Bought myself a Nautica watch a while ago, rather liked the nautical flags in lieu of numbers on the face, shortly afterwards I was a little pissed off to find it is made by Timex.
Prior to Timex there was Waterbury Clock Co, people have one of these and think they have a valuable antiquity, they are crude and rough as guts and were churned out at the rate of something like 10,000 a day.
I have an old catalogue that shows all the variants of a base model, you bought a case then added pendulum ABC or D, same for finial, glass on the front, dial etc etc.
Hopefuls think they are worth $1500-2000, in reality I wouldn’t pay over $200 for one in reasonable condition.
Another one is the Ansonia, same crappy movement and rough as.