Found 35 articles matching Watches & Accessories category.
  • Nov 17 2008
  • 17 Nov 2008

Jacob Custer Watchmaker, Norristown, Pa.

Jacob D. Custer (1805-1872) is an important name in American horology, he is best known for his clocks which he made in Norristown, Pa. beginning in the early 1830s.

  • Nov 13 2008
  • 13 Nov 2008

Timely Deals at Clock Auction

Editor’s Note: Mark Peer, WorthPoint’s Worthologist specializing in antique clocks, reports on the recent Fontaine’s auction that featured many spectacular antiques.

  • Nov 7 2008
  • 7 Nov 2008


Elgin National Watch Company was founded in 1864, right as the Civil War was coming to an end. The first watch Elgin made, an 18-sized B.W. Raymond railroad grade watch, was finished in 1867, and over the course of the next 100 years, it went on to produce about 60 million watches. Elgin produced its first wristwatch around 1910, leading most other American watch companies by many years.

  • Nov 4 2008
  • 4 Nov 2008


The Ingersoll Watch Company is famous for two things. In its early incarnation, it produced the ubiquitous “dollar watch,” and several decades later made the equally ubiquitous Mickey Mouse watch, which actually saved the then-financially shaky company.

  • Oct 31 2008
  • 31 Oct 2008


Amongst the various complications popular in contemporary wristwatches, the chronograph offers a most practical function in a broad spectrum of situations.

  • Oct 1 2008
  • 1 Oct 2008

The Rolex Submariner

Rolex introduced the Submariner at the 1954 Basel Watch Fair. The first production model, available to the public that same year, was Ref. 6204. This was originally promoted at the Basel Fair as a scuba diving watch, without the word “Submariner” on the dial.

  • Oct 1 2008
  • 1 Oct 2008

Boston Watch Co.’s Howard & Rice watches

The pioneering American watch company, in its incarnation as the Boston Watch Company (formerly Waltham Watch Company) struggled through 1854 to produce 10 watches a day. Even this was too much for the trade to absorb and the company chugged along through 1855 gradually getting its watches accepted in the trade, but barely making ends meet.

  • Sep 19 2008
  • 19 Sep 2008

The Rolex GMT

In the 1950s innovations in aviation technology made transatlantic travel a more appealing option than ever before. The airline Pan Am quickly emerged as a leader in transatlantic travel by jet plane.

  • Sep 10 2008
  • 10 Sep 2008

Antique Elgin Watch

I have an antique Elgin pocket watch. It is Sterling Silver with a very heavy gauge Sterling Silver chain. The face has a seconds face on is as well. Still works perfect. Is it worth anything?

Thank you,
Janice Konsler

  • Sep 4 2008
  • 4 Sep 2008

Spiro Agnew Watch

He was known as “Nixon’s Nixon,” and not in a good way. As vice president of the United States under Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973, Spiro T. “Ted” Agnew became the voice of the Establishment, a critic of the critics of society in general and the Vietnam War policy in particular.