Category Archives: Pforzheim, Germany

introducing Genesis, a successful endeavour in watchmaking

A couple of years ago, watchmaker Christine Genesis launched her own watch brand. Trained in the German metalsmithing city of Pforzheim, Genesis spent three years working on watch repair before moving to an important after-sales workshop, where she got to play with all kinds of high-end mechanical watches for seven further years. During their training, […]

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introducing: Grəve Watch Design

Hat tip to Based in Germany, Grəve Watch Design plans to release small series of watches made with components from the city of Pforzheim. The founders put a great enphasis on the traceability of all their components and their Web site even features a Google map and a list of the various suppliers. For […]

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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: Premium Watches Pforzheim

Established as a Civil Law Partnership between German craftsmen located in the city of Pforzheim, Premium Watches offers a range of services of high interest to watch collectors. The partners can do a thorough restoration of timepieces, they can built and decorate a timepiece upon request, and they also have a range of personnalized and private label […]

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