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Company Profile: Columbus Watch Co.

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Years of Operation: 1874-1903

Production Jewels: 7-25 Jewels

Production Sizes: 18s, 16s, 6s, 4s

Total Production: 500,000+

Factory Building Status: The front part of the factory is still standing and is currently utilized as an office rental property.

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Purchased by South Bend Watch Co., 1903

Company Timeline

1879

A factory to house operations for the Gruen & Savage is constructed in Columbus, Ohio.

November 18, 1882

The Columbus Watch Co. is organized by Detrich Gruen in Columbus, Ohio with a capital of $150,000. The company is created from the firm of Gruen & Savage, whom previously imported movements from Sitzerland and finished them for the American market.

1883

The Columbus Watch Co. moves to the factory previous occupied by Gruen & Savage, located at 79 East Thurman Ave.

1888

The Columbus Watch Co. is producing roughly 150 movements per day and employs 300 people.

1894

After financial failure, the Columbus Watch Company is reorganized as the New Columbus Watch Company.

1903

The Columbus Watch Co. is sold and becomes the South Bend Watch Co.