Electric WW 23 jewel howard question

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  1. rojinks

    rojinks Registered User

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    i recently found at an estate sale a 23 jewel howard pw ser#1086561 i want to date and determine the quality of this movement it keeps time like a quartz movement thanks rojinks
     
  2. Dave Haynes

    Dave Haynes Registered User

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    Is it an E.Howard & Co. or a E. Howard Watch Co.?
    Probably the latter as I doubt that the old Howards would be in 23j.

    Both great watches the former extremely good watches.
     
  3. rrwatch

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    The Keystone Howard S/N 1,086,XXX is a run of 16 size, 23 jewel unmarked Series 0 movements with the hooked train bridges and a jeweled motor barrel. This run was mixed with both pendant and lever setting. It should be in a Howard marked case.
    They are superb quality watches.
     
  4. Dave Haynes

    Dave Haynes Registered User

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    Ed would that be one of the Railroad Chronometers?

    Were these made by Howard (keystone) or Waltham?
    They are wonderful watches. I had a 16s Keystone that had a Swiss dial, I was shocked. Still a nice timepiece.
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  5. rrwatch

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    Your watch was made by (Keystone) Howard after they started up their own production.
    It is not the "Railroad Chronometer" which was the Series 11, a 21 jewel 16 size movement designed to be a lower cost alternative to the Series 10 (21 jewel) and the Series 0 (23 jewel). While a fine timekeeper, the Series 11 did not have the quality of fit or finish of the bridge style Series 10 or 0.
    Except for the Edward Howard presentation model, the Series 0 was Keystone Howard's top of the line 16 size watch.
     

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