For which American Watch companies do complete or partial factory production records survive, and what information do they contain?

Clint Geller

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Esteemed collecting colleagues, I am wondering if the collective brain trust here can help me compile a complete list of all extant American watch factory records. I know of the following:

American Watch Co. and predecessors: production date, grade, and jeweling - by lot, or run - accessible here.

E. Howard & Co.: production or sales date, size, level of adjustment, info about regulator, jewel settings, winding/setting, sometimes plate finish, and often inventory value, customer or sales office, and sometimes the adjuster, (many early SN's missing) - availabe by appointment at the Smithsonian National History Museum Archives Center

Hamilton Watch Co.: production date, size, jeweling, grade, level of adjustment, style (hunting or open face) - accessible here

Elgin National Watch Co.: partial listing, but I have no details as to content or location

Aurora Watch Co.: I learned recently from Greg that these exist. [this entry has been corrected, per Greg's post below]

Can others help to fill this list in?
 
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Greg Frauenhoff

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Esteemed collecting colleagues, I am wondering if the collective brain trust here can help me compile a complete list of all extant American watch factory records. I know of the following:

American Watch Co. and predecessors: production date, grade, and jeweling - by lot, or run - accessible here.

E. Howard & Co.: production or sales date, size, level of adjustment, info about regulator, jewel settings, winding/setting, sometimes plate finish, and often inventory value, customer or sales office, and sometimes the adjuster, (many early SN's missing) - availabe by appointment at the Smithsonian National History Museum Archives Center

Hamilton Watch Co.: production date, size, jeweling, grade, level of adjustment, style (hunting or open face) - accessible here

Elgin National Watch Co.: partial listing, but I have no details as to content or location

Rockford Watch Co.: I learned recently from Greg that these exist.

Can others help to fill this list in?
Clint,

There's is nothing, that I know of, for Rockford. However, there are partial production records for Aurora. They are at the NAWCC library.

Greg
 
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I believe that handwritten records from the Illinois Watch Co. also exist, but the may be in private hands.
 

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