The Waterbury Clock company was a company based out of Waterbury, Connecticut. The buildings, which are now a source historic symbolism to the town of Waterbury, were constructed in 1857 and are famous for their character and unique architectural style. At the end of the 19th century, the Waterbury Clock company turned out about 20,000 clocks and watches per day! This daunting task was completed by a workforce that totaled about 3,000 workers. Obviously, the Waterbury Clock company was a great source of revenue for the citizens of Waterbury, as it provided so many people with jobs.
The Great Depression came with trouble for the famous antique clock company. It forced the Waterbury Clock company into receivership, and the company was eventually sold out. It was the United States Time Corporation who ended up purchasing the plant. The United States Time Corporation is an entity that we have come to know as Timex. This sell out took place in 1942.