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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New CASIO GPR-100 GPS Vintage Speed And Distance Monitor For Runner #13021
on February 19, 2019 at 11:02 pm
AU $75.00End Date: Friday Mar-22-2019 10:02:02 ESTBuy It Now for only: AU $75.00Buy It Now | Add to watch list […]
Vintage Destino Gold Tone 17 Jewel Roman Hand-Winding Mechanical Watch Hours~Run
on February 17, 2019 at 7:05 pm
AU $44.29End Date: Wednesday Mar-20-2019 6:05:40 ESTBuy It Now for only: AU $44.29Buy It Now | Add to watch list […]
Wittnauer Seiko Automatic Day Date Vintage 70’s Rare Diver Awesome NR!
on February 16, 2019 at 11:32 pm
AU $163.50 (11 Bids)End Date: Sunday Feb-24-2019 10:32:55 ESTBid now | Add to watch list […]
Vintage Chairman Mao Waving Hand Leather Mechanical Hand-Winding Watch Hours~Run
on February 16, 2019 at 8:03 pm
AU $41.34End Date: Tuesday Mar-19-2019 7:03:32 ESTBuy It Now for only: AU $41.34Buy It Now | Add to watch list […]
Vintage Late 1970s SEIKO PAN AM M158 5000 LCD Digital Watch
on February 16, 2019 at 11:12 am
AU $199.99 (0 Bids)End Date: Saturday Feb-23-2019 22:12:43 ESTBuy It Now for only: AU $375.00Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list […]