Sears Chronology
1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Richard W. Sears resigns as a railroad station agent in North Redwood, Minn., and forms the R.W. Sears Watch Company.

Alvah C. Roebuck joins Sears after answering a newspaper ad for a watch repairman.

Catalog includes jewelry and other products.

Sears moves headquarters to Chicago from Minnesota.

To meet the demand of orders received from Canada, Richard Sears opens a Toronto office.

Sears sells the R.W. Sears Watch Co. for a profit of $72,000.