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U.S. Watch Co. (Marion, NJ) Grade Frederic Atherton & Co. Pocket Watch Movement

United States Watch Co. (Marion)

Grade: Frederic Atherton & Co.

Private Label(s) in Run:
Royal Gold American Watch - New York (15 Jewels)
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Manufacturer: U.S. Watch Co. (Marion, NJ)
Manufacturer Location: Marion, New Jersey
Movement Serial Number: 1481
Grade: Frederic Atherton & Co.
Variation: No. 27
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1867
Run Quantity: 995
Total Production: 1,760
Size: 18s
Jewels: 19j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Mixed
Plate: Full Plate
Balance Type: Expansion
Regulator: Plain Out
Escapement Type: Straight-line
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
U.S. Patents: D2281, D2055
Movement Markings: Frederick Atherton & Co.
Marion, N.J.
Giles Patent
Mch 13th '66
Database Version: v48.039
Research Note: Mixed Setting Types In Run: KS/BS/LS

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Anonymous · May 17, 2022

Serial Number 1259 was reported as accurate.

colaman6mcq Supporter 147 · December 22, 2020

Serial Number 1283 was reported as accurate.

U.S. Watch Co. (Marion, NJ) Grade Frederic Atherton & Co. Pocket Watch Movement