Brand Directory: Record

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Record was founded in 1903 in Tramelan, Switzerland, as the Record Dreadnought S.A. Producing triangular shaped pocket watches. In 1944, the first watches with hammer automatic movements were introduced, rotor automatics were later introduced in 1952. Record was one of the ‘Dirty Dozen’ watches selected by the British military to make ‘W.W.W.’ watches for their soldiers in WWII; these were delivered in 1945. Longines acquired Record in 1961, buying the majority shares interest. In 1991 Record sadly closed after Longines became part of the Swatch Group.