Pocket Watch Database
Access Date: December 10, 2023
"6974" could possibly indicate the grade of the watch and not the serial number of your movement. Serial numbers are usually more than a few digits.
From the American Horology Archive:
E. Howard & Co.
|Manufacturer:||E. Howard & Co.|
|Manufacturer Location:||Roxbury, Massachusetts|
|Movement Serial Number:||6974|
|Estimated Production Date:||May 10, 1865|
E. Howard & Co. Factory Abstracts (Bob Rolfe)
|Registry Population:||1 (10.00%)|
Population Registry for This Run
|Image||Serial Number||Run Position||Primary Identification Method||Discovery Date|
There is 1 watch in the population registry for this run.