German Made watches list from WUS

German Watch making companies - original list from WUS

Postby koimaster » May 3rd 2012, 1:50pm




A.Lange & Söhne

Alexander Shorokhoff

Almanus

A.Mantei

Archimede (by Ickler)

Arctos

Aristo Vollmer

Ars eTempus Watches in Gold and PT

Askania Uhren

Autran & Viala (by Ickler)

Bagger & Gehring, featuring precious cases in silver, gold, white gold

Bethge & Söhne

B. Junge & Söhne

Blancier Lotterman & Söhne

Botta

Brior

Bruno Söhnle

Bunz

Christian Klings

Chronoswiss

Churpfälzische UhrenManufactur

Costro by Peter Göttert

Damasko

Damasko US

DEFAKTO

D.Dornblüth & Sohn

Egon Hummel

Erhard Junghans

Erwin Sattler

Forum

Fricker

Garde

Genesis

Genius by Wolfgang Steinkühler (Sothis)

George J Von Burg

Germano

Glashütte Original

Graf Zeppelin (from Pointtec)

Greve-Uhrendesign

Guinand (former Chronosport by Helmut Sinn)

Hacher

Haldi

Hanhart

Heinrich Geisen

Hemess

Hentschel

H.F. Bauer

Holdermann & Sohn

Jacques Etoile

JB-Gioacchino

Jochen Benzinger

Jörg Schauer

Jubilar

Joyeux

Junghans

Junkers (from Pointtec)

Kadloo

Kazimon

Kronsegler

Kudoke

Laco

Lang & Heyne

Lehmann Schramberg

Leinfelder Uhrenmanufaktur

Leumas

Limes (by Ickler)

Lindburgh & Benson

LOWIN Cologne

Marcello C.

Maximilian (from Pointtec)

Mechanische Zeitinstrumente

Meer - MAR, 2010 - web site active, but Jürgen Meer says no more watches

Meistersinger

Mercure by Klaus Jakob

Montano

Moritz Grossmann

MSC uhren (M. Schneider & Co.)

Mühle Glashütte

Nauticfish

Neuhaus

Nienaber Bünde (Rainer Nienaber)

Niessing

Thomas Ninchritz

Nivrel

Nomos Glashütte

Otium

Otto Berger

Philippe Rosen

Rainer Brand

Rainer Nienaber

Rheinmeister

Riedenschild

Schäuble & Söhne

Schaumburg

Schmeltzer 1881

Schneider Manufaktur

Sinn

Sothis

Steinhart

Stowa

Temption

Tourby Watches Hagen

Tutima

Uhr

Union Glashütte

UTS

Volker Vyskocil

Wempe

Wilhelm Rieber Tourbillons

Zeppelin Uhren (from Pointtec)

ZiB Uhrenatelier ("Zeit in Berlin")



Mike A. (aka redstart) compiled a google map documenting current German watchmaking.

You´ll find the map here: GERMAN WATCHMAKING

The map is accessible to the public, and - according to redstart - the site location should be permanent.


http://forums.watchuseek.com/f8/german-watch-manufacturers-3277.html

Another list here from 2008 with links

http://www.watchtalkforums.info/forums/german-watch-forum/15948.htm

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[color=black][color=black][color=black]Lange & Soehne[/size][/color] – Taken from the German founding watchmaker Ferdinand Adolph Lange’s name[/size][/color]

[color=black][color=black]Alexander Shorokhoff[/size][/color]

[color=black]Almanus [/size][/color]

[color=black]Alpha Time[/size][/color]

[color=black]Archimede[/size][/color] - The manufacturer of Archimede Watches, Ickler GmbH, has more than 80 years experience in the watch industry. This know how is used in developing and producing the Archimede time pieces in Pforzheim, the center of the German watch industry (Gnomon Watches)[/size]

[color=black]Arctos[/size][/color]

