Howard was the Rolls Royce of American watches. The movement is a 16 size, and is very thin for its age. This was the epitome of an elegant gentleman's pocket watch circa 1917 when this watch came from the factory in Waltham, Mass. The movement is a Keystone Series 7, 17 jewel beauty that is adjusted to temperature, isochronism, and three positions. It is in immaculate condition! The Roman Numeral metal dial is a joy to behold and the 14K yellow solid gold case is in excellent condition. A Howard pocket watch cost as much as an automobile originally and today the quality shows through. One of the unusual features of this watch is the extra large dial, small seconds bit (at 6) and the slender bezel which combine to accentuate the delicate specialized blued steel hands. This feature, of course, came with a higher price, but so did Howard's superior engineering. One of our dear friends owned this wonderful watch and really took care of it as the prized possession it is. Our avid collector friend snatched this Howard up about twenty years ago from the original owner and it has been in his collection until just recently when we acquired it from his estate. We know that he would want it to have a good home where it will be well cared for for the next generation. We are, after all, only the caretakers for those who come after us and this is a watch that will give several lifetimes of service, if properly maintained. We hope you will give it a good home! Our master watchmakers have this Howard winding, setting, and keeping time like the day it was made. Remember all of our timepieces come with our famous one year warranty for parts and labor so that you may buy with confidence.