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Location: Chicago, Illinois and San Francisco, California
Years of Operation: 1870-1876
Production Jewels: 7-20 Jewels
Production Sizes: 18s
Organized from the purchase of the Newark Watch Co. and Purchased by the California Watch Co, January 1876
The Newark Watch Co. is purchased by the Cornell Watch Co. from Grand Crossing, Illinois.
A factory is constructed in Grand Crossing at the cost of $70,000 to house the operations of the Cornell Watch Co.
The Cornell Watch Co. is moved to San Francisco, California in hopes that cheap Chinese labor can lead to a more profitable venture.
The Cornell Watch Co. is moved to Berkeley, California and renamed the California Watch Co.