[color=black]Aristo Vollmer[/size][/color] - In the year 1907, Julius Epple in Pforzheim, Germany, founded the company ARISTO. Three generations long they enterprise under the names Julius Epple, ARISTO Uhren- und Uhrgehäusefabrik. Helmut Epple, the grandchild Julius Epple managed to beginning of the 90's more than 100 coworkers. Because none of the descendants of the family could further the business, he sold important parts of the company to the trust enterprise UTW Uhrentechnik Weimar. In 1998 Helmut Epple found a suitable successor, Hansjörg Vollmer, which acquired the trademark laws to ARISTO Watch GmbH. (Gnomon Watches)[/size]

[color=black]Ars eTempus[/size][/color]

[color=black]Askania Uhren[/size][/color]

[color=black]Bagger & Gehring[/size][/color]

[color=black]Bethge[/size][/color]

[color=black]Blancier Lotterman & Söhne[/size][/color]

[color=black]Botta[/size][/color]

[color=black]Braun[/size][/color]

[color=black]Brior[/size][/color]

[color=black]Bruno Soehnle [/size][/color]

[color=black]Bunz[/size][/color]

[color=black]Chronosport now Guinand[/size][/color]

[color=black]Chronoswiss[/size][/color] – A fictional name chosen by German watchmaker Gerd-Rudiger Lang for his Munich-based company[/size]

[color=black]Churpfälzische UhrenManufactur[/size][/color]

[color=black]Damasko[/size][/color]

[color=black]D. Dornblueth & Sohn[/size][/color]

[color=black]Egon Hummel[/size][/color]

[color=black]Erhard Junghans[/size][/color]

[color=black]Erwin Sattler[/size][/color]

[color=black]Forum[/size][/color]

[color=black]Fricker[/size][/color]

[color=black]Garde[/size][/color]

[color=black]George J Von Burg [/size][/color]

[color=black]Germano[/size][/color]

[color=black]Glashuette Original[/size][/color] – Taken from Germany’s historical watch city Glashutte[/size]

[color=black]Graf Zeppelin[/size][/color]

[color=black]Guinand[/size][/color]

[color=black]Hacher [/size][/color]

[color=black]Haldi[/size][/color]

[color=black]Hanhart[/size][/color] – Named for German founder Willy Hanhart[/size]

[color=black]Heinrich Geisen[/size][/color]

[color=black]Hentschel[/size][/color]

[color=black]Holdermann & Sohn[/size][/color]

[color=black]Jacques Etoile[/size][/color] – Francophone moniker taken from the names of master watchmaker and owner Klaus Jakob’s last name and wife Yildiz Jakob’s first name (Yildiz is Turkish for star, and etoile is French for star)[/size]

[color=black]JB-Gioacchino[/size][/color]

[color=black]Jochen Benzinger[/size][/color]

[color=black]John Harrison[/size][/color]

[color=black]Jorg Schauer[/size][/color] – Taken from German-born goldsmith, founder, and owner Jorg Schauer’s name[/size]

[color=black]Jubilar[/size][/color]

[color=black]Junghans[/size][/color]

[color=black]Junkers[/size][/color]

[color=black]Kadloo[/size][/color]

[color=black]Kronsegler[/size][/color]

[color=black]Kurth[/size][/color]

[color=black]Laco[/size][/color]

[color=black]Lang & Heyne[/size][/color]

[color=black]Leumas [/size][/color]

[color=black]Limes[/size][/color] – Brand fabricated by the German Ickler family[/size]

[color=black]Lindburgh & Benson[/size][/color]

[color=black]Marcello C.[/size][/color]

[color=black]Martin Braun[/size][/color] - This is German-born watchmaker Martin Braun’s name[/size]

[color=black]Maximilian[/size][/color]

[color=black]Mechanische Zeitinstrumente[/size][/color]

[color=black]Meer[/size][/color]

[color=black]Meistersinger[/size][/color] – Name chosen by German founder Manfred Brassler[/size]

[color=black]MM uhren [/size][/color]

[color=black]Montano[/size][/color][/color][/color]

[color=black]Montblanc – Name of the german-based famed writing instrument company derived from the swiss/French mountain Mont Blanc[/size]

[color=black][color=black]MSC uhren[/size][/color][/color]

[color=black][color=black]Muehle Glashuette[/size][/color][/color]

Muhle – Last name of German founder Robert Muhle[/size][/color]

