After scores of posts over the years about my interest in pre-Civil war or Post industrial American watchmaking and specifically American case making, I would like to start a thread about SPECIFIC study of these cases and related movements. Many of these cases were purportedly made by the Jeweler retailer. I (and others) have also long speculated on the possiblity that these cases, (like silver holloware and flatware) were made by bigger cottage manufacturers and shipped, with the retailer's name or initials on them. This must have been a VERY robust industry and is a link that deserves more study in American watchmaking in spite of the majority of movements that were foreign. Please share your American-cased watches here, noting case numbers and "hallmarks". Towle was a silvermsith who opened his store in 1832. In and 1856 newspaper ad Towle & Myers touted Fine Gentleman levers in gold hunter cases. In the attached, you will see a horse head hallmark and "T&M" on case. Also Towle on dustcover and dial. Cragg of London is the movement "maker" although Jerry Treiman opened a delightful can of worms on CRAGG in another thread.