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."