I've exchanged a few e-mails with Herr Steinemann, when I've contacted the company to check if they have any records for my DuBois - the new DuBois has acquired the documentation of the original DuBois. Sadly, while the 18th and 19th century documentation is good, the relatively detailed records end sometime in the 1930s.
Anyway, a kind fellow. Seems to care about the heritage of the original DuBois, has created a small museum of DuBois watches (from the company's earliest days, until the 1980s-1990s), documents, letters, original tools, and just about everything related to the company.
As for the company itself... They do great work on the finishing of the movements, so I can't accuse them of bad quality. On the contrary to a lot of "crowdfunding" ventures, they seem to have made good use of the money.
That said, DuBois didn't go the same way as the twats who put the Earnshaw name on certifiably dreadful rubbish.
However... Frankly, I'd be fucked if I'd ever wear any of their current watches, their current design language does little - and that's only a polite way of saying "nothing" - for me. Their designs are all over the place - some look sort of original, some are more or less 1970s-style, some look so fucking over the top that I may vomit. Guess I have to call "inconclusive" on this one.
Suppose that bringing up DuBois is as good a reason as anything else to post - for the n
th time, most likely - a pic of my DuBois: