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    Default Need Help Determining E. Howard Pocket Watch Type

    New to the forum and I must say, it's extremely informative, helpful, and friendly.

    Despite doing hours of research looking at numerous threads and suggested links, I can't nail down exactly what kind of E. Howard pocket watch I have. As I've learned reading many threads here - serial numbers, manufacture dates, and series types can be confusing and difficult to determine. I'm posting a few pictures, so hopefully someone can set me straight

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    Default Re: Need Help Determining E. Howard Pocket Watch Type (By: jtrockboy)

    You have a fairly early E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone Howard) with 21 jewels and exposed Geneva stop works. These were made around 1908, I think. The exposed Geneva mechanism on the barrel is relatively uncommon. I have a few of these and like them.
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    Default Re: Need Help Determining E. Howard Pocket Watch Type (By: Tom McIntyre)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom McIntyre View Post
    You have a fairly early E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone Howard) with 21 jewels and exposed Geneva stop works. These were made around 1908, I think. The exposed Geneva mechanism on the barrel is relatively uncommon. I have a few of these and like them.
    Thanks for the response. For some reason, it looked to me like "17 jewels", so thanks for the clarification. From what I've read, the case is gold filled? Any idea what series it is? Size? And is the serial number "8060423"?

    Thanks again for the assistance.

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    Default Re: Need Help Determining E. Howard Pocket Watch Type (By: jtrockboy)

    My apologies for misreading the jewel mark. It is 17 jewels. This particular model was also made in 19 jewels but I have not seen a 19J with the Geneva stop works. The serial number is 1061550. It is most often 12/14 size with an oversize pillar plate to make it appear especially thin. The case is gold filled.
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    Default Re: Need Help Determining E. Howard Pocket Watch Type (By: jtrockboy)

    I don't believe the 12-size Keystone Howard's (in 17, 19 and 21 jewels) were given a series number. They were just referred to as the "12-size". Here's an ad from the NAWCC Encyclopedia:

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