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Nashua Watch Company, 1859-1862 Nashua Watch Company, Nashua, New Hampshire, began in 1859 with many watch and machine experts of the time, inc. N.P. Stratton, C.S. Mosley, B.D. Bingham, J.H. Gerry, Chas Van der Woerd, etc. joining forces to begin making the finest watches in America. Magnificent 20S 19J and 15J movements were begun but not all 1000 were either made or finished and the company was swallowed up and sold for $23,000 to the American Watch Co. Remaining unfinished movements were later engraved American Watch Co. in Waltham and which became the company's premier grade of movement and the finest watches made in America, now as part of the famous Nashua department at Waltham.

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Unread 10-27-2004, 09:36 AM
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Yes, it would have been a great addition to my coll'n as it is variation (dial) I do not have but I am happy I have the handful of ones that I do own!

My first one actually cost abt 300. to the party from which i traded for it!

This well known story involved Hamilton #3 (the first H made and sold--to Henry Ford) which I bought for $750. and traded to the resident Hamilton expert, AZ--I collected early American and he was the H maven so we traded and that was in the mid 70s. Funny thing is that everyone who liked and collected early American watches thought I got the better of the deal and the RR and late Amer. watch coll. laughed that he got the better deal. Abt 10 years later I bought Hamilton #3 back and now have both watches (did you see the H. on the front page of the nawcc bulletin some time ago?). (Yep, my average is very, very low!) Anyway, I figured if one wats a H. this is the very best one to have. A one time I had a huge Hamilton coll'n but sold all of the commoner ones and hundreds of PLs as I needed the room in my cabinets (Lance Thomas was the receipiant of most of the common Hamiltons and these can be reviewed on his old watch lists.)
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John, do you have any 16s Nashua. I never had seen one in the old days.
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Paul,

There is no such thing as a 16s Nashua, with the possible exception of one that MIGHT have been made!
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Jon, I guess that is why I never saw one. I do remember a lot of "MIGHT BE" talk about them in the 70's.
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There is a lone serial number in the record that MIGHT be a Nashua.

Talk of Nashua watches is a BIG deal up here in New England. Anytime one surfaces up here it creates a lot of excitement!
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