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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Vintage Timex Indiglo F3 Day Date St Steel Mens Wrist Watch Runs
on April 25, 2019 at 10:34 am
AU $74.20End Date: Saturday May-25-2019 20:34:53 ESTBuy It Now for only: AU $74.20Buy It Now | Add to watch list […]
Seiko 6139-7002 Vintage Automatic Chronograph Serviced! NR!
on April 24, 2019 at 4:56 am
AU $160.50 (15 Bids)End Date: Wednesday May-1-2019 14:56:17 ESTBid now | Add to watch list […]
Seiko Crown Diashock 21 Jewels Hand Winding Beauty! Serviced Rare Vintage Marvel
on April 24, 2019 at 3:11 am
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Seiko SNKM97 Recraft! 7S26 Automatic Green Dial Full Set Brand New NR!
on April 22, 2019 at 6:11 am
AU $165.50 (7 Bids)End Date: Monday Apr-29-2019 16:11:02 ESTBid now | Add to watch list […]
Seiko “Pogue” 6139 Chronograph! Blue Dial! Ist Auto In Space! Perfect! NR!
on April 22, 2019 at 5:47 am
AU $310.00 (17 Bids)End Date: Monday Apr-29-2019 15:47:23 ESTBid now | Add to watch list […]