x "a I I I $60.00 Eng)“ E.T.'760?.'.' .50 65:I.' 00 Eng. 760Eng":42 g#205Eng)“$40. PH 500.. 5c.. 15.3153 . . 392-5" $250.. ”0-“ ” D o r i c ” Cue‐“Qreacent"Extra Gold Filled @332: 890-00 PIIWC.. 0550.. 2.31?we . “2-5” G. . “0-0" “Doric" Case‐ “Crescent” Extra Gold Filled . $22333 360-00 Pl" 500.. 55c.. nail?soc..“2-5“ gwc.. 34”" “Cavetto"Case‐ “Crescent" Extra Gold Filled “Cavetto"Case‐ "Crescent” Extra Gold Filled In orderingspecifynumberonly,a: thenumber:zlvenon thispagearetheregularHowardCataloguenumber: *ForDesign:a SpecialHowardEngraving:seethela owingpage radePrice:andTerm:on A ppllcarlon “Doric"Cas‐-“C c t"Etr Geold Filigfi e n x a £{“}?::-:o"::: 033?: 340-00 Plain \‘ Polished lb-Size and ' ~ , . -, ‘ Engine Turned lé-Size and lZ-Size Swing Ring Dust Proof l6-Size only TheseSpec:'alNDuemsgi grsagrieverens3eprevcelfdyepxactlutesrivneolyf fEonrgHraovwianrgdw,h"Cicrhecsacnenbte”suEmxmtreadGoonladnFyilglerda.doero"fJHaos.wBaorsdsW" aEtxcthr.aGoldFilledcases. 4017 16-Size . “,9" 21.10on r®‐> No. 1422 L bf 21Jewel -®-* No.1445Frod.M. Lm $217.00 ;°:;.r'°°" 21Jewel n‐®‐> List $217.00 21Jewel p‐®‐. No. 1445 Prod. P. $175.00 List $217.00 21Jewel p..®‐-> No. 1445 Fred. R. $175.00 L i s t $217.00 Keystone 18 K. Gold Green Plain Key-tono 14K. Gold‐-White or Groon‐Border. Butler Back Keystone 14 K. Gold Whit G Keystone 14 K. Gold White or Green Border. EngravedBack Keystone 14 K. Gold White or Green Border. Engraved Back MovementVlow-of 1051:.HowardWatch 21Jewel No.1435Prod. Lint 3204.50 $115.00 3217.00 $175.00 Every Howard Watch is cased at the factory. Timed in its o w n case and supplied complete in velvet-lined display box. THE NEW 10 SIZE HOWARD WATCH The Latest Production of the Howard Horologists The dial plate carries the steady pins and permits a direct and permanent alignment of bridges with dial plate, securing accuracy in position of all Jewel holes. The safety mainspringis more efficient than the usual safetydevices. Thelowerendstonecaps,beingheld by spring tension, screws are eliminated. Allhands (includtngueondhnnd) willnot directly from the atom. Stem1.lockedautomation“)!without helpofwrewu. "°VG"°re"e°n1P"lKai-n0 ° “ Fittedwith Sterling Silver Dialc‐an idealwatch for presentation purpose: No. 1445 Frod. N. FRODSHAM $175.00 @ $165.00 I1.1on -‐O‐- No.1" Vle. U» I . ” L u : 8.7.00 WM 1 1m m . o _ . Nu. 7 ; : L 4 , . man no.» M I M IElu‐ wm-orG m n Bord". q u u5 q u Km“... am. Whlnorarm. m...EngmnaBack KunmnL I " ‐ cmnorYallow l1Jnnl .‐o‐. No.195lonkWhil-N Nu.m lonkG m nN 1.4.: I l l . “ n.u I1It'll -‐O‐~ No.is IonicwmuP No."I Ionicanonr Lu: “5.00 :u.» I 1J m l ~ 0 ‐ o No.7» IonleM Hnln u u mm Milan- litr- cmno rv a n " r u n . KcynomEnr‐ G m n m Ycllow mm»...n u . v.11...hm...Turn-d HunUnIv.11..