- Aug 25, 2000
I just got my first consecutive serial number movement. I can't say much for the condition of either one, but I think their scarcity makes up for it. These two 21-jewel American Watch Co. grade bridge model movements - 1,025,042 & 1,025,043 were made by Waltham in the latter half of 1905 for the E.Howard Watch Co. Those are the serial numbers assigned for Howard. The partial movement on the left I have had for about 40 years; I just got the one on the right. Their Waltham serial numbers - 12,625,0xx - are incorrectly identified in the gray book as 16-size 7-jewel "Traveler" movements. All of the examples I have seen from this production group have had the Howard name ground off and the plates re-damaskeened. I speculate that when Howard was ready to market their own 12-size movement, around 1907, they removed their name from these movements and jobbed them out anonymously.