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Location: New York, New York
Years of Operation: 1855-1875
Production Sizes: 18-20s, 18s, 16s
The Potter Watch Co. is founded by Albert H. Potter in New York, New York.
A patent is issued for the Potter escapment.
The Potter Watch Co. moves to Chicago, Illinois and is renamed as Potter Bros. Albert's brother, William participates in the business.
The Potter Bros. Co. is dissolved, but William continues the operation as W.C. Potter while Albert moves to Geneva, Switzerland.