Everything about the Keystone-Howards is elegant, from the simple brushed finishes on their slim bridge plates and the spartan look of press-fit ruby jewels in gold settings to the slender blued hands and the snow-white dial with Moorhouse-style numerals. Make this your next special-occasion piece at the fob-end of a gold chain.
Edward Howard decided to go solo after the failure of the Boston Watch Co in 1857 and established his own venture in Roxbury, Massachusetts a few years later. After Howard retired in 1882, the company he had started continued production until 1902, when the rights to use the Howard name were purchased by the Keystone Watch Case Co, which began making complete watches with brand-new designs, whereas the original Howard factory made only uncased movements. This original-combination pendant-set 23-jewel Series 0 has the coveted jeweled mainspring barrel and has just been completely restored with a new alloy mainspring. It fronts a gorgeous double-sunk Arabic dial and blued light spade-and-poker hands, and comes in its factory-marked 25-year gold-filled clamshell case with a blank cuvette, a tight bow, a sharp crown, and a new beveled glass crystal.
Manufacturer - Keystone-Howard
Serial Number - 1054003
Watch Size - 16
Watch Grade - Series 0
Jewel Count - 23
Winding/Setting - Stem/Pendant
Production Year - 1911
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