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Tremont/Melrose Watch Company, 1864-1868 Boston, Massachuestts. Dennison fabricated with Swiss and English parts--called "America's Half Breed Watch." 18s key wind watches first made in full plate, then 3/4 plate (rare). All 18s, gilt, 7-15 jewles. Serial number 1 exists, but all others seen above serial number 1000. After 2 years renamed the Melrose Watch Co., Boston, Mass. All Melroses number above 30,000.

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Unread 12-16-2012, 01:49 PM
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Default new resurgence

it appears that a few collectors are unearthing new examples of unusual or scarce Tremont watches.

Tremont/Melrose watches were highly popular during the "golden" age of early American watch collecting; suddenly about 10 yrs ago they seemed to fall off the cliff. However, a few of the hard bitten watch dealers and scroungers have found some new items on eBay.

Bottom line: it pays to look and not lose sight of All of the Amer watch companies.
Jon "the truth" Hanson
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Join the ranks of ethical/credible pocket watch collecting practices--KEEP POCKET WATCHES ORIGINAL--DON'T PART THEM OUT OR SWITCH COMPONENTS!
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