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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JOB LOT VINTAGE MENS WATCHES. WALTHAM, BULOVA, TIMEX, HAMILTON, ELGIN ETC #3
on October 15, 2019 at 9:14 pm
AU $11.50 (8 Bids)End Date: Saturday Oct-26-2019 8:14:45 ESTBid now | Add to watch list
Bulova Platinum & 1.50 CT Diamond Vintage Watch
on October 13, 2019 at 12:07 pm
AU $4,048.30End Date: Wednesday Nov-13-2019 23:07:27 ESTBuy It Now for only: AU $4,048.30Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Rolex Tudor Solid 14Kt Gold Prince Automatic Gents Unworn Mint! 1976! Boxes NR!
on October 12, 2019 at 10:18 pm
AU $1,163.00 (25 Bids)End Date: Sunday Oct-20-2019 9:18:12 ESTBid now | Add to watch list
Affliction American Metal Winged Skull Leather Mens Watch Black White NEW
on October 12, 2019 at 9:08 am
AU $279.74End Date: Tuesday Nov-12-2019 20:08:29 ESTBuy It Now for only: AU $279.74Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Men's VERY RARE 1956 VINTAGE FRENCH KELTON 60 METER DIVE RUBBER BEZEL Watch
on October 10, 2019 at 11:00 am
AU $46.00 (5 Bids)End Date: Thursday Oct-17-2019 22:00:00 ESTBid now | Add to watch list