Watch Angels
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Watch Angels

The Waltham Story — 1854

The company moves to Waltham, the town that will give the company its name, and opens a model factory where it employs over 3,000 people at the height of its productivity. From 1850 to 1957, over 40 million timepieces are produced,making the Waltham company the world’s leading producer of clocks and watches.The modern American system of watch and clock manufacturing is not the only technique developed in Waltham; it also boasts the forerunner of the “assembly line”. Henry Ford, during a visit in early 1900, is inspired to developthe automated production line for the legendary Model T revolutionizing, just as Dennison had for watchmaking, the manufacturing process for automobiles.

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