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Sporting Precision – Watches and Watchmakers Prior to 1900

ElginMachinesAt the time of the signing of the Declaration of Independence the term “watchmaker” was actually a misnomer. In those days no watches were built in the US and a watchmaker’s activities were restricted to selling and servicing watches, which were imported from the UK, Switzerland and possibly France. What little manufacturing of timepieces took place in this country then was focused solely upon clocks.

It comes as no surprise that US watchmaking pioneers were Continue reading Sporting Precision – Watches and Watchmakers Prior to 1900