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 Post subject: Brooklyn Watch Co. "Boston"
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:09 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Brooklyn Watch Co. "Boston"
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:06 am 
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Jersey,

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

William White
White's Crystal MFG
PO Box 460532
San Francisco, CA 94146
http://www.whitescrystals.com


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 Post subject: Re: Brooklyn Watch Co. "Boston"
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:53 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Brooklyn Watch Co. "Boston"
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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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