Watch movement, Newark Watch Works

Made about 1869, this watch was the product of the short-lived (1864-1869) Newark Watch Company, Newark, N.J., a company formed at the end of the Civil War to tap into the market for American-made watches created by the American Waltham Watch Co.
Movement: spring-driven, full plate, gilt finish, 18 Size, 15 jewels, key wind at back and key set at front, bimetallic compensation balance, level escapement; marked: “THE NEWARK WATCH/FULL-JEWEL’D/10609/Patent/Newark, N.J.
Dial: White enamel w/Roman numerals, blued steel hands (second hand missing), sunk seconds at 6; marked “Newark Watch Works”
Urquhart, Frank J. A History of the City of Newark, New Jersey. Vol. 3. 1913: Reprint. London: Forgotten Books, 2013.
Henry G. Abbott, The Watch Factories of America, (Chicago: G. K. Hazleitt & Co., 1888).
Currently not on view
Object Name
pocket watch movement, gold
pocket watch movement
watch movement
date made
ca 1869
Newark Watch Co.
overall: 1/2 in x 1 13/16 in; 1.27 cm x 4.572 cm
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
James Arthur Collection, New York University
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