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Location: Berkeley, California
Years of Operation: 1876-1877
Production Jewels: 11-19 Jewels
Production Sizes: 18s
Total Production: ~5,000
Reorganized from The Cornell Watch Co., 1876 and Purchased by the Independent Watch Co.
The Cornell Watch Co. is moved to Berkeley, California and renamed the California Watch Co. A new factory is constructed at the cost of $10,000.
After suffering from financial and reputation issues, The California Watch Co. ceases operations and Albert Troller of the Rockford Watch Co. finishes all remaining movements.
The company equipment is sold to The Independent Watch Co.
The original factory in Berkeley built by the California Watch Co. is destroyed by fire.