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Pitkin, 1838-1841 Henry Pitkin, East Hartford
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The first watch made was signed Henry Pitkin; 50 were made and just one example has survived; it was discovered by Jon Hanson in the early 1970s. It is the rarest and most significant early American watch--the first interchangeable watch made on American made machinery

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The first watch made was signed Henry Pitkin; 50 were made and just one example has survived; it was discovered by Jon Hanson in the early 1970s. It is the rarest and most significant early American watch--the first interchangeable watch made on American made machinery
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Amazing on the one example.

Can you tell us any details about the discovery ?
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Henry--haven't you read MY WEBSITE?
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http://www.americanhorologe.com/Pitkin.htm
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And after that Henry read everything else on the site!

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I would hope so
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My website is again back up--this watch is probably the single most important American watch ever made and discovered. There is just this one example extant and the watch is all original with its silver OF case with matching number. This watch is the origin for the American made watch made on American made machinery. Many parts are fully interchangeable with model type II--the H. and J.F. Pitkin models of higher serial numbers (3-4 known of two types).
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