Zodiac The Zodiac Watch Co, was founded in 1882 in Le Locle, Switzerland, by Ariste Calame. Calame’s ambitions were to create a watch like no other. Zodiac watches were known for their quality and innovation. A few firsts by Zodiac were the first Swiss-designed automatic sports watch in 1930; the first professional sports and [...]

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Zenith The first Zenith-brand wristwatches arrived on the market in 1920. The factory had produced fob watches since 1870s. Prior to making watches, founded George Favre-jacot was a clock maker. In 1954, Zenith won the Neuchatel Observatory prize for their chronometer wristwatches. In 1969, the line “El Primero” debuted. This was the first chronograph [...]

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Wittnauer The Wittnauer Watch Co. has an interesting history. In 1872, a 16-year-old Swiss immigrant arrived New York City. Albert Wittnauer had already learned how to produce high-quality watches and had worked for his brother-in-law, J. Eugene Robert, exporting fine Swiss watches. Wittnauer decided there was a need for watches with high durability and [...]

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Waltham The American Waltham Watch Co. was founded in Massachusetts in 1850. They were considered one of the largest watch manufacturers of the 19th century. The company was founded by three gentlemen, Mr. Davis, Mr. Dension and Mr. Howard. They each felt quality watches could be made without the need of expensive materials often [...]

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Wakmann The Wakmann Watch co. was founded in New York. They were importers of high-quality wristwatches to North America. The company was eventually purchased by Breitling, allowing the firm to ship their movements to the U.S. and have them set and sold in cases. Some Breitling watches carry Wakmann-marked movements. Some Wakmann watches have [...]

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Vulcain Maurice Ditisheim Fabrique Vulcain launched a line of wristwatches bearing the name "vulcain" in 1894. However, this was not the first production for Ditisheim. He had been producing pocket watches in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, since 1858. The year 1947 proved to be the most important year for Vulcain when the “Cricket” was introduced. [...]

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Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin The story of Vacheron & Constantin begins in 1755 in Geneva. They are the oldest watch manufacturer in the world with an uninterrupted history. The company was founded by Jean Marc Vacheron, a young talented watchmaker. In 1770, Vacheron created his first complicated movement. In 1779, he was making the first engine-turned [...]

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Universal Genève

Universal Genève Universal Genève was first founded under the name Universal Watch in 1894 by watchmakers Numa-Emile Descombes, and Ulysse Georges Perret. Together, they registered the company name for the production of dials, watch movements, pocket-watch domes and cases, and watch boxes. At the same time, they also patented a 24-hour indication watch. In [...]

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Ulysse Nardin

Ulysse Nardin Ulysse Nardin, named after is founder, was established in 1846 in Le Locle, Switzerland. The firm was best known for its marine chronometers. Nardin was an accomplished watchmaker who had studied horology under his father, Leonard-Frederic Nardin, and other recognized watchmakers such as Frederic William Dubois and Louis Jean Richard-dit-Bