Howard, Davis, and Dennison #3
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    Howard, Davis, and Dennison #3

    It looks like we have a new price record for an American watch.

    Howard, Davis and Dennison #3, an 8 day watch made by the Warren Manufacturing Company(which would, through a series of renamings and bankruptcies go on to be what was known as the Waltham Watch Company) sold today at Jones Horan. The price realized was $300,000.

    https://jones-horan.hibid.com/lot/51...q=&ref=catalog

    Here's a piece Hodinkee did on it a few days ago

    https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/jo...ket-watch-sale
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    Re: Howard, Davis, and Dennison #3

    That is amazing. Not just that it's #3, but that it's an 8-day watch.
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    Re: Howard, Davis, and Dennison #3

    Quote Originally Posted by GeneJockey View Post
    That is amazing. Not just that it's #3, but that it's an 8-day watch.
    I think Crossman reported that all of the first 17 were 8 day(I'd have to double check on that). At the same time, I spent some time with and had dinner with John Cote earlier this week, who is quoted in the Hodinkee article, and of course this sale came up. He seemed to think that not all 17-if they even exist-are of the same design as 1-3. #1 is in the Smithsonian, while I think #2 is known but in a private collection.

    Of note is that I think Henry Ford had #6, and at one point the company actually offered to trade a few items from their archives to him in exchange for that watch. AFAIK, he did it.
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