Category Archives: PUW 561

introducing: Jochen Benzinger

Born in 1961, Herr Jochen Benzinger learned the craft of engraving in Pforzheim and after receiving an award, taught himself the art of engine turning with the help of some old specialists still active in the German city. In 1985 he took over engine-turning workshop Kollmar, where old machines were salvaged during the quartz-crisis. When […]

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introducing: DUGENA Premium

German watchmaker Dugena was established in 1917 as Deutschen Uhrmacher-Genossenschaft Alpina. Headquarters were transfered to Berlin in 1927, but the company had to relocate to Darmstadt in 1948. Interestingly enough, Dugena was one of the few companies that came out of the quartz crisis unaffected, and one of the early ones to adopted the new technology. Nowadays, Dugena […]

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