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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 10-26-2005, 11:29 AM
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FROM the Jon Hanson collection:
http://www.interstatetime.com/WatchO...chOTM-8-02.htm
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Unread 10-26-2005, 12:44 PM
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Jon, I've been waiting for you to show a very rare American Pocket watch. Thanks for providing us with a clear crisp photo/scan to observe this. Am I correct to assume this is one of four examples known in 20 size to exist signed Nashua?

Beautiful watch. This is not watch of the month, more like watch of the century......

Keith R...
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Unread 10-26-2005, 01:03 PM
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I plan to do so but very, very busy.


This 19J version is the rarest of the two major types--abt 5 known. HOWEVER, mine is unique with the Mosley micro setting of the regulator.
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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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