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American Waltham

1851-1957 In 1850, the history of the watch began an essential transformation; the idea of impeccable quality, lower prices and above all, interchangeable parts was born. In 1850 the founders of the American Waltham Watch Company, Aaron Dennison, the father of the American Watch Company, Mr....

Seth Thomas Watches

  1870 - 1876 After many years of successful clock production, the Seth Thomas Clock Company decided to venture into pocket watch production. With already being an established clock company, it was easily feasible for the company to produce the machinery needed by using the pre-existing factories...

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History of the Railroad Timepiece Pt 2

Among collectors, the railroad watch has come to have a special significance, charm and lasting value. The continued attraction of railroad watches remains strong due to their esteemed value and romantic dignity. Since the railroad watch is a time piece of exacting precision, historical significance...

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Pitkin Pocket Watches

1838 -1852 When their jewelry business in Hartford, Connecticut closed in 1837, brother's James and Henry Pitkin started a turning point in the history of watch making. Their goal, as thought out by Henry, was to start manufacturing pocket watches by machine. The brothers built their own...

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Philidelphia Watch Company

1868-1886   The Philadelphia Watch company was established in 1868. Eugene Paulus was the founder of the company. The company is responsible for creating a minute amount of private label watches that are now very rare and considered incredibly valuable to pocket watch collectors. Though responsible for the...

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Waterbury Pocket Watches

1880-1898 D.A. A. Buck of Waterbury, Connecticut set out with the intent of producing a more affordable pocket watch for The Waterbury Watch Company to sell to the public. The watch was only made of 58 parts all together, so it was simple and affordable, unlike...

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US Watch Co

In 1884, with Charles V. Woerd as one of its stockholders, the United States Watch Company was established. Woerd is well known in the history of pocket watches for the work he did with the American Waltham Watch Company. Woerd created a stem wound 16-size...

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Columbus

  1882 - 1903 Date your Columbus Watch   What initially started under the firm name Gruen and Savage by D. Gruen and W.J. Savage in 1876, became the Columbus Watch Manufacturing Company. Savage was the oldest son of one of Columbus' most successful businessmen. This Columbus, Ohio company purchased...

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US Marion Pocket Watches

The Howard Watch and Clock Company and the American Watch Company were the only two watch companies in existence when the U.S. Watch Company began in 1863. With the knowledge that the current companies were unable to fulfill the production demand for watches, a jewelry...

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Illinois Pocket Watches

The Illinois Springfield Watch Company was founded in 1870. Its founders were John C. Adams, John T. Stuart who was the former law partner of Abraham Lincoln, John Williams who was president of the First National Bank of Springfield, grocery store owner John B. Bunn...