‐ 11Jun]v-O‘ K-monou x. Gold Nu.no am.» K-y-un-I n n n. 1:0 mm Specifications of Howard Watches HOWARD WATCHES awmm! 3‘" Keystone 18K. Gold Keystone 14K. Gold Keystone Extra These In men nixed u the bet! mkclo!watc cuu. HOWARD Movements I n d C u e - u e n e v e r sold u p - n u l y . The {yllowing m a r k : w i t h arrow Indicatenumber0!Jewels nndndjuumema ill enchgnde: 9 cma‐uknl,5PM @ Sur‐ZI Jud, SP‐ii-u ®Tfimh‐191nd, 5Position: 0 cmh‐nhnl, SPuiflou Hunlln'Yo“.‐ 11Jun! -O-‘ No.no No.no “5.00 I030 “.00 n . “ mm “0.00 L b ! cm.» m.» Km...“n K.Gold uouo Mn.» 1 1J m l ’ 0 . No.1“ Bug. Pl-In K u n o mE n r ‐ Lu: mam mu I1Jam! -‐O-> No.us DorkWhmM No.735Dork:GmnM “5.00 com Lin 354.50 ".50 )1Juan ' 0 ” N...ns DomWhh-P Na.us Dovlcc m "P La: 355.00 :uso «mo ".50 ITJ-wd -‐<)-> No.765Dori:M m .N N0.105Don:Gv-InN BREGUE‘I' _ 1...: 365.00 "4‘50 60.00 ".50 N'“ 7” Tud‘“ M mm No. 122m... ' sumo Koynon- n K. Gold No.1:53r... 5.0.00 Kny-tonoEnr- Kayne!"E n " Kcy-ton-Extr‐ wmnorG m n Bord". BudlrBull Whluorcm.“ Whil-orG u m Bord-l. Engr-vldB u k Bord-r no...14K. Gold "‘“p‘n’IP'” ‘1J...“ -O-‘ mm or hum. Cmnor“II“ Pl-In 11Jowul -< ) ‐ ‐ N h y m n .n"5field "121?“ K. ltonn M K .Gold B o r d Ingrtlzmgn. k Specifications of Howard Watches The HOWARD WATCH is always a fine watch: precise adjustment for temperature. isoclu'onism and posi‐ tions. as discovered and perfected by Edward Howard. Balance-Wheel specially lmrd-lem‐ pered‐an exclusive HOWARD in‐ vention. Balance Pivots and Train Pivots made of special steel. Dials nre 0' fines! first quality enamel and sterling silver. Jewels a r e selected pigeon -blood rubles: Pallet Stones are Orienml sapphiresand rubies‘ DoubIe-roller escapement. Steel escape wheel. ‘11.... .0..." "l " ‘ L“ I Bord". Entr-vodBack u“ 3111.50 P h i n Klyllan II K.Gold :1Jaw-I -O-' L11! n u . “ No.735m... mm mun 0.711Br.. I .00 Lynn...:4 K. Gold . m s . “ " 0 " EucryHowardwatchincnndatIllafactory. TimedInin owncue.-:uppfledcompleteinmlvu-h'mddisplaybox No.101Tudor m u .N now» No.106TudorG m “ N ”n a n . “ " m a ‘7"" Nm ms Tudor mm.p mom No. 706 Tudor c u m P 95.00 Mn mmo umaa Koy-tona n K. Gold Swing m...Plnln 2: chll 2 1J u n l . g - . x. mm.1|1:.Gold Lin :1Jun! . 9 4 No‘ 15‐2.!1 No. 1015‐211 L1,: sumo noun “2.00 I n . » Nu. 11‐21 K-y-tono n No. 35‐23J No.lflD‐ZlJ mm» nu." K. Gold 3 m m "00.09 “L“ "I." K. non.Extr-Swingmu.Pl-In K-yuonuam‐ No. 1 231 No. 1076‐21J 3121.00 usua No. 55‐2:.v No.1055‐“J mun " " J l W.” In." 2. M. :8: Km llonon K. Gold No. 45‐13 usual No.I M H I.1 126.00 Kaynon-E m ‐ No. “ ‐ 2 4 J 8121.00 No.1015‐21J ” . 0 0 List ” 0 0 , “ I N . " 8151.50 " 1 . 5 ! Every HOWARD \Vatch is cased at the factory‐timed initsowncaseandsupplied complete. MontgomtryDial:supplizdon Railroadwatcheson rcquut nun..." n K.Gold No.535Pllin $105.00 L i n "’1." “0.00 n . " no." ” . 0 0 11.1.50 RailmldChmnometer Eupcchlly Dcllgnod for RnllmdMin RAILROAD h y m n . E m . S w i n g m... 5.1...Tumod 2: Junl 21Jun] ._@_. No 15‐23J No. l o w ‐ u J La: sumo usun 90.00 "1.50 HOWARD Railroad Watches The highest attainment in a Railroad Watch for Railroad Men, Field Engineers and others whose needs a r e exacting. 