Located at Wollzeile 35 in Wien, Austria, Uhrmachermeister Mikl repairs most watches and mechanical devices. Run by master watchmaker Hans Mikl and his wife Eva, the workshop is capable of supplying most hard-to-find spare parts because they can custom-built it if needed. There are currently a second master watchmaker and a watchmaker helping in the workshop, and the merry team can bee seen working by pedestrians through the store window.
Besides German and Swiss watch brands, the watchmakers also sell their own collection, which came to be in an interesting manner: it all started with the idea of providing customers with a replacement watch while their precious timepieces was carefully being repaired or serviced. Initially based on an Ermano 6100 (German ETA 2824-2 clone) and refinished to Mikl taste, this 39 mm “replacement watch” was designed and executed to evoque vintage watches. It used to feature a “Service” marking on the dial.
The watch became so popular amongst repair customers that the watchmakers decided to give the possibility to purchase it. They worked on a new batch marked “Automatik” and powered by a Selitta SW200 (Swiss ETA 2824-2 clone).
Sales have taken off, and Hans Mikl wrote me that they will be releasing a new edition with cases from industry leader Ickler, with a customized movement and a very nice dial. For the time being, collectors can get their hand on a Mikl watch through the workshop’s e-boutique for 284 EUR in the stainless steel version and 292 EUR for the pink PVD version (tax excluded).
Uhrmachermeister Mikl also publishes RSS feeds about news and novelties regarding their store.