Pocket Watch Database
South Bend Watch Co.
Location: South Bend, Indiana
Years of Operation: 1902-1929
Organized from the Columbus Watch Co., 1902
Production Jewels: 7-21 Jewels
Production Sizes: 18s, 16s, 12s, 6s, 0s
Total Production: 850,000+
Factory Building Status: Destroyed by fire July 8, 1957.
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The Studebaker family, brothers George and Clement, and uncle John, purchases the Columbus Watch Co.. Soon after the company is moved to South Bend, Indiana.
May 8, 1902
The South Bend Watch Co. is organized in South Bend, Indiana with a capital stock of $1,000,000.
March 23, 1903
The South Bend Watch Co. factory begins operations, aiming to manufacture 1,200 watches per day.
The South Bend Watch Co. ends operations after manufacturing roughly 850,000 watches.