They were the first to gain independence from European watch providers in the New World. But more than that, they sought to provide a more accurate watch at a affordable price to the American Citizen. After beginning activity in Boston by the Boston Watch Co. 1853 1859, In January 1859, the Waltham Improvement Co. And the Appleton, Tracy & Co.
Merged to form the American Watch Company. In 1860, as Lincoln was elected president and the country was in Civil War, the American Watch Co. Was faced with serious problems.
The next year, business came to a standstill. There seemed to be little hope of finding a market for watches, and bankruptcy again seemed close at hand. At this point it was decided to cut expenditures to the lowest possible figure and keep the factory in operation. American horology owes much to members of the Waltham Watch group such as Bacon, Church, Dennison, Fogg, Howard, Marsh, Webster, and Woerd, who contributed much to its development and success. In early 1861, the name J.
Watson appeared on model 1857 first run: nos. 23,601 to 24,300 total production 1200. The next model 1857 was the R. Robbins of which 2800 were made.
The William Ellery marked: Em Ellery, (model 1857) was then introduced with the first serial number of 46,201. It was key wind and key set and has 7 to 15 jewels. A size 10 womens watch was made in July of 1861 with the first serial numbers of 44,201. It was marked Appleton, Tracy & Co gold balance, ky wind and key set, ¾ plate, 13 to 15 jewels. Bartlett and a 15 jewel was marked Appleton, Tracy & Co.A special model, 10 size, serial numbers of 45,801 to 46,200, is extremely rare. By 1957, 35,000,000 watches were produced, and the factories closed forever. By 1957, 35,000,000 watches were produced and the factories closed forever.
The example presented in this listing is extremely rare. This is the original 18k Gold Case!
10 Size 18k original Hunting Case:1861. 15 jewels, key wind and key set from the rear, 3/4 plate gilt, solid gold balance, Serial No. Original 10 size 18k gold hunting case marked "JMH" and "18k/8582".
Only one of three known to exist with the original case. THIS IS A FINE COLLECTIBLE.
DON'T INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET OR BONDS. OTHER NICE FEATURES: Free U. The item "AMERICAN WATCH Co P. Bartlett 10 Size 18k Hunting Case Pre-CIVIL WAR 1861" is in sale since Tuesday, June 1, 2021.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Pocket Watches". The seller is "watchco1973" and is located in Santa Monica, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.