[color=black][color=black][color=black]Nauticfish[/size][/color][/color]

[color=black][color=black]N.B Yäeger [/size][/color]

[color=black]Niessing [/size][/color]

[color=black]Thomas Ninchritz[/size][/color]

NBY – No Barriers Yaeger, a name construed by German master watchmaker Martin Braun, loosely inspired by pilot Chuck Yeager’s name [/size][/color][/color]

[color=black][color=black][color=black]Nimbus[/size][/color][/color]

[color=black][color=black]Nivrel[/size][/color] – A registered Swiss name acquired by German Gerd Hofer for his company[/size]

[color=black]Nomos Glashütte[/size][/color] – The name of an historical Glashutte watch company. German owner and founder of the Nomos company, Roland Schwertner, acquired the name after the fall of the Berlin Wall[/size]

[color=black]Otium[/size][/color]

[color=black]Otto Berger[/size][/color]

[color=black]Otto Schlund[/size][/color]

[color=black]Philippe Rosen [/size][/color]

Porsche Design – Taken from the German owner, and founder of the original licensing automobile brand, Ferdinand A. Porsche’s last name[/size][/color][/color]

[color=black][color=black][color=black]Rainer Brand [/size][/color]– This is German-born watchmaker Rainer Brand’s name[/size][/color]

[color=black][color=black]Rainer Nienaber [/size][/color]

[color=black]Rheinmeister[/size][/color]

[color=black]Riedenschild[/size][/color]

[color=black]Sainbach[/size][/color][/color][/color]

[color=black]Scalfaro – Name invented by German founding brothers Kuhnle[/size]

[color=black][color=black]Schauble & Soehne[/size][/color][/color]

[color=black][color=black]Schaumburg[/size][/color]

[color=black]Schempp[/size][/color]

[color=black]Schmeltzer 1881[/size][/color]

[color=black]Schneider Manufaktur[/size][/color]

[color=black]Sinn[/size][/color] – Taken from German-born founder Helmut Sinn’s last name[/size]

[color=black]Sothis[/size][/color] – German-born founder and owner Wolfgang Steinkruger chose this name from Egyptian mythology for his brand[/size]

[color=black]Steinhart[/size][/color]

[color=black]Stowa[/size][/color] – Derived from the name of German founder Walther Storz[/size]

[color=black]Temption[/size][/color] – Name chosen by German founder and owner Klaus Ulbrich combining tempus and function[/size]

[color=black]Thiel-Ruhla[/size][/color]

[color=black]Tourby Watches Hagen[/size][/color]

[color=black]Tutima[/size][/color] – Brand name derived from Latin words tuts, meaning certain or protected, by German-born founder Dr.Ernst Kurtz[/size]

[color=black]Union Glashuette [/size][/color]

[color=black]UTS[/size][/color]

[color=black]Volker Vyskocil [/size][/color][/color][/color]

[color=black]Vollmer – Last name of German founding family[/size]

[color=black][color=black]Wempe[/size][/color][/color]

[color=black][color=black]Zeppelin Uhren[/size][/color][/color][/color]







Notables*[/size]



Blu – fictional French word chosen for this Swiss Company by its german founder, watchmaker Bernhard Lederer[/size]

Breitling – The german - language last name of Swiss-born company founder Leon Breitling[/size]

Hermes – Last name of founder Thierry Hermes, a man of French origin, though a german citizen[/size]

Kobold – Taken from American founder and president Michael Kobold’s last name, a man of german descent [/size]

Rolex – German-founder Hans Wildorf took the name from a combination of the Spanish words relojes excelentes (excellent watches) and modified it[/size]



*subject to change/addition


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Re: German Made watches list from WUS

Postby ocean » May 4th 2012, 1:08am

Buben & Zorweg was founded in 1994 I think.http://www.buben-zorweg.com/
Nice read today from ablogtoread.
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Re: German Made watches list from WUS

Postby koimaster » May 4th 2012, 5:54am

oceanaut wrote:Buben & Zorweg was founded in 1994 I think.http://www.buben-zorweg.com/
Nice read today from ablogtoread.
http://www.ablogtoread.com/


Nice read, thanks.
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