Speidel is an innovative and acclaimed leader in the time piece and watchband accessory industry. A blend of innovative designs, focus on operational excellence, and passion for customer service is our driving mission. Our customers include exclusive independent jewelers and well known mass retailers. We offer a variety of products including beautifully crafted traditional and contemporary timepieces, watchbands and accessories.

  • 1904

    Frederick Speidel Starts Speidel USA, Jewelry Chain Manufacturer in Providence, Rhode Island.

  • 1911

    Speidel Chain Company Started

  • 1920

    Introduction of Watchbands (Ratchet Buckle) and Costume Jewelry

  • 1933

    Sales reach $400,000

  • 1934

    Paul Levinger joins company as Assistant Plant Manager

  • 1936

    Scissors Action Expansion Band Introduced

  • 1937

    Edwin Speidel Named President, Paul Levinger is Vice President

  • 1939

    Company Purchased by Edwin Speidel and Paul Levinger. Ladies “Mignon” Watchband Introduced

  • 1941

    Sales reach $3,000,000

  • 1942

    Manufacture of Cathode Ray Tubes (CTS) for Radar and Electronics

  • 1946

    National Advertising in Magazines and Radio

  • 1948

    Sales reach $9,000,000

  • 1949

    One of First TV Advertisers during the “Ed Wynn Show”

  • 1950

    Introduced First Photo I.D. Bracelets and Ladies Rhinestone Fashion Bracelets

  • 1956

    Paul Levinger Takes Over Ownership

  • 1959

    “Twist-O-Flex” Introduced

  • 1961

    Ladies “Twist-O-Flex” Introduced

  • 1963

    Youth “Twist-O-Flex” Introduced

  • 1964

    Textron Acquires Speidel and it’s 200,000 Sq. Ft. Facilities

  • 1965

    British Sterling Fragrance Introduced

  • 1966

    Sales Top $27,000,000

  • 1971

    Canadian Markets Entered

  • 1972

    Introduce Replacement Watchband Program for Mass Merchandisers, Start OEM Business Supply and International Sales

  • 1974

    Speidel Digital Watches Introduced

  • 1979

    Sales Reach $99,000,000

  • 1988

    Euro-Flex Band Introduced

  • 1994

    Sold “British Sterling”, Introduced “Sport Metal” & "Signet Watch" Lines

  • 1995

    Patent Awarded for Plastic Top Shell

  • 1996

    First Band Produced with Rubberized Coating Introduced

  • 1997

    Textron Sells Speidel to Hirsch Armbander AG

  • 2004

    Speidel Celebrates 100th Anniversary

  • 2009

    Speidel Purchased by Cerce Capital, LLC

  • 2012

    Twist-O-Flex Eyewear Line Introduced

       

Phone: 1.800.441.2200    •    Fax: 1.800.928.2423    •    34 Branch Ave, Providence, RI 02904

   
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