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E. Howard.  A Fine And Very Rare 14k Pink Gold Openface Keyless Lever With Red Enamel Dial
E. Howard. A Fine And Very Rare 14k Pink Gold Openface Keyless Lever With Red Enamel Dial

SIGNED E. HOWARD & CO., BOSTON, MASS., MOVEMENT NO. 304'063, CASE NO. 70'089, CIRCA 1880

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E. Howard. A Fine And Very Rare 14k Pink Gold Openface Keyless Lever With Red Enamel Dial
Signed E. Howard & Co., Boston, Mass., Movement No. 304'063, Case No. 70'089, Circa 1880
N size three-quarter plate nickel-finished lever movement, bi-metallic compensation balance, micrometer regulator, gold cuvette, translucent red enamel over engine-turned dial, light blue cartouches with blue Arabic numerals, silvered dot minute accents, outer gilt laurel motif, sunken subsidiary red enamel subsidiary seconds dial, plain circular case, hinged back, case, dial and movement signed
54mm diam.

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The red enamel dial is considered to be one of the rarest E. Howard & Co. dials avaiable.

E. Howard and Company - Edward Howard partnered with D.P. Davis to take over the Boston Watch Company upon its failure in 1857. Renamed E. Howard, the watches incorporated Howard's innovations and improvements such as "fast" or "quick-beat" train, a top plate in two sections with 6 pillars instead of the usual four, a compensated balance wheel and patented a new steel motor barrel. Howard also came up with the first Stem-Wind movement introduced in the United States. Another feature of E. Howard dials is that were made of hard enamel and marked " E. Howard & Co., Boston."

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