J.P. STEVENS WATCH Co., Atlanta, Geo. 14k GOLD 16 Size Hunting No. 45

J.P. STEVENS WATCH Co., Atlanta, Geo. 14k GOLD 16 Size Hunting No. 45

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10866 Washington Blvd. #855
Culver City, Ca. 90232
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J.P. STEVENS & Co. J.P. STEVENS & BRO. J.P. STEVENS WATCH Co. Atlanta, Georgia 1882-1887 In mid-1881 J.P. Stevens bought part of the Springfield Watch co. of Massachusetts; and some unfinished watch components from E.F. Bowman. He set up his watchmaking firm above his jewelry store in Atlanta, Ga. And started to produce the Bowman unfinished watches which were 16 size and various 18 size watches, to which was added the “Stevens Patent Regulator.” This regulator is best described as a simple disc attached to the plate which has an eccentric groove cut for the arm of the regulator to move in. This regulator is a prominent feature of the J.P. Stevens plate with damascening. The pallets were equidistant locking and needed greater accuracy in manufacturing. About 50 of these watches were made. The pallet and fork are made of one-piece aluminum. The aluminum was combined with 1/10 copper and formed an exceedingly tough metal which will not rust or become magnetized. The lever of this watch is only one-third the weight of a steel lever. The aluminum lever affords the lease possible resistance for overcoming inertia in transmitting power from the escape wheel to the balance. In 1884, the company was turning out about ten watches a day at a price of $20 to $100 each. In the spring of 1887, the company failed. Only 169 true Stevens watches were made, but other watches carried the J.P. Stevens name.

Rare, only 169 produced. J.P. STEVENS WATCH Co., Atlanta, Geo. 14k GOLD 16 Size Hunting No. 45. OEM condition case, movement, and original R.R. 24 HOUR R.R. white porcelain fully signed dial. This case is original to the movement and dial. 16 Size, hunting model, lever set, 3/4 plate nickel, Stevens Patented Regulator, Serial No. 45. Only one known to exist. Clean, running. THIS IS A FINE COLLECTIBLE. DON'T INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET, BITCOIN, BONDS. BUY HARD ASSETS, SOMETHING PROVEN IN TIME.

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