23 Jewels and 21 Jewels‐selected rubies and sapphires, with Oriental sapphire pallet stones. Train and balance have olive‐hole jewels. 0 " “F l uJolntodlnlldoCap 0pmFae.Inland1...”.cu uJml 17Junl K-ynonoExt"Swing Rln Plain IIJun] No. 1115 "é" sumo Llu IIanM 0....F . "J o h n “ ln-Idoc... 23J - m l ‐‐€3‐. anon-En:‐ No.965Phln ’00.” No.us No.n5 5 n.Turn“ 00.00 lung 00.00 No!RailroadG l l d . $0 ‘ (W 7 o\ 6 PROTECT the fair-dealing jeweler in his sale of the HOWARD Watch; to insure his legitimate profits and shield him from unscrupulous com‐ petition‐ Each HOWARD Watch isaccom‐ panied by a Certificate of License, such as appears on the succeeding page. This License, in reduced size, duly numbered and registered, is affixed to the mahogany case in Which the watch is delivered to its purchaser. Each H O W A R D Watch has a fixed value for which the HOWARD Company is responsible to the consumer. The License is issued under the United States Patent Laws and becomes a condition of the pur‐ chase or sale of the watch. HOWARD WATCH LICENSE 7%.:W numbereddasm‘bedandminedmafia»: wwwmzlbran:armorwf Mefbfiomgbgdil’m: MM/figdawdfiag.L/MMJJWZ WJ I901: 16.9041034111szd 190d 152';sold: gpdwdunderandggect‘20 filefillou'i/q ' mums.W/u'c/tm(m d? b/ b er a d a r ; v e n d e e a n d m e z ' fl l e r o f w / w m , n ' o l a l m g anyofilzwewndz‘iims,M o m m a ;i ' erandwzll éeproseadedwwe‘ll fbraZlHoward atom302d W i ntheinfiingerépomn'm. t flwmementmwtmtbemyedfivmthe 3w e b0eusedinanyothertwe.Jwrilzeaweawed firm: ailzer movement 2 {2219mm}: shallmi‘be wldiomgymdafigimd by Memanufizdmvrasob/édz'omble; [2201.36 M a l l M&emwdfivmilzebarwnfafiuhyflepawlmorfle WJoIdu/illzoulmmmlzwmewntamedmn. fifimbmskailmmrfikasellorofifirw sell #1229 wmwmatanypn'ceo?ker yum! 35.00 watch2‘0 E fiOWA/Po WAI’CH COMPANX REPRINTS F O R HOBBYISTS 1904 St. Louis Clock & Silverware Co. 1885 Myers, 1886 Clapp & Davis, 1896 A.C. Becken combination of clocks and watches 1881Waterbury Clock Company ' 1867 Waterbury Clock Company 1905 Ansonia Clock Company 1879 Seth Thomas Clock Company 1886/87 Ansonia Clock Company with separate price list 1917 Benjamin Allen, 1897 Green Brothers, watches 1909 Hazlitt & Walker “Repairing Watch Cases” by W. Schwanatus & Wesley Fenimore 1909 Hazlitt & Walker “Watch Repairing” by N.B. Sherwood 1897 The Prentiss Clock Improvement Co. 1872 J. H. Johnston Great Western Gun Works 1884 Gibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. Gun Catalog 1909 Howard Watches w/inserts ca 1912 and 1921 1936 Remington Knife Catalog " W r i t e for free catalog of books on antiques and collectables. Twelfth 1‘ Annual Catalogue ' St.LcIswco. a St. houls. Mo. ,1 Whaloulu AMERICAN REPRINTS CO. 4656 VIRGINIA AVE. SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI 63111 NH