Columbus Watch Co. movement, mystery logo on face

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    Columbus Watch Co. movement, mystery logo on face

    I received a pocket watch from a family member who passed on. I have identified it by the serial number and movement markings as being of Columbus Watch Co. manufacture (with a Blauer coin case) of about 1884.

    But the logo on the face of the watch is a bit of a mystery. All the other Columbus Watch Co. pieces I've seen have "Columbus" spelled out, at least (if not the full name "Columbus Watch Co.").

    This watch seems to have CWC abbreviated with each letter overlaid, as if a monogram...?

    I understand that these watches may have been manufactured for companies or organizations, so I'm wondering if the initials of some such organization might instead be what is abbreviated on the face of the watch.

    The logo is elegant - and different than all the other Columbus watches I've looked at - so I'm curious to know more about it.

    Any insights appreciated!
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    Re: Columbus Watch Co. movement, mystery logo on face

    I think it is "C W Co"

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    Re: Columbus Watch Co. movement, mystery logo on face

    Quote Originally Posted by VESPASIAN View Post
    I think it is "C W Co"
    Yes, I think you're right - checking other forums here I found a Columbus Watch with the same logo.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Columbus Watch Co. movement, mystery logo on face

    Do you have a movement picture?

    If it's Columbus Watch Company, here's a bit of history on them

    http://www.pocketwatchrepair.com/his.../columbus.html
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