Scarce Dennison, Howard, & Davis 15j Pocket Watch Movement Lot 2
Here is a Scarce Dennison, Howard, & Davis 18s 15j gilt KWKS pocket watch movement. This was part of the original Boston Watch Co production where about 5000 watches were made before they went bankrupt and become the precursor to the eventual American Watch Company (Waltham) as we know it. The serial # 3244 puts it about early 1856 or late 1855. The Boston Watch Co closed in the Spring of 1857. Firstly the staff is good but the both the roller jewel and hairspring are missing. ALL the numbers match - even the hour and minute wheels are stamped "4". The dial is original and is in very good condition with a few hairlines. It still has the english style escapement. There are 2 screws missing. The surviving hour and second hand are original and the hub for the minute hand is still on the arbor. The trainplate itself is in good condition with no major issues other than some gilding loss, which is to be expected. In other words, it looks pretty good for a 163 year old watch! The movement is currently being housed in a much later silver OF case. The dustcover has lost its hinge, it is floating loosely in the caseback.
The glass is gone and the bow is not original. A good restoration project for someone wanting an Early American Watch without paying full price for it!
The item "Scarce Dennison, Howard, & Davis 15j Pocket Watch Movement Lot 2" is in sale since Tuesday, December 26, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique". The seller is "neilywatch" and is located in Red Bank, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.