Howard Pocket Watches

1858-1930


 

Edward Howard originated in Roxbury, Massachusetts working as a horologist for the Old Boston Watch Company. He left for Appleton, Tracy and Company in 1857 only to return back to his old home and old job. A year later, Edward Howard began producing his own watches for his personal company, E Howard and Company.

Edward Howard is considered to have produced some of the finest pocket watches in the history of this art. The first of his products being 18-size ¾ plate movements. Though his company went through many changes in both ownership, management and official corporate names, Howard’s signature on his pocket watches remained the same.
Known by many as a horological genius for his fine product, Howard retired in the year of 1882 and died 22 years later. In 1903, a year before Howard’s death, the Howard watch name was sold to Keystone Watch Case Company in Philadelphia (the company also purchased the US Watch Company of Waltham). The Howard pocket watches survived being manufactured up until the depression in 1930.

A Closeup View of a Howard N size Keywind Series III Gilt, 15 jewel movement

A Closeup View of a Howard N size Keywind Series III Marked Mershon’s Patent in an oval on the Balance Cock Gilt, 15 jewel movement

A Closeup View of a Howard N size Keywind Series III Marked Mershon’s Patent in line on the Balance Cock Gilt, 15 jewel movement

A Closeup View of a Howard N size Series VII Marked with Hound, Gilt, 15 jewel movement

A Closeup View of a Howard L size Series XII Split Plate, 17 jewel movement

A Closeup View of a Howard L size Series V Marked Adjusted with Deer, 15 jewel movement

A Closeup View of a Howard 16 size Series 0, 23 jewel movement

A Closeup View of a Howard 16 size Series 10, 21 jewel movement

A Closeup View of a Howard 16 size Series 11, Railroad Chronometer 21 jewel movement

A Closeup view of a Howard 16 size Series 11, Railroad Chronometer 21 jewel Marked Double Roller Movement

A Closeup view of a Howard 16 size Series 9, 17 jewel with Checkerboard Damaskeening Movement

A Closeup view of a Howard 12 size Series 8, 23 jewel Movement

A Closeup view of a Howard Series 11, Railroad Chronometer 21 jewel Watch Paper including the World War One W

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