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    Posted 6 years ago

    pw-collector
    (281 items)

    This is a "not so common", SCOUTS' COMPASS WATCH made by the Ansonia Clock Co. that I have not found listed in any of the books I have, but have seen a couple other ones like this.
    The movement is not marked, but is similar to the Ansonia movements, plate 2 illustrations in the book, The Watch That Made The Dollar Famous, by George E. Townsend. The plate 2 illustration has the movement marked:
    MFG. BY THE ANSONIA CLOCK CO.
    NEW YORK, U. S. OF AMERICA
    PAT. APRIL 17, 1888. The winding wheel is completely covered in the illustration also.

    The back cover has a small compass set in the center and soldered on the inside of the cover.

    The Ansonia Clock Co. began in 1850, was incorporated in 1873, and began making pocket watches in 1904 through 1930.

    The Boy Scouts Of America was incorporated on February 8, 1910, so my best guess is that this watch was made in the teens to early 20's.

    Thanks for looking,
    Dave

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    Comments

    1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Nice one Dave
    2. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the comment & appreciations:
      Trey
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      Kerry
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      SEAN68
    3. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the appreciation:
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      BB2
    4. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
      Thanks vetraio50 for the appreciation.
    5. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
      Thanks Manikin for the appreciation.
    6. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
      Thanks officialfuel for the appreciation.
    7. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
      Thanks petey for the appreciation.
    8. captainslack captainslack, 6 years ago
      Wow!! Never heard of such a thing! Beautiful piece, too.
    9. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
      Thanks captainslack for the comment & appreciation.
    10. familyties, 6 years ago
      Thanks for sharing your info. I have found a similar watch among items left from my mother. No details known.
    11. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
      familyties, can you post some clear photos of your compass watch?
      I notice you do not have any items posted, and this could be a great start for you to contribute on Collectors Weekly.
      Looking forward to some photos,
      Dave
    12. rmvoltz, 1 year ago
      Hello
      My husband recently came across the same exact watch in the pictures you posted above. He found it in our attic when we were remodeling our home. So far, your posting is the only site we’ve been able to find regarding the history of this pocket watch.
      Do you have any further information on this watch as I see it’s been a while since this post was made.

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