VINTAGE POCKET WATCHES

Excellent C1950's Westclox Bull's Eye white dial pocket watch. Made is USA running well!

$70.00

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  • Details
    Manufactured in the USA between 1957 and 1959 this is a very well preserved Westclox, size 18, "Bull's Eye" pocket watch.

    The chrome plated case measures 1.767" or 44.87 mm in diameter, excluding crown and bale and surrounds a crisp white dial complimented by large cut-out minute and hour hands, large, black easy-to-read numbers, black outer chapter and sub-second dial at 6 o'clock, all under a clear crystal.

    This "Bull's Eye" sets and winds as it should, is running strong and keeping good time and shows only very light surface scratches.

    These watches are becoming more and more difficult to find, meaning that prices are rising rapidly so, if you are interested is adding 1 or more to your vintage watch collection, I urge you to act quickly!

    STOCK CODE: W-11


    A BRIEF HISTORY OF AMERICA’S “DOLLAR” POCKET WATCH AND THEIR MANUFACTURERS:

    Attempts to make a watch that could be sold for as little as a dollar began in the 1870s. By 1880, the Waterbury Watch Company, not to be confused with the Waterbury Clock Company, had lowered costs to the point where they could sell their so-called long wind watch for $3.50. In the early 1890s the Ingersoll Watch Company started selling a Waterbury clock company clock in a watch case for $1.50.

    The one dollar price was reached in 1896 when Ingersoll introduced a watch called the Yankee, setting its price at $1. This made it the cheapest watch available at the time, and the first watch to be priced at one dollar.

    Later, Western Clock (Westclox) in 1899 and the E. Ingraham Company also began manufacturing them. Dollar watches were practical, mass-produced timepieces intended to be as inexpensive as possible. Trademarks of dollar watches were their simple, rugged design, movement (usually with a pin-pallet escapement, although sometimes with duplex escapements) which has either no jewels or just one jewel, width of about eighteen size (2 inches (51 mm)), and sale price of about a dollar from 1892 until the mid-1950s. Many other companies made them, with literally hundreds of names on the dials. From around 1905, Ingersoll started selling their watches in the UK as Crown watches.

    To keep costs down, the watches were often sold in flimsy cardboard boxes, which are now highly collectible.

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    We offer free, first class domestic shipping and ship worldwide Priority Mail to insure safe, swift, and reliable shipping to our international customers for a flat fee of $34.00. (Canada may be slightly less)


    We are Stonehenge Watch Company and have been selling vintage timepieces and new watches on the internet for over 15 years with hundreds of satisfied customers.

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