Americans were the first to mass produce watches. Edward Howard and Aaron Dennison founded the Waltham Watch Company in 1850. They designed machinery to mass produce watches and created a company which continued to do so until 1950. Another American watchmaking company which survived for over a century was founded in 1864. The National Watch Company of Elgin continued making watches until the 1960s.
Both Waltham and Elgin made relatively expensive, quality watches. In 1880, the Waterbury Watch Company was founded to make inexpensive watches. In 1892, R.H. Ingersoll began manufacturing their “dollar watch”. In the same year, the Hamilton Watch Company, which is still in business, was founded.
Vintage American watches available now (at eBay US)
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Art Deco vintage 18k white gold platinum & diamond Omega watch 1ctw working!
on August 25, 2019 at 11:00 am
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Paul Picot American Bridge 4077 Quartz Women's Watch 20MM Vintage Nice State 2
on August 24, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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Seiko Automatic Dive Watch SKX011 SKX011J1 SKX011J2 SKX013 SKX013K1 SKX013K2
on August 22, 2019 at 8:44 am
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Casio Illuminator Vintage Gents 50m Digital Dress Watch B640WB-1A B640WB1 B640WB
on August 16, 2019 at 2:50 am
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Vintage Citizen Red Eagle 7 Mens Mechanical Automatic Silver Face GN-4-S
on August 12, 2019 at 12:55 pm
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