Howard 12S 17J adj. 3p series 7 #1275041 pocket watch, attractive nickel bridge movement with bar-style damascene pattern, mint porcelain enamel dial with bold Arabic numbers, purple steel diamond style hands, heavy smooth polish yellow gold filled (YGF) hinge back & bezel (HB&B) case with glass crystal and fancy squared bow showing only light, normal wear. Also comes with dark wooden Howard box and papers. An attractive Howard watch in excellent+ condition throughout!
- Year Made: 1914-1915
- Company: Howard
- Jewels: 17J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Adjustments: 1-3 positions
- Model/Grade: Series 7
- Serial #: 1275041
- Dial Material: porcelain enamel
- Case Style:
Gold Filled - Yellow
- Crystal Material: glass
- Box Info: dark wooden Howard box and papers
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 , as well as an 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
We have included this watch in our Mechanic's Special section because it is currently in our office queue for maintenance. Often, a cleaning and service is all the watch will need to get it back to the level of running condition we strive for in our active sales catalog. However, on occasion a more serious problem may have presented itself with the watch. If you are interested in more information on the status of this watch, the anticipated maintenance needed on it, or to purchase this watch AS-IS, please contact us
If you decide to purchase this watch in its current non-running condition, we do NOT
offer our standard 30-day return on any Mechanic's Special items.
On these items, all sales are AS IS and FINAL.
This watch comes complete with an appropriate, intact glass 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.
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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.