Posted 2 years ago
The Ansonia Clock Co. began in 1850, was incorporated in 1873 and was in business until 1930 when they sold their equipment to a Russian investor.
They began making watches in 1904. Some watches have the "Patented April 17, 1888 on the back plate. They made approximately 10,000,000 watches.
This watch is an early one with the 1888 patent date. Stem wind & Stem set (push stem in to set). 18 size.
The dial is marked with the Ansonia Trade Mark. A inside of a square inside a diamond shape with TRADE on top left angle & MARK on top right angle.
The back plate is marked:
(in a circle inside the back plate screws)
MANUFACTURED BY THE ANSONIA CLOCK CO.
NEW YORK UNUTED STATES OF AMERICA
(inside this circle)
The Ansonia Trade Mark like on the dial.
PATENTED APRIL 17TH
The box is a wood box with the inside sectioned for the watch. The glued on labels are in bad shape but read (as much as I can read);
Prize Medal Awarded
Paris Exhibition 1878
Highest Award Medal and Diploma
obtained at the WORLDS
Stem Winder (Ansonia Trade Mark) Stem Set
THE ANSONIA CLOCK COMPANY, MANUFACTURERS
New York, United States of America
PATENTED APRIL 17, 1888.
In the United States, Great Britain
France, Austria and Belgium.
To wind, turn stem to right, To set hands push stem in.
(the rest is hard to read but is directions telling how to regulate for fast & slow)
Thanks for looking,