Joseph Johnson (watch maker)

Joseph Johnson of Liverpool was a highly respected and successful British master clock, watch and chronometer maker.

He was working in Liverpool from 1795 to about 1851. After his death his company continued his work. His watches are of high quality and often in precious metal cases. Joseph Johnson is credited with inventing several design improvements to the pocket watch and watch movement. His watches were commonly used on U.S. railroads before the establishment of the U.S. watch industry.


* G. H. Baillie, "Watchmakers And Clockmakers Of The World" 2nd Edition, Pub Nag Press 1947
* Brian Loomes, "Lancashire Clocks and Clockmakers", Pub David & Charles 1975 ISBN 0-7153-6917-2
* Brian Loomes, "Watchmakers & Clockmakers Of The World Vol 2" (2nd Edition), Pub NAG Press 1989 ISBN 0-7198-0250-4
* Martha Shugart, "Complete price guide to watches 2001", Pub Cooksey Shugart Publications 2001 ISBN 1-57432-232-X
* "NAWCC Bulletin", Pub National Association Watch & Clock Collectors

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