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T H E G R U E N W A T C H C O M P A N Y 1867 - 1894
1867: One word from a woman's lips
Although the Gruen Watch Company was founded in 1894, the company later traced its history back to 1874, following the early career of its founder.
1894: D. Gruen & Son
After leaving the Columbus Watch Company, Fred found a job with a large company in Cincinnati, Ohio, working at a watchmaker's bench in a basement, sitting next to noisy machinery. Unhappy with his working conditions and his prospects, he took the train to Columbus and met with his father at the train station. They had a long talk and decided to try to start a new watch company
“Your heart was warm and happy
With the lilt of Irish laughter
Every day and in every way
Now forever and ever after."