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Columbus Watch Company, 1874-1903 Columbus, Ohio. In 1874, D. Gruen started the Columbus Watch Company and imported Swiss Ebauches and Dials. In 1879, D. Gruen encouraged Mr. Savage to join him in his import business and renamed the Company to Gruen and Savage still maintaining the Columbus Watch Company on their Movements and Dials. The Columbus Watch Company was incorporated in 1884 from the Gruen and Savage import business to start making American Made movements. First watches were 18s gilt key winds. Made 6, 16 and 18s watches in key wind, stem wind and transitional; gilt, nickel, and damaskeened in 7-25 jewels. New Columbus Watch Company, 1894-1903, name was changed. Sold to the South Bend Watch Company 1903.

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Unread 04-07-2009, 08:11 PM
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how common are Columbus 24hr dials. Single sunk.

I am guessing grade 63 or 94 looking at CS price guide which is all I have on Columbus. How close am I.
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I really do not study Grades as it is practically worthless to consider. Unknown on quatity made.

Recased.
Missing parts.

Otherwise a nice watch.
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