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Pocket Watch - Waterbury Watch Co, Series E, circa 1890 Object Reg. No: ST 025175

Summary:
Gents pocket watch, nickel plated case, open face, Waterbury Watch Co., Waterbury, Conn, Series E, circa 1890.

The Waterbury Watch Co was established in 1880 and reorganised as the New England Watch Co in 1898. Series E was produced between 1885 and the early 1890s.
Description:
Nickel plated case, open face. Card dial has roman numerals.

Stem and button wound spring; duplex escapement. Long wind type of watch with spring enclosed within back of watch rather than in a barrel.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1.8 cm (Width), 5.2 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: pocket watches, stem button watches, gents watches, 6907, ladies watches, price, 819042, pocket watch 22ct pcp, 5544
Themes this item is part of: Horology Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Watches
Tertiary Classification: united states of america
Inscriptions: Inner case is marked 'Do not remove this cap unless you are a practical watch repairer', 'Trade Mark', 'Series E' and has monograph 'WWCO'. Dial marked with monograph and 'Waterbury Watch Co'.
Manufacturer: Waterbury Watch Co, Waterbury, Connecticut, United States of America, circa 1890

Comments

hunny bakshi Posted on 18 Nov 2009 12:48 AM
I have an original(so I feel) waterbury ladies pocket watch and is as per the specifications as mentioned in your article, i am blank on this subject can you forward some more related details.
thank you
regards
h bakshi
Discovery Centre Posted on 18 Dec 2009 10:54 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi there, thanks for your question. We've referred your question to one of our History & Technology staff for their advice. We’ll get back to you soon with some more information.
Discovery Centre Posted on 21 Dec 2009 11:23 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Thank you for your query. Wikipedia has a short section on the Waterbury Watch Company under the article on Timex. Further information is available in Donald Hoke, The Time Museum Catalogue of American Pocket Watches, Time Museum, Rockford, Illinois, 1991.

The Waterbury Watch Company was a subsidiary of Benedict & Burnham Manufacturing Company in Waterbury, Connecticut. It produced huge numbers of mass-produced ‘dollar watches’; by 1895 it had produced several million watches.
William Dunn Posted on 03 Jan 2010 11:07 AM
The Waterbury E series was not a ladies watch but rather a mans. The first ladies Waterbury was a series L and was a smaller duplex but not a long wind. Long winds were first Benedict and Burnham skeleton 3, 5,or 6 spoke and then the Waterbury series A,B,C,and E. Long winds had a 9 foot long spring and required 128 half turns to fully wind. The entire movement rotated once per hour within the plates.
see photos of my early Waterburys at http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/9312440
Discovery Centre Posted on 06 Jan 2010 3:55 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi William, thanks for your comment. We've referred your comment to one of our History & Technology staff for their advice. We’ll get back to you soon with some more information.
Discovery Centre Posted on 14 Jan 2010 4:44 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi William, we have heard back for the History and Technology Curator and he has made the changes to the record. These will take a few days to update.
Alan Posted on 17 May 2010 3:48 AM
Hi
I have acquired a metal tag which says on one side the Queen's jubilee puzzle. around a picture of the queen's head 1837 - 1887.
on the other side it says The Waterbury Watch Rg No. 85340. Perfect Time Keeper 10/6.
It is cricular with a extra bit at the top and has four holes at the top of the tag and one in the extension - for attatching it?
What was it for please?
Discovery Centre Posted on 21 May 2010 9:53 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Alan, without an image it's hard to go on a description alone but it seems that this is a promotional 'medallion' created by the Waterbury Watch Company for Victoria's Jubilee. If you do an internet search for 'Queen's jubilee puzzle' you will come up with a number of examples to which you can compare your piece, such as this one.
Sue Cowley Posted on 10 Jun 2010 12:11 AM
I own a Gents Pocket watch Westbury Watch Co inside inscribed series J Conn USA. It has 1688 P and 746 B6 inscribed inside, any idea how old this is and would it have been made conneicut.
Discovery Centre Posted on 14 Jun 2010 2:20 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Sue, You might find some interesting reading in the links left in previous comments. As far as your particular watch goes, I'll quote from another Waterbury watch listing on our site: "Series J was produced between 1888 and the mid 1890s". The Waterbury Watch Co. was indeed located in Connecticut.

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