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Early History of the New York Watch Company: Part 12 - The New York Watch Co. Product Line Before Restructuring as the Hampden Watch Co.

As the New York Watch Company continued to expand its product line in the mid-1870s, new grades were added at various quality levels to compete with other American watch companies.  An 1876 J.T. Scott & Co. price list posted to the NAWCC Forum by Greg Frauenhoff describes the movements offered by the New York Watch Company shortly before restructuring as the Hampden Watch Company. 1876 J.T... Continue Reading

by Nathan Moore, 4 days ago


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Early History of the New York Watch Company: Part 11 - The "Novelty" Grade

"Novelty" Grade Movement (#56249) Manufactured by the New York Watch Company, c.1875 One of the more unique products offered by the New York Watch Company was the "Novelty." Despite the distinctive traits, this grade was positioned at the lower end of the company's product line. Only the "John Hancock" movement was sold at a lower price. New York Watch Company AdvertisementJanesville Daily GazetteJanesville, Wisconsin ยท Friday, October 22, 1875 The "Novelty" movement featured seven jewels and a solid steel balance. However, the novel characteristic was the dual gilt and nickel finish, with the bright damaskeened nickel balance bridge contrasting the warm gilded plates... Continue Reading

by Nathan Moore, 1 week ago


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Early History of the New York Watch Company: Part 10 - A Closer Look at the E.W. Bond Movement

E.W. Bond Movement Produced by the New York and Hampden Watch Companies The E.W. Bond grade represents one of the finest watches offered by the New York Watch Company. The movement was named in honor of Ephraim Ward Bond, a prominent lawyer and businessman in Springfield, Massachusetts... Continue Reading

by Nathan Moore, 2 weeks ago



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Serial No.: #17394
Manufacturer:Peoria Watch Co.
Grade:Standard
Size:18s
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Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Est. Date:1885-1895
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Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:185
Size:16s
Model:4
Jewels:19j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Est. Date:1912
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Manufacturer:Illinois
Grade:Bunn Special
Size:18s
Model:6
Jewels:23j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Est. Date:1916
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Serial No.: #1057099
Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:992
Size:16s
Model:1
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Est. Date:1913
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Serial No.: #10227499
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 220
Size:12s
Model:1894
Jewels:15j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Est. Date:1901
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Serial No.: #3057518
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:No. 440
Size:16s
Model:4
Jewels:15j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Two-Tone
Est. Date:1913
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Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:479
Size:12s
Model:4
Jewels:17j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Est. Date:1927
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Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Crescent St.
Size:16s
Model:1908
Jewels:21j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Est. Date:1925
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Manufacturer:Hamilton
Grade:924
Size:18s
Model:1
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Est. Date:1906
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