Stauffer and Other Makers • IWC • Eterna • Le Coultre • Fontainemelon • Patek Philippe Stauffer Switzerland Early Stauffer movement Waterproof watch Stauffer in the 1880s • Kew record success Later Stauffer movement Later Stauffer history Chronographs, etc.Henri Onésime Stauffer Gordon Bennett Races The company Stauffer, Son & Co.was established in Switzerland in 1830 with an office in Geneva and a factory in La Chaux-de-Fonds.A London office was opened soon after to import watches from the Swiss factory and sell them into Britain and the British Empire. became one of the largest, if not the largest, importer of Swiss watches in Britain, also importing watches made by Patek Philippe, Le Coultre, IWC, Fontainemelon and Eterna.Please remember that this is just an approximate guide and can not be used as a 100% accurate outlook as per how old your watch might be.Should you require a more conclusive valuation of your time piece then please do not hesitate to To determine the approximate age of your watch, open the case and find the serial number, usually found engraved on the movement or the case back itself, then match it up with the list on this page.By 1885 the Atlas factory was making 60,000 watches a year.The London wholesale business grew in size to became one of the largest and best known watch importers in Britain.
Watches made in Stauffer's Atlas factory in La Chaux-de-Fonds carry one of their registered trademarks, which are discussed in a later section.
The Stauffer name is not uncommon in Switzerland, but it appears that there were only two generations of this Stauffer family involved in the company; father and son.
The son must be Jules Stauffer (1808 - 1884), who set up the London branch of the company in the 1830s, in which case the father was Charles Philip Stauffer as recorded on Jules' marriage certificate.
Jules and Ann had at least 6 children; Julius Blewitt, Edward Reynold, Evelina, Marie Louise, Josephine, and Victoria Ann.
The eldest son, Julius Blewitt, was born in 1840 and emigrated to America in 1869.