"The Watch As A Growth Industry" - Appleton's Journal. July 9, 1870

Appleton's Journal was a publication dedicated to literature, art, and science, published in New York City from 1869 to 1891. This article examines, in unique detail, the departments and operations used by The Waltham Watch Company (then the American Watch Company) in the making of their signature machine-made watches, and contrasts Waltham's processes of manufacture with those of the handmade Swiss timepieces.

Take note of the prophetic third-to-last paragraph which not only predicts the generational legacy in which so many Waltham watches would be passed from hand to hand, but also describes a world in which "...telegraphs enclose the globe like a net." (emphasis ours).

VIEW: "The Watch As A Growth Industry" - Appleton's Journal, July 9, 1870