Excelsior Pocket Watches, when were they made?

by Debra Weidman
(Charlottesville, VA)

Excelsior Pocket Watches

Excelsior Pocket Watches

I have my hubby's Great Grandma's pocket watch, a lovely Excelsior (don't curl your lip, it's very pretty!) that apparently was made by New York Standard Watch Co. They also made my other pocket watch, a Standard U.S.A. watch. I have been trying to date them, but data on the serial numbers for this company are scarce and no one really seems interested in digging it out for some reason.


Both are 3/0 size (if I understand the size scale), work great, in terrific condition, strong running with beautiful cases. The serial number on the Excelsior pocket watch is 34131, and the Standard U.S.A. is 11378. If anyone knows how to date them, or WHERE to find the information, I would be grateful.

From what little information I have been able to find out, the New York Standard Watch Co. was in business from 1885 to 1929 and made approximate 7 million watches of all sorts (I don't know if that includes their clock division). If mine are still running in such good shape with NO servicing for lord knows how many decades, they must have made a pretty good product.

Does anyone know anything about the Excelsior pocket watch?

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Jan 26, 2013
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Mini Mantel Clocks
by: Deanne

Hi, I have my mother's mini clock collection. All have #3660 on the back. Excelsior is on the clock face. Obviously a collection. Don't know what they are worth and can't find anything on the net.

Anyone know which watch company made these?

Jun 15, 2012
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by: Anonymous

Hi everyone...I have a 12 miniature clock set, complete with the display case, that was sold through the Bradford Exchange a number of years ago. I am going to put it in a garage sale and don't know what to charge for it.

Jun 12, 2012
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by: Anonymous

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Jun 29, 2011
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by: Turner

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Aug 11, 2010
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by: DA Boughton

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Aug 03, 2010
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Excelsior mini quartz clocks??
by: glassman

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Jun 11, 2010
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Excelsior Pocket watch- Ladies
by: Anonymous

My watch has the number 9570652 on case and cover. It has number 27323 on the back of the mechanism. Does anybody have a clue on the year this watch was made?

Mar 02, 2008
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Excelsior Pocket Watch
by: Larry A. Cameron

Hi,
I have my greatgrandfathers watch that I'd like to know more about. Have any info to share?

Thanks,
Larry

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