Philadelphia Watch Case Company 1909

By Dante Di Midio; posted December 23, 2017

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I originally found this researching were the case for my illinois wrist watch was made. But it has some insulator interest too. A nice street light in there and on the far right a railroad cross. The building is still there and was designated a Historic landmark in 1977. Started by a Swiss immigrant the pwc co bought the vacant Pavilion Hotel in 1892 in Riverside, NJ and turned it into a watch case company. The hotel lost its allure to the jersey shore facilitated by new railroad links to Atlantic city. Pocket watch and wrist watch cases were made here until the 1950s. The seven story building was recently bought in 2016 for a mere $125,000 by an investment company. It's supposed to be come luxury apartments. But many plans to redevelop the building have fallen through in the past so we'll see what happens.