Dial and movement marked for:
Goddard and Moses, Richmond VA.
Grade 82, model 3.
This one has been sitting here for a while and I wanted to work on something familiar.
According to their advertising, I've got them in buisness from around 1878-1891
You will see here 12th annual Christmas sale. Dec of 1890 in "The Times" from Richmond VA. 1878 would then be the first one.
Issac Goddard appears in the 1877 directory of Richmond, but Moses does not.
You can see here in 1891, Dec 23rd edition of the times... "Everything must go!!"
And by 1892, Harry Moses is by himself.
They ran a watch club, and I'll spare you the advertising, but for a dollar a week you could join and work towards the gold watch of your dreams. In 1888 they advertised that there are 500 happy gold watch owners from the watch club!
Issac Goddard born about 1826 in England, came to the United States about 1848, and apparently was a watchmaker his whole life. I can't find any other place of residence or profession. Cannot find a death record either.
Henry Moses is a ghost before "Goddard and Moses" if anything comes up, I will add it.
Anyways I've rambled enough. Here is the watch, it's a nice grade 82. 15 jewel.
Not a bad project, needed a ratchet wheel because the original was missing teeth. Couple wrong screws. I wish I could replace that balance cock screw, but it's quite large, I suppose the original hole became completely stripped. It's not that hard to do if your not careful.
Nice single sunk Roman dial signed for the jeweler. Few hairlines but they cleaned up pretty decently.
I had this Dueber special case around, and it's style is a bit newer than most of the thing I like to collect... So this movement being from the late 1880s, I figured it was probably as close as I'm going to get. They look good together in my opinion.
Thanks for reading my madness, have a good one and stay safe!