Howard 12S 17J adj. 3p series 7 pocket watch #1275041, YGF Howard HB&B case, Howard box & papers

Howard 12S 17J adj. 3p series 7 pocket watch #1275041, YGF Howard HB&B case, Howard box & papers

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Howard 12S 17J adj. 3p series 7 pocket watch #1275041, attractive nickel bridge movement with a bar-style damascene pattern, mint porcelain enamel dial with fancy Arabic-style numbers and a subsidiary seconds register, purple steel open diamond style hands, heavy smooth polish yellow gold filled (YGF) Howard hinge back & bezel (HB&B) case with a fancy squared bow, case is showing only light, normal wear with a few light tool-marks near the case lips but no other notable defects, measures approx. 45mm in diameter x 59mm in length x 12mm thick (crystal included). Also comes with a dark wooden Howard box with black velvet fitted interior and Howard papers. An attractive Howard triple signed watch from the early 1900s in excellent+ condition throughout!
  • Year Made: 1914-1915
  • Company: Howard
  • Movement Size: 0612S
  • Jewels: 1117J
  • Setting/Movement Type: pendant set
  • Adjustments: 1-3 positions
  • Model/Grade: series 7
  • Serial #: 1275041
  • Movement Finish: nickel
  • Movement Details: bridge layout
  • Dial Material: porcelain enamel
  • Hand Style: diamond - open
  • Case Style: HB&B
  • Case Material: Gold Filled - Yellow
  • Case Details: Howard markings
  • Case Width/Diameter: 45mm (1.77 inches)
  • Case Length, bow included: 59mm (2.32 inches)
  • Case Thickness: 12mm (0.47 inches)
  • Crystal Material: plastic
  • Box Info: dark wood Howard box with papers
  • Condition: Excellent +
  • Gender: Unisex
The E. Howard & Co. watch business was founded in 1858 in Boston, Massachusetts and produced watches until 1903. This early company was distinctive for early high grade watches, many innovations in watch construction, and their unique sizing system for their movements, which were marked as "E. Howard & Co." In 1902, the Edward Howard name was purchased by the Keystone Watch Case Company, and the resulting Howard watches from this new era were then marked as "E. Howard Watch Co." These later Howard watches are often referred to as "Keystone Howards."

As an additional resource, we've posted a Serial Number Production List which includes information for E. Howard serial numbers and dates of manufacture.
The NAWCC also has an article about the earlier E. Howard Co., as well as an article on the later history of the company after the purchase by Keystone.
You may browse all of our men's pocket watches from this manufacturer at our Vintage Men's Howard Pocket Watches category.
This watch is in good running condition, unless otherwise noted in the description. This means that on receipt, pending any item-specific running conditions noted in the description, you can expect the watch to be winding and setting properly and to run smoothly while keeping reasonable time. We consider "reasonable time" to meet these basic guidelines:
  • Railroad Grade Watches will be keeping +/- 5 minutes per day
  • Pocket and Wrist Watches with 15 or more jewels will be keeping +/- 10 minutes per day
  • All key wind watches and watches with 14 or fewer jewels will be keeping +/- 15 minutes per day
The above guideline is the lowest standard in which we would ship out a watch, however in most cases, you will see much better timekeeping. Most of our watches have been in storage for many years, so if you plan on carrying/wearing them everyday, you should consider having them cleaned and oiled soon, and then once a year thereafter to keep them in top running condition. If the watches will be for occasional use or display, they should be cleaned and serviced every 3 to 5 years depending on use.

As of October 22nd, 2021, we are not offering a cleaning and service option through PM Time Service. While we do hope to offer this again in the future, we are unfortunately unable to meet customer requests for watch servicing at this time. Please note that, unless otherwise mentioned within the "Full Description" tab, this watch is being sold in good running condition and is ready to wear or carry on arrival.
This watch comes complete with an appropriate, intact plastic crystal; however, on request PM Time Service can replace the current crystal on this pocket watch for you. We offer a number of new and vintage crystal choices for pocket watches; you can select your desired choice from the dropdown menu below.

Please note that the average turnaround time for all pocket watch crystal replacements will be two days from the placement of the order.

Contact us with any further questions or for an estimate on any shipping delays.

Please note: if you add this watch with a crystal exchange option to your shopping cart but later change your mind on the crystal selection type, you'll need to remove the watch from the cart in order to make a new crystal selection. Once that is done, you can return to this page and add that new combination to the cart. We apologize for the limitations to our system that prevent you making that change from the shopping cart directly.

Unlike modern quartz watches, most vintage watches need daily winding in order to keep the watch functioning for timekeeping. Additionally, there are a number of different ways to set the time other than simply pulling the crown away from the watch body. We are happy to provide an overview of each of the different setting types on our "How To Use" page, where we also provide information on proper winding techniques for each style and some suggestions for the proper long term care and storage of your watch.

For additional information on gold colors and how they are classified, please check out this helpful Wikipedia article.

For your gift giving convenience, please find a consolidated overview of the information on this item, with no reference to the price, on this printer-optimized page.

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We process a very large number of watches and accessories each year for sale via our web site, eBay and local avenues. We attempt to offer descriptions and photos that are as complete and clear as possible on each item, and we always encourage you to write us with questions if something is not addressed in the description!

In each description, we attempt to note the following things:
<maker><size><jewels><setting><adjustments><grade/model><serial number>, <movement information>, <dial information>, <hand information>, <case information>, <misc. information>, <overall condition and comments>

Taking an example of a watch already described, we've bracketed the different sections and ordered them as above:
<Ball-Hamilton> <16S> <21J> <LS> <adj.> <Official RR Standard> <#B651197>, <nickel movement with gold jewel settings and concentric circle damascene pattern, should be noted that the gears on the movement may not be all original however watch is running strong and not affecting running condition>, <porcelain Ball marked dial with Arabic numbers has very faint hairline (not distracting)>, <blue steel hands>, <beautiful YGF SB&B Ball marked case with engraved bezels and blank monogram shield showing normal even wear (no brass)>, <fancy bow>. <High grade Ball watch in very good condition, perfect to carry everyday!>

We also provide a List of Abbreviations that we use in our descriptions, as well as a Pocket Watch Sizing Chart that explains numerically and graphically the various sizes of pocket watches that we offer.
We offer a 30-day return period beginning the day you receive your items for all PM Time Service merchandise. To receive a full refund, the item must be return in "as shipped" condition, with no new personalized engravings or end-user adaptions. Items damaged in transit will be eligible for the full refund pending the application of the insurance claim on the damaged watch or item. Please see our Shipping & Return Policy page for full details.
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