South Bend Pocket Watches

1903-1929


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In 1903 the Columbus Watch Company was purchased by three Studebaker Brothers; George, Clement, Jr. and J. M. The sons of Clement Studebaker, one of the founders of the Studebaker automobile and wagon company. The company was moved to South Bend, Indiana, and the name changed to the South Bend Watch Company. Along with the Columbus Watch Company came 145 workers to work for the new company. The first models were full plate and similar to the Columbus watches, The company started serial numbering at 380,501. After building a successful following, especially among railroad men, The South Bend Watch Company fell victim to the stock market crash and the company shut its doors on December 31, 1929.

 

A Closeup view of a South Bend 18 Size 15 Jewel 305 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a South Bend 18 Size 17 Jewel Marked 313 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup View of a South Bend 18 Size 17 Jewel 323 "The Studebaker" Pocket Watch Movement

A Closeup of a South Bend 18 Size 21 Jewel 329 "The Studebaker" Pocket Watch Movement

A Closeup view of a South Bend 18 Size 15 Jewel 331 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a South Bend 18 Size 17 Jewel 341 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a South Bend 18 Size 17 Jewel Marked 347 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup view of a South Bend 18 Size 17 Jewel Unmarked 347 Pocket Watch movement

A Closeup of a South Bend 16 Size 15 Jewel Marked 204 Pocket Watch Movement

A Closeup of a South Bend 16 Size 17 Jewel Marked 211 Pocket Watch Movement

A Closeup of a South Bend 16 Size 17 Jewel Marked 217 Pocket Watch Movement

A Closeup of a South Bend 16 Size 19 Jewel Marked 219 Pocket Watch Movement

A Closeup of a South Bend 16 Size 21 Jewel Marked 227 Pocket Watch Movement

A Closeup of a South Bend 16 Size 17 Jewel 223 "The Studebaker" Pocket Watch Movement

A Closeup of a South Bend 16 Size 21 Jewel 229 "The Studebaker" Pocket Watch Movement

A Closeup of a South Bend 16 Size 7 Jewel 261 Pocket Watch Movement

A Closeup of a South Bend 16 Size 15 Jewel 280 Pocket Watch Movement

A Closeup of a South Bend 16 Size 15 Jewel 281 Pocket Watch Movement

A Closeup of a South Bend 16 Size 21 Jewel 8 Adjustment Studebaker Pocket Watch Movement

A Closeup of a South Bend 12 Size 17 Jewel 411 Pocket Watch Movement

 

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