American Pocket Watches with Chronos
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    American Pocket Watches with Chronos

    Does anyone know if any of the American pocket watch makers ever made one with this complication? I'm in love with the old US pocket watches and I really like having a daily timekeeper with a chrono, but I haven't been able to find one. I'm new to this game and don't know really where to look either. Thanks!

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    Re: American Pocket Watches with Chronos

    Waltham made one,but i don`t know of any other American makers,others will know.....................https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/highest-grade-waltham-chrono-2069274.html
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    Re: American Pocket Watches with Chronos

    Both Elgin and Waltham made them in the late 1800's, but the market for chronographs at that point wasn't big enough for mass production to give them any edge. I think Waltham even made repeaters.
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    Re: American Pocket Watches with Chronos

    Quote Originally Posted by AbslomRob View Post
    Both Elgin and Waltham made them in the late 1800's, but the market for chronographs at that point wasn't big enough for mass production to give them any edge. I think Waltham even made repeaters.
    They surely did
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    Re: American Pocket Watches with Chronos

    Hamilton made their model 23 chronograph for the U.S. Military during WW2 and into the 1950s. I suspect that one of these would be easier to find than a Waltham or Elgin from the 19th century.

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    Thanks for the info guys! I'm going to start looking around for a Hamilton model 23!

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