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United States Watch Company, Waltham, MA, 1884-1896 Company started in Waltham by Charles Vander Woerd (of American Watch Company fame). First "dome" model 16s open face had a square roller and a special setting arrangement; also made interesting acid etched movements in 6, 16 and 18s. Best known for "The President" grade 18s movement.

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18, 16, 6, O sizes

gilt, nickel and two toned; some with an acid etiching of leaves and birds

full and 3/4 plate

7-21 Jewels

open face and hunting styles

various grades and quality

SS and DS dials

first model "dome" 3/4 (16s) is well known, very popular but requires a special case; made the three larger sizes with an acid etching which is very beautiful when prestine; early 16s models are rather uncommon and well worth persuing

most famous and popular grade is "The President", made in OF and HC, 17 and 21 jewels
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