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Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Years of Operation: 1896-1899
Production Jewels: 4-7 Jewels
Production Sizes: 0s
Factory Building Status: Still standing. Currently used as an office rental property.
Organized in 1896 by Edward A. Locke
The Columbia Watch Co. is founded by Edward A. Locke in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Mr. Locke gives control of the Columbia Watch Co. to his son-in-law, Renton Whidden.
After a suit is filed by the American Waltham Watch Co. against the Columbia Watch Co. concerning deceitful usage of the "Waltham" name, the court rules the Columbia Watch Co. can no longer use "Waltham" on watches unless it is clearly distinguished from the American Waltham Watch Co. to prevent confusion.
The Columbia Watch Co. is renamed as the Suffolk Watch Co.