H.W. Co Special Pocket watch

LWRDRMDNSS

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Hello,
I am trying to find out about this watch that my dad purchased at an estate sell, price, rarity, etc. I was a little confused as the metal box it is in is labeled Elgin with 17 jewels but the watch face and back are H.W. Co. and the back is labeled with 21 jewels. I figured someone put this watch in this box and it was not the original one in there.

Thank you in advance.

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Kevin W.

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Swiss fake, i had one too.
 

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It's a Swiss watch (plainly marked Swiss) made in a fairly American style. It does not appear to actually have 21 jewels, so at least that marking was meant to deceive the buyer. It looks like it actually has 11 or 15 jewels (depending on whether there are any under the dial).

Those nice tins get reused, it has nothing to do with the movement.

The stuff written by a former owner is surely true. The dial is really nice!
 
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Hi LWRDRMDNSS, I would also like to welcome you to the NAWCC Forum.

Sorry that the watch didn't turn out to be what you thought(or might have wanted) but it still
is an interesting watch. The tin it came in is worth more than the watch.
Meaning that people do collect those shipping containers and it's in nice shape
from a 1904 G. M Wheeler

Rob
 

Rick Hufnagel

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The movement is certainly neat. It looks to be in great shape, and yes that dial is very nice. It also had it's 15 minutes of fame!


Here in the link below is Chas Rood, of Hamilton, detailing the HWCo (among others) along with George Hunter of Elgin.

 
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Nice find Rick


Rob
 

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