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Freeport Watch Company, 1874-1875 Detroit, Michigan. Originally a creation by C. H. Hoyt for M. S. Smith jewelers in Detroit. This operation was sold to Eber Ward for a new operation to be in Freeport, Il. However, a fire destroyed the watch building but a small number were finished signed Freeport Watch Co., including watches number 1 and 2.

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Unread 09-04-2007, 09:43 AM
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stem wind transitional

15-19 jewels

3/4 plate

lever or nail set

hunting style

Swiss parts

porcelain dials, sunk seconds

high quality movements

extremely rare signed "Freeport" and even more so in an original case

serial number one exists (Atwood coll'n) which is 19 jewels, movement only, but now recased
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