Georges Meyer started his namesake likely in 1909 In Besancon (Fabrique Utinam which likely lead to the name UTI) and grew quickly. The quality of manufacture and ability to see style by Meyer led to notariety and captured the attention of brands suchs as Van Cleef & Arpels. Brands like VCA often commissioned Meyer, or purchased pieces from Meyer to be used with their names. The growth of the company meant offices opened in Paris (139 Bd Sebastopol Paris, France) and in La Chaux de Fonds Switzerland. Meyer producted pocket watches (including choronometers) alarm clocks, and travel clocks as well as wrist watches under mostly the UTI brand yet sometimes under the Meyer name. By 1912 Meyer was known and specialized in wristwatches producing them in different shapes for different styles well ahead of other watch companies of the time. However the war changed the course of business and by 1926 the UTI name was no longer seen and the company likely transferred all of its inventory to Paris. The UTI name was from then on infrequently seen on certain clocks and alarm clocks into the 1950s however with Utinam movements likely as retro fitted pieces.