We were speaking of ephemera in watches in another thread - the no-jeweled every day watch of the masses. Often called 'dollar watches' this Leonard appears to be much cheaper than that...
I believe this is a silverine case, "an alloy was developed specifically to meet the needs of the American pocket watch case that answer the question of durably and affordability. This combination of 45% nickel, 54% copper and 1% manganese was called silveroid, silverore, silverode or silverine. It was easy to polish, very hard and looked just like coin silver." From silverjewelryinfo.com.
This one hundred year old watch still has its guarantee... note the $0.25 cost for 'repair or replacement'.
1 Washington Street is now near the most expensive real estate in downtown Boston. It could not have been cheap a hundred years ago. This is an indication of just how profitable it was to make dollar watches.
The dating is pretty easy to obtain -- evidently the dollar watch industry protected every improvement (or, at least, difference) with a patent.
The working end of the watch...
I got this one early in my collecting days. It will still run though I no longer wind it. I am not even sure it if can be serviced. If it is ever going to be serviced, it will have to wait until I can do it
I have a bunch of pocket watches and took a few pics of others which I will post later. In the meantime, any one think they can identify this one?
(...there is a big hint in the pic!)