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Oris Brand Notes

In 1904, Paul Cattin and Georges Christian bought a recently closed watch factory. The two named their new watch company after a local brook. By 1911 Oris employed over 300 people while building houses and apartments for staff.… Read More

Hamilton Brand Notes

Hamilton is a storied Swiss brand with deep American roots. Hence, the companies tagline American Spirit – Swiss Precision. The company began in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1892. The original building where the company began was the home to a few other failed watch companies.… Read More

Timex Brand Notes

In 1854, a Connecticut brass manufacturer, Benedict & Burnham, decided to make clocks. The company legally incorporated the Waterbury Clock Company in 1857. This made them one of Americas first clock companies.… Read More

Tissot Brand Notes

Founded in 1853, Tissot started as a father and son team. Charles-Félicien Tissot was a gold fitter and Charles-Émile Tissot a watchmaker. The origins of the company were as an assembly shop named Charles-Félicien Tissot and Son. … Read More

Essential Watch Terms

As you might suspect, the watch world has many more terms and essential language. If you think I missed something check the linked posts above and if you still think I missed something important, drop me a message.  Viel Spaß! … Read More