Pocket Watch Database

American Waltham Watch Co.
Pocket Watch Regulators

These are known regulators used on Waltham 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.

Name:Bosley
Inventor:Joseph Bosley
Name:Church 1885
Inventor:Duane H. Church
Patent Date:Feb 17 1885
Patent Number:312253
Name:Short Tadpole
Inventor:Charles W. Fogg
Name:Ohlson 1908
Inventor:Olof Ohlson
Patent Date:Jul 28 1908
Patent Number:894457
Name:Reed
Inventor:George P. Reed
Patent Date:Feb 5 1867
Patent Number:61867
Name:Church 1892
Inventor:Duane H. Church
Patent Date:Oct 11 1892
Patent Number:484176
Name:Ohlson 1906
Inventor:Olof Ohlson
Patent Date:Apr 17 1906
Patent Number:818043
Name:Woerd 1870
Inventor:Charles Vander Woerd
Patent Date:Dec 27 1870
Patent Number:110614
Name:Woerd 1877
Inventor:Charles Vander Woerd
Patent Date:Nov 27 1877
Patent Number:197710
Name:Fogg
Inventor:Charles W. Fogg
Patent Date:Feb 2 1864
Patent Number:41461
Name:Woerd 1870 B
Inventor:Charles Vander Woerd
Patent Date:Dec 27 1870
Patent Number:110614