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Jesse Smith Jr. 
Jesse Smith Jr. apprenticed for Benjamin Balch in 1807 and later became his partner. They worked together to 1832. He then entered business under his own name as a watchmaker working on Essex Street in Salem, and added his two sons, Edward and Daniel in 1846. Smith sold clocks, chronometers and watches, and adjusted chronometers for the substantial New England fishing and whaling industry. Jesse Smith was certainly capable of making any part of this movement, but there is no evidence to indicate that it wasn't imported complete with all the full plate engraving work as shown.
 
Jesse Smith Watch
 
Jesse Smith Watch

Maker:
Number:
City:
Date:
Jesse Smith Jr.
3277
Salem, MA
1840 est.
Description: Lever fusee movement, with steel three arm balance, enamel dial, full Liverpool jeweling and decorative engraving on the entire back plate. Engraved "Jesse Smith Jun'r Salem Masstts Improvd Lever."  

Jesse Smith's watch papers (left to right):
  1. Balch & Smith, Watches for Sale, Clock & Watch Makers Salem, Move the regulator with the sun to make the watch go faster, against it to make it go slower (1815)
  2. Jesse Smith, Chronometers and Watches for Sale, Watch Maker Essex Street, Salem (1816)
  3. Jesse Smith, Chronometers & Watches for Sale, Watch Maker No. 262, Essex Street, Salem
  4. Jesse Smith JR, Watches for Sale, Watch Maker Essex Street, Salem, Chronometers Adjusted (1836)
 
Jesse Smith Watch
 
Jesse Smith Watch