New York Springfield Watch Co. Pocket Watches

1866-1876


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The New York Watch Company started out as the Mozart Watch Company by Don J. Mozart and a group of New York jewelers. Mozart was the superintendent of the plant located in Providence, R.I. At the end of 3 years, Mozart had produced no watches and he was fired. A new superintendent was hired, the company reorganized, and in 1867 the plant was moved to Springfield, Massachusetts. A factory fire shut down production for a short time in 1870. The factory again closed in 1875. The company was reorganized as The New York Manufacturing Co. This did not succeed and in 1876 the company was sold to the Hampden Watch Company.

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