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Location: Cheshire, Connecticut
Years of Operation: 1883-1892
Production Jewels: 4-21 Jewels
Production Sizes: 20s, 18s, 6s
Total Production: 85,000+
Watches exclusively sold by L.W. Sweet in New York City
The Cheshire Watch Co. is incorporated in Cheshire, Connecticut with a capital of $100,000. Daniel A. A. Buck designs the first model movement.
The Cheshire Watch Co. offers its first watches to the market.
The Cheshire Watch Co. in producing roughly 150 movements each day.
The Cheshire Watch Co. ceases operations and goes into receivorship.
Seth Thomas purchases the factory belonging to The Cheshire Watch Co. and remaining stock for $60,000.
O.E. Bell purchases the machinery from The Cheshire Watch Co. for use in his Remington Watch Co. factory, located in Appleton, Wisconsin.