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Location: Appleton, Wisconsin
Years of Operation: 1901-1903
Production Jewels: 7-21 Jewels
Production Sizes: 18s, 16s
Total Production: < 3,000
Factory Building Status: Demolished in October 1973. A Family Dollar store current exists on the property.
The Bell Watch Co. purchases 500 acres of land in Appleton, Wisconsin to be partially used for a new watch factory.
The Remmington Watch Co. is incorporated with a capital stock of $300,000, headed by Orpheus E. Bell.
The Bell Watch Co. transfers the land designated for the factory to the Remminton Watch Co.
Construction of the Remmington Watch Co. factory is completed and machinery purchased from the defunct Cheshire Watch Co. is moved into the building.
The Remington Watch Co. offers its first watches, modified movements from the Cheshire Watch Co. that are refinished using the "Appleton Watch Co." name.
A Brooklyn-based watch case company is purchased and merged with the Remmington Watch Co.
The Remmington Watch Co. ceases operations after falling behind on payroll and operating expenses. The company produced less than 3,000 watches in its short existance.
The former Appleton Watch Co. factory is demolished.