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Record Watch Co. S.A., Tramelan-Dessus, Genève, La Chaux de Fonds, Les Pommerats, London

1903: Founded by a group with the purpose to aquire and realise the patent of the Sector Watch, a triangular pocket watch with retrograde display.
1916: Merger with several companies under the name Record Dreadnought Watch Co. S.A., with a broad collection of all kinds of clocks, watches, and movements. Brands and names of the involved companies continued to be used.
1949: The original name Record Watch Co. S.A. was registered again.
1960: A Record pocketwatch (calibre 435B) was the first Swiss watch to achieve wide acceptance on US railroads.
1961: Longines bought the majority interest in Record. The brand Record continued - on some watches as Longines-Record. Some Record calibres were renamed as Longines calibres.
1991: Record was closed.

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Record watches are often offered as Longines products to increase the price. Indeed some models were sold by Longines under the brand Longines-Record, and some Record calibres were adopted as Longines calibres. But in general Record remained technically independent.

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