Brooklyn Watch Co. "Boston"

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Brooklyn Watch Co. "Boston"

#1 Post by JerseyMo » Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:09 pm

Any Info on this company?

American Lever is printed on dial -

Brooklyn Watch Co. Boston on back of movement.
case has Fine Silver Stamp.

1885 - 1895?
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Re: Brooklyn Watch Co. "Boston"

#2 Post by WCMFG » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:06 am

Jersey,

This is a low cost Swiss watch made to look like and early American watch. Pretty nice though and running too! Maybe 1875.

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http://www.whitescrystals.com

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Re: Brooklyn Watch Co. "Boston"

#3 Post by JerseyMo » Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:53 pm

Very interesting, I would not have thought it to be anything other than American made. Thanks for the information. It is a commission piece but, I may just buy it myself to add to the collection.
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Re: Brooklyn Watch Co. "Boston"

#4 Post by stryfox » Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:03 pm

I like it just for the fact that it's Swiss trying to look American.
That in itself it worth it for the conversation.
Most non watch friends I talke to about watches always ask if I have Swiss watches.
They don't know the history and assume only Swiss stuff is good.
They are usually in disbelief when I tell them that at one time America made the best production watches in the world.

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