Auctions Jones & Horan To Sell The Howard Davis & Dennison No. 3 Pocket Watch
In the mid-nineteenth century, Americans changed the paradigm of watch assembling and repair by developing an arrangement of tradable watch parts. This was the start of mass manufactured watches and the remainder of the watchmaking industry before long followed America’s lead. However, where did everything start? Where are the first watches that started this assembling transformation? At their June 2, 2019, closeout, Jones & Horan will offer the Howard Davis & Dennison #3 pocket watch , which is seemingly the main American watch at any point seen at auction.
Howard Davis & Dennison #3.
Before this advancement, if a watchmaker received a watch for repair with a wrecked wheel, another wheel would need to be manufactured without any preparation. There were no replacement parts that would simply work straight away. The company we know today as Waltham was to a great extent responsible for this significant development. Waltham experienced many name and ownership changes since its commencement and at one point was known as Howard Davis & Dennison. I spoke with American pocket watch expert, John Cote, to study the background of the Howard Davis & Dennison #3 .
Howard Davis & Dennison #3 development, 8 day self-governance, double barrel. The going train is completely jeweled, with a switch escapement and whole metal balance.
Cote explained that the Howard Davis & Dennison #3 isn’t the main U.S. Made watch, yet is definitely the predecessor of all production line made American watches: “It is the main watch produced by The Warren Manufacturing Company, which was the trailblazer of both the Waltham and Howard watch companies. It is basically the main Waltham watch.” Cote mentioned that 17 chronic numbers were reserved for these mid 8 day watches, however likely just 3 were made. “These three, chronic numbers 1, 2 and 3 were given to the founders of the company, Edward Howard, Aaron Dennison, and David Davis. The one coming available to be purchased is number 3, which is believed to have been the watch owned by David Davis.”
This watch will probably pull in the consideration of each gatherer of American watches. Will it set the precedent for an American watch sold at sell off? We will see on June 2nd. The gauge for this parcel is $80,000 to $160,000. For more data on Jones & Horan’s June 2, 2019, deal, visit their site .
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