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1095: Gents E. Howard Boston, 14K Gold, 1913, Box Papers

Gross weight 57g
Accessories: original mahogany box, guarantee paper with correct number, retail US$ 125.00 (in 1915!)
Case: 144748, E. Howard Watch Co. Boston, The K.W.C.Co., Keystone, 14K gold, mineral crystal, hinged back, hinged dust cover, D=46mm
Dial: enamel, inserted sunk sub second
Movement: 1172578, E. Howard Watch Co. Boston, U.S.A., Pat'd '12, 5 Positions and Temperature, Special Adjustment, calibre Howard 12 size, Geneva stripes, 23 jewels, stem wind and set, safety barrel, Swiss lever escapement, bimetallic screw balance, Breguet hairspring , Reed's regulator
Condition: C0-1, D0, M0-1, probably stored in its box the most time

Howard - Jones - IWC - Reed
Not for nothing, refering quality and many features, Howard- and IWC watches are equivalent. F.A. Jones worked for E. Howard before he founded the IWC. Many details in fine watches were firstly introduced by Howard. G.P. Reed, an outstanding engineer, worked for Howard. He invented the safety barrel, later applied in almost every high grade American watch, and moreover the wellknown wiplash regulator. Mainly the name E. Howard Boston was bought by the Keystone Watch Case Co. in 1903, but the tradition to produce finest watches in small quantities was continued - of course with safety barrel and Reed's regulator.

Too expensive?
Maybe. Surely similar watches are available cheaper. And 90 years ago 125 Dollars would have been enough for a brandnew sample (but a Lange watch wasn't substantially more expensive). You're simply too late: It is definitely sold out.

Sold in Auction

Date 1-11-06

High bid EUR 700.00 (~CHF 783.25)

Reserve EUR 700.00 (~CHF 783.25)

Not for Sale!
The watch presented here is not for sale. It was offered or sold as mentioned above a longer time ago. This archive is just a market overview and price guide, e.g. for evaluation of comparable watches. Moreover, images and descriptions can help for dating and checking the authenticity of watches.

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