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Why? It’s simple, really. It’s can be easy for us to forget that for much if not most of the watch-owning world (and let us not forget that there are people who walk amongst us who don’t even wear a watch [perish the thought!]), buying a new watch is something that you do when the one that has been serving you well dies; that for most people, the old watch is quartz, and the new one will also be quartz.
I was set a task. A friend was in need of a new watch after his Citizen (purchased in the early 1990s) had reached the point where it required CPR every morning to get it moving. He gave me the following requirements – under A$400, dress watch, time and date, quartz, and able to be examined and purchased in person. Not an uncommon set of requirements, I’d wager.
It’s easy to find watches which fall into that category; you can get some good looking reliable Seikos for that price, amongst other brands, but what if you think you want something more interesting? More distinctive? What then?
Well in this instance, after some browsing and consultation (Seiko – pass. Citizen – pass. Swatch – pass. Tissot – pass. Skagen – pass. Various other brands – pass etc), a previously unknown brand was discovered – Bruno Söhnle Uhren from Glashütte.
https://horologium.com.au/2012/09/13/an ... nle-uhren/
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