Hamilton Pocket Watches
The Hamilton name is a name for all interested in the history of the pocket watches to remember, though it took a few years before its production began. It started as the Adams and Perry Watch manufacturing company which only lasted from 1874 to 1876 before being reorganized as the Lancaster Pennsylvania Watch Company in 1877; that company also did not last long closing its doors merely a year after starting.
It took two more reorganizations as the Lancaster Pennsylvania Watch Company and the Lancaster Watch Company before the Keystone Standard Watch Company took over in 1886. This pocket watch company was then taken over in 1893 by the Aurora Watch Company. It was then that the first Hamilton pocket watch was completed and released.
Hamilton continued to create both what are now considered valuable antique pocket and wrist-watches alike. Hamilton is known for its 1912 railroad pocket watch, Pocket watch 926, one of its more popular pocket watch Model 992 as well as the first battery operated wristwatch that they manufactured in the year of 1957 known as the Ventura. Hamilton was one of the main distributors to the troops during the second World War. Present day Hamilton still offers Swiss quartz watches of good quality.
Source: Heritage Pocket Watch
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