Pocket Watch Database

Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Years of Operation: 1885-1903

Production Jewels: 7-21 Jewels

Production Sizes: 18s, 16s, 6s, 0s

Total Production: < 890,000

Average Rarity:

Purchased by the Philadelphia Watch Case Co., 1901, and consolidated with the E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone), 1903

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Company Timeline

July 1884

The United States Watch Co. is founded in Waltham, Massachusetts with a capital of $50,000.

1887

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.

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, the Evening News, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Friday, April 19, 1901

April 18, 1901

The United States Watch Co. factory is purchased by the Philadelphia Watch Case Co. for $125,000.

1903

The United States Watch Co. is purchased by the Keystone Watch Case Co. and began manufacturing movements for the E. Howard Watch Co. brand.

Successor: E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone)