Is anyone else on here enamored with this company?
They are probably best known for the "butterfly cutout" over the escapement on their 18 size full plate watches, but also made 18 size 3/4 plates, 16 size quarter plates, 14 size 3/4 plates, and 10 size 3/4 plates. Although most of the commonly seen ones are of modest quality, they made high grade watches. The "United States Watch Company" grade was the most expensive in America at the time. They also are notable for being the first American maker to build stemwind watches, as well as one of the first to offer nickel damaskeen.
I consider myself a very minor collector of them. I have examples of all of the most common grades(Reed, Rollo, Channing, Deacon, Fuller) in full plate, as well as a 3/4 plate Reed. I also have a nickel example, and a couple of stemwinds. Unfortunately, I lack original cases for the stemwinds and the 3/4 plate. I'm still looking for the grades I don't have(a lot of them!), and for original cases.
Does anyone else here collect these?