Tom Mc Intyre talks about antique pocket watches, discussing key manufacturers, the mechanics behind the watches, the varying types, and the collecting hobby in general.Based in Massachusetts, Tom can be reached via his website, American Watch Company Web, which is a member of our Hall of Fame.There will be more than 300 watches, all from a single private collection, that chronicle the history of watchmaking in America from the 18th century through to the 20th century.Just looking through the catalog is an important history lesson.
The chains and covers were usually decorated with either silver or coloured enamel.
I specialize in a few different specific types of pocket watches, but my principal interest is in the Waltham Watch Company, and even more specifically in the American Watch Co. When the American watch industry first began, the first successful company was called the American Watch Co., and it was founded out of the Boston Watch Company, which had failed in 1859. was formed, and it’s generally considered to be the first successful company.
It had many name changes over the years and a couple of small reorganizations and eventually became the Waltham Watch Company in the early 1900s.
The Waltham Watch Company, also known as the American Watch Company, made over 40 million watches, clocks and other precision implements between the years of 18.
The watches are highly collectible and people often want to know Waltham watches values.