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Location: Nashua, New Hampshire
Years of Operation: 1859-1862
Production Jewels: 15-19 Jewels
Production Sizes: 20s
Total Production: 1,000
Virgil C. Gilman and others came to Nashua, New Hampshire from the American Watch Co. and organized the Nashua Watch Co. with a capital of $60,000. They planned to produce the most precise high-grade watches available in America.
After failing to increase the capital to meet financial requirements, the Nashua Watch Co. is sold to the American Watch Co. in Waltham, Massachusetts for $53,000, equal to the amount expended since the company's start. Approximately 1,000 watches were made, and almost all of them were finished and sold under the Waltham name.
The building previously used as a factory for the Nashua Watch Co. is destroyed by fire.