1870's E. Howard & Co. Antique 16 Size L Pocket Watch with Exceptional Fancy Dial - 14K Gold

E. Howard & Co

Item No. 7058SH

For the serious pocket watch or Howard collector, few things are more exciting than finding one of the company's exquisite and most luxurious offerings.

Today's offering showcases such an incredible original Howard with an extremely rare and exquisite fancy dial and gorgeous case coming from a prominent collector who has one of (or perhaps the) finest collection of fancy dialed Howards in the United States. That collector, more importantly to me, also happens to be my father.

It is in gorgeous condition.

Its exceptionally rare, original hand-crafted Howard dial has breathtakingly intricate gold filigree and multi-color painted design with inset jewels. It is gorgeous mint with no cracks, chips, or hairlines. Our photos couldn't quite do it justice.

Powering the watch is its very fine series V movement.

It is housed in a stunning 14K gold case with ornate fleur-de-lis design surrounded by engine turned detailed and additional intricate gold work repeating the pattern inside the fleur-de-lis.

Both the case and the dial are mint. The case has only the slightest bit of wear and the very slightest lightening of detail on the edges of the guilloche.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment. It is keeping very accurate time.

Included with the purchase is a full one-year international warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.

This is a special opportunity to own a rare masterpiece from America's premier maker E. Howard. It's a watch that would be the crown jewel of many already top-tier collections. We are and will continue to be offering several other exceptional Howards from his collection.

In many ways Howard watches was America's premier pocket watch manufacturer. Known for perfectionist standards and experimentation, their watches were both prestigious and expensive, aimed almost exclusively at the luxury market. Compared to watch's from other American watchmakers, they are also scarce, as Howard's level of production was comparatively very modest.

  • Manufacturer: E. Howard & Co.
  • Country of origin: U.S.A.
  • Year built: 1869 - 1899
  • Serial no.: 66,575
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 14K gold
  • Case markings: Hallmark for Windsor from Brooklyn Watch Co., Warranted U.S. Assay, 14K, 999,899
  • Case condition: Just short of perfect mint with crisp details and engine turning
  • Dimensions: 51mm diameter (excluding the crown)
  • Dial: White enamel with fancy black painted Arabic numerals and exquisite decoration. Signed E. Howard & Co. Boston, Mint condition with no cracks, chips, or hairlines
  • Hands: Gold, Louis VX style
  • Crystal type: Mineral glass
  • Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is keeping very accurate time. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Watch presentation box; PAPERS - Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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