American Watch Company
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The American Watch Co. was created in 1859 as the merger of the Appleton, Tracy Co. and the Waltham Improvement Co. (land venture). This name and the products produced established the benchmark of all other high quality production. The short adventure of many of the key employees with their own company  in Nashua, New Hampshire is included in this catalog. If you would prefer to read the catalog and follow links this link takes you to the American Watch Co. Catalog.

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1859 model (KW18) American 1861 model 10 size Appleton Tracy Nashua Watch Co. KW20 American Watch Co. grade KW20 Presidential Citation KW20
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American Watch Co. KW16 American Watch Co. Vibrating HS KW16 American Watch Co. Nickel KW16 American Watch Co. 1868 model C.V. Woerd Dustproof Patent Model
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1st Run 1872 model American grade Woerd's Patent 1872 model HC Woerd's Patent 1872 model OF 1872 model Runic Dial American grade Late 1872 model American grade
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1st Run 1870 model 1868 Setting 1870 model Nail Setting 1870 model Fitch's Patent Setting 1870 model Button Setting 1870 model
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Lever Setting 1870 model 1883 Frosted Damaskeening HC 1883 Frosted Damaskeening OF Adams #1 Chronometer Employee Watch 1883 model 20 jewel Employee Watch