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RARE solid 14K gold Aurora Pocket Watch!

RARE solid 14K gold Aurora Pocket Watch!
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Price: $12,000.00
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Condition: Excellent
Category: Jewelry
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RARE and Extremely Ornate solid 14K gold Aurora Pocket
Watch! Mint condition! I've had this fine watch in layaway at $20,000.

Buy this for $12,000 today... put it on your credit card today and maybe receive air miles or other rewards too!

This is one of the very first of the watches produced in
1886...most likely on the first day of production for 1886.

The hand engraved inscription reads, "Presented to F. O.
Douglass Sup't of Gallup Coal Co. by the Employees of the
Co. June 1st 1886."

Aurora was organized in July, 1883, with a capital of
$250,000, in shares of $100 each. Aurora's shares were
offered to watchmakers or jewelry stores in every town. The
idea was for them to become stockholders and exclusive
agents for the sale of Aurora's watches in their town or
city. It was a clever and successful first offering. The
city of Aurora, Illinois gave the company land, to build a
factory. The main building was completed in February, 1884.
Mr. George F. Johnson was appointed superintendent of the
factory. The first movements were 18-size full plate, both
in gilt and nickel and included a patented stemwind
attachment developed by Mr. Johnson. The first movements
were sold in the fall of 1884. The company, which normally
employed between 150 to 200 employees, was capable of
producing about 150 movements per day. Aurora failed
financially in 1892. The assets of Aurora, as well as the
Keystone Standard Watch Company, were purchased by a group
of investors who formed the Hamilton Watch Company.
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