A century ago, America was a major player in the watch industry, yet despite being one of the first countries to spearhead new technologies, it could not keep up through the shift from pocket watches to wristwatches. However, in the past twenty-five years, there has been a resurgence in the U.S. that might just mark a new era of American watchmaking.
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