Titel: Companies established in 1905
REO Motor Car Company, Rolex, Ferranti, Iroquois China Company, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Austin Motor Company, H-E-B, Diatto, Commer, Norsk Hydro, Advance Motor Manufacturing Company, Star Watch Case Company, Velocette.
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12. Juni 2011 - kartoniert - 72 Seiten
Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 69. Chapters: REO Motor Car Company, Rolex, Ferranti, Iroquois China Company, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Austin Motor Company, H-E-B, Diatto, Commer, Norsk Hydro, Advance Motor Manufacturing Company, Star Watch Case Company, Velocette, Lincoln National Corporation, American National Insurance Company, Marsh & McLennan Companies, JoS. A. Bank Clothiers, Wood Gundy, Trelleborg AB, Yara International, Mead Johnson, Conway Stewart, Tobin Arms, Nobiskrug, Rainier Motor Car Company, Associated Newspapers, Paccar, Princeton University Press, Harris Company, Nash Engineering Company, Solex, Vandoren, Marshall and Fox, Tabatchnick, Martin Band Instrument Company, Stollers, Chemring Group, Kirk Manufacturing Company, Haynes Automobile Company, Kaua¿i Island Utility Cooperative, C. H. Robinson Worldwide, K&B, Lancashire United Transport, Platt Music, Fentimans, Ralston Steel Car Company, Chattanooga and Tennessee Electric Power Company, A. M. Jensen's, Mann Egerton, Greaker Industrier, Burlington Electric Department, Ross, Grumbacher, Gola, Zust, Ohmstede Limited, W.H. Walker and Brothers, Ayats, Freemans, Rolland-Pilain, AXA Canada, Progresso, Quick, NorthernTel, Westfal-Larsen, Mansfield and District Light Railways, Macmillan of Canada, Fifty Shilling Tailors, J. Levine, Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum. Excerpt: Rolex SA is a Swiss manufacturer of high-quality, luxury wristwatches. Rolex watches are popularly regarded as status symbols and BusinessWeek magazine ranks Rolex #71 on its 2007 annual list of the 100 most valuable global brands. Rolex is also the largest single luxury watch brand, producing about 2,000 watches per day, with estimated revenues of around US$3 billion (£1.75) (3.02 CHF billion) (2003 figures). In 1905 Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law Alfred Davis founded "Wilsdorf and Davis" in London. Their main business at the time was importing Hermann Aegler's Swiss movements to England and placing them in quality watch cases made by Dennison and others. These early wristwatches were sold to jewellers, who then put their own names on the dial. The earliest watches from Wilsdorf and Davis were usually hallmarked "W&D" inside the caseback. In 1908 Wilsdorf registered the trademark "Rolex" and opened an office in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The company name "Rolex" was registered on 15 November 1915. The word was made up, but its origin is obscure. Wilsdorf was said to want his watch brand's name to be easily pronounceable in any language. He also thought that the name "Rolex" was onomatopoeic, sounding like a watch being wound. It was also short enough to fit on the face of a watch. One story, never confirmed by Wilsdorf, is that the name came from the French phrase horlogerie exquise, meaning "exquisite clockwork". The book The Best of Time: Rolex Wristwatches: An Unauthorized History by Jeffrey P. Hess and James Dowling says that the name was just made up. In 1914 Kew Observatory awarded a Rolex watch a Class A precision certificate, a distinction which was normally awarded exclusively to marine chronometers. In 1919 Wilsdorf moved the company to Geneva, Switzerland where it was established as the Rolex Watch Company. Its name was later changed to Montres Rolex, SA and finally Rolex, SA. The company moved out of the United Kingdom because taxes and expor