Howard Pocket Watch Serial Numbers

Look up Howard Pocket Watch serial numbers - Below is a quick reference guide for E.Howard & Co Pocket Watch Serial numbers. When reading this serial number list, you should first find out the correct size of your watch and then match the serial number with the correct year of manufacture.

Pocket Watch Serial numbers

Below is a picture of the serial number on the pocket watch case. This bears no relation to the movement.

Pocket Watch Case Serial Number

Letter Inches mm Size
N 1 13/16 46.04 18
L 1 11/16 42.86 16
K 1 10/16 42.27 14
J 1 9/16 39.69 12
I 1 8/16 38.10 10
H 1 7/16 36.51 8
G 1 6/16 34.93 6
F 1 5/16 33.34 4
E 1 4/16 31.75 2
D 1 3/16 30.16 0

 

Year Serial No Series No Produced
1858 - 1860 113 - 1900 I (18S) 1,800
1860 - 1861 1,901 - 3,000 II (18S) 1,200
1861 - 1862 3,001 - 3,100 K (14S) 100
1861 - 1863 3,301 - 3,400 See Notes* See Notes*
1861 - 1863 3,301 3,400 III (18S) 100
1861 - 1863 3,401 - 3,500 i (10S) 100
1861 - 1871 3,501 - 28,000 III (18S) 24,500
1868 - 1883 30,001 - 50,000 IV (18S) 20,000
E1869 - 1899 50,001 - 71,500 V (16S) 21,500
1874 - 1878 100,001 - 105,500 VI (6S) 5,500
1883 - 1899 200,001 - 227,000 VII (18S) 27,000
1893 - 1894 228,001 - 321,000 VII (18S) 3,000
1884 - 1899 300,001 - 309,000 VIII (18S) 9,000
1895 - 1903 309,001 - 310,000 VIII (18S) 1,000
1890 - 1895 400,001 - 405,000 IX (18S) 5,000
1892 - 1899 500,001 - 501,500 X (12S) 1,500
1895 - 1903 600,001 - 601,500 XI (16S) 1,500
1896 - 1904 700,001 - 705,500 XII (16S) 1,500
Notes: Reserved for experimentals.

As with many pocket watch manufacturers, in 1902 the Howard Pocket Watch name was transferred to the Keystone Watch Case Co. Keystone then produced complete (movement and case) Howard watches from 1902. below is a list of expected serial numbers to cover the Keystone ownership period.

Date Serial Numbers
1902 850,000
1903 900,000
1909 980,000
1912 1,100,000
1915 1,285,000
1917 1,340,000
1921 1,400,000
1930 1,500,000

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