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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...

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Peoria Pocket Watches

1885-1889     In 1885, J. C. Adams took what was left of the Fredonia Watch Company based in Fredonia, New York and created a new company by the name Peoria Watch Company. The new company and its factory were located in Peoria, Illinois and was built in...

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Rockford Watch Company

  1873-1915 When the Cornell Watch Company failed in 1873, the factory equipment was bought and transferred to a new factory in Rockford, Illinois. The new watch company became known as the Rockford Watch Company. The first superintendent of the company was Mr. Clarke, a former employee of...

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Trenton Pocket Watches

1873-1915 In October of 1883, founders established the New Haven Watch Company in New Haven, Connecticut. A year later, the company set up their factory in a building they leased in the area. In the first two years of business, the company produced roughly 1,000 pocket watch...

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New England Pocket Watches

1898-1914 When the Waterbury Watch Company fell prey to financial troubles in the year 1898, the New England Watch Company was born. The new company was far more successful than its predecessor, and survived for over 15 years. The watch company was popular in that it offered...

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South Bend Watches

1903-1929 The sons of Clement Studebaker, one of the primary founders of the Studebaker Automobile and Wagon Co, purchased the Columbus Watch Company in 1903.The brothers, George, Clement Jr., and J.M. Studebaker, relocated the company, and 145 of its employees, to the town of South Bend...

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Dudley Pocket Watches

1920 - 1925 The Dudley Pocket Watch was created by William Wallace Dudley. Dudley had a long history in working with pocket watches. He moved to Waltham, Massachusetts from Canada when he was young and started working for the Waltham Watch Company. He continued to work...