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E. Howard pocket watch with original box and receipt

Like a car, the quality of a pocket watch is not the case, but rather the quality of the movement, and here is an antique pocket watch that has such a high grade movement that is up there with the best of the best.

Made by the American company E.Howard in 1910, this pocket watch has so many wonderful aspects to it.

Made in a rolled gold case that measures 50.6mm across, the size and heft feels wonderful to hold in the palm of your hand and takes you back to a wonderful bygone era. With both sides of the case displaying a wonderful star burst design with the floral design around the edge, the hinged of the case are also in great condition and springs open beautifully to show the lovely white enamel dial that is as clean today as when it was made.

Then inside is the movement which is not only so beautiful to admire, but such high quality. The 17 jewel movement includes a very high micro-regulator and gold chatons. The gold chaton in the centre is the easiest to see with the three screw surrounding it, and were only used on the finest of pocket watches such as this one here. Just back from a full service from our in-house watchmaker, it runs beautifully and comes with our twelve month warranty.

And then to make this pocket watch even more exciting, is not only the original timber box which is signed on the top in the most beautiful font with "E.Howard Watch Co", but astonishingly it also comes with its original receipt for (US$) $37.50 when it was first sold over a century ago. To put this into perspective, a Model T ford cost $600 in 1910 and plasterers earned between 44 and 50 cents an hour.

From the box, the receipt, movement and overall condition, there is no denying that this is an exceptional pocket watch in equal condition.


Stock# C2054

Maker: E. Howard

Circa: 1910



E. Howard pocket watch with original box and receipt

E. Howard pocket watch with original box and receipt and made in 1910.


A brief history on E. Howard.

Edward Howard started the Howard Watch Company after the failure of the Boston Watch Company in 1857. He started to produce very high grade pocket watch movements that were signed "E. Howard & Co" on the dials and "Howard & Rice" on the movements.

In 1858 Edward Howard produced the first pocket watch of his own design with the top plate made in two sections and had six pillars instead of the usual four. Balances were made in gold or steel at first, and in later models had bi-metallic compensating balances with gold screws. In 1868 Edward Howard also introduced the first crown winding pocket watch movement, with key wind movements discontinued in 1878. Howard was the first to offer pocket watches that were adjusted to six positions, higher than a chronometer rating by today's standard.
Where can I get my antique pocket watch repaired?
At Kalmar Antiques in the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney. With two watchmakers on site and a state-of-the-art workshop, we are able to repair antique pocket watches as well as watches. All of this is done on site, without having to send of to another place.

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