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Before we had digital and atomic clocks, the world used pocket watches. But back then, these were expensive and often imprecise, such that no two watches could be relied upon to tell time.
In the height of the Industrial era, one man set out to manufacture a watch that would make timekeeping accurate and more affordable.
That man was Aaron Lufkin Dennison who observed how precision engineering was used in armaments manufacture and wanted to apply that to watchmaking. And so the Waltham Watch Company was born.
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