Category Archives: vintage movements

introducing: Magalex, run by an entrepreneur extraordinaire

Born in 1949 in Pune, one of the largest metropolis of then-freshly independent India, Mr. Gurdeep Singh Kundan carried out a BA (Special) Economis at the University of Pune before relocating to Switzerland, where he studied Journalism and Sales Management in Fribourg and St. Gallen; and Germanic languages at the University of Bern. Besides High […]

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introducing: Temporanea Manifattura Fiorillo

Unveiled by TLex of and mentionned by Grégory Pons of, Italian entrepreneur Federico Fiorillo launched his watch company. Temporanea Manifattura Fiorillo was first born in Spring 2009, as a project to supply a small number of watches to friends. Mr. Fiorillo was quickly overwhelmend by orders, and so he decided to plan production […]

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introducing: Barrington Griffiths watch company

Mr. Mark Griffiths, founder of the Barrington Griffiths Watch co. kindly contacted me to announce the imminent launch of their first collection. Called the Modern Classic, it will be available from January 3rd 2011 in three choices of dials:  black, blue and orange.     Based in Calgary, Canada, the company runs a small workshop where they design and build the custom […]

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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: 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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