The Hamilton Watch Company has been producing quality timepieces since 1892. Though the company has evolved through the years, it has remained a renowned manufacturer of watches. In 1892, the Keystone Standard Watch Company declared bankruptcy and was sold to a group from Pennsylvania. It was during this time that the company was acquired and named after James Hamilton. The very first Hamilton watch was an 18-size, 17-jewel pocket watch (which was first launched in 1893). The Hamilton Watch Company went on to introduce its first full series of watches, known as The Broadway Limited series. Hamilton’s very first wristwatch was rolled out in 1917 and was created specifically for men who were entering World War I. However, the watch used a very small movement that was previously used for women’s watches. Other early Hamilton watches included the Oval, the Tonneau, the Rectangular, the Square Enamel, and the Coronado.