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 collections of fancy dialed Howards in the United States. That collector, more importantly to me, also happens to be my father.
It is triple signed E. Howard & Co. and in gorgeous condition.
Its exceptionally rare, original hand-crafted Howard dial has breathtakingly intricate gold filigree and jeweled design. It has a different motif than other rare Howard fancy dials - it is cream instead of white and the only coloring comes from the 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 8 movement.
It is housed in a classic 18K gold E. Howard case.
The case is in excellent condition. The dial is mint.
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 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: 1891
Serial no.: 303,865
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings: E.H. & Co., Warranted 18K U.S. Assay, 53754 - Cuvette inscribed "S.S. Boss from my father-in-law W.K. Kedden 1891" (our best guess of the name)
Case condition: Excellent. Unpolished with only light hairlines and one ding on the edge of the back.
Dimensions: 54.2mm diameter (excluding the crown)
Dial: Ivory color enamel with fancy black painted Arabic numerals and exquisite gold filigree decoration. Signed E. Howard & Co. Mint condition with no cracks, chips, or hairlines
Hands: Gold, Louis XV 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
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.