Pocket Watch in Original Box

Collection Type

  • Clocks and timekeeping

Date

1880-1898

GUSN

GUSN-102774

Description

Metal pocket watch with Roman numerals under glass, watch in original fitted box.

Details

Descriptive Terms

watches
WATCH, POCKET

Inscription

Top of box: "WATERBURY WATCH CO." with a picture of a watch encircling a cityscape
Inside cover of box: "The Waterbury/IN THIS BOX CAN BE/REPAIRED/At a Cost Not to Exceed 50 Cts./MOVEMENT/APRIL/18,/1871,/PATENTED/See Pamphlet Enclosed/If Pamphlet is lost send for one to/The Waterbury Watch Co.,/WATERBURY, CONN." On side of cover reads "Edgar J. Rollins"
Back of box: THE WATERBURY WATCH CO'S FACTORY/Waterbury, Conn./In this factory we are manufacturing 1,000 Watches daily, and/shall continue to do so until every boy in the land is the happy/possessor of one." and a picture of the factory is shown.
Watch face: "WATERBURY WATCH CO / WoW" (Printed)

Additional Identification Number

2226

Maker

The Waterbury Watch Co. (Watchmaker)

Location of Origin

Waterbury, Conn (origin)

Dimensions

2 7/8 in (A); 1 7/16 in (B) x 1 15/16 in (A); 3 1/2 in (B) x 5/8 in (A); 2 3/4 in (B) (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1943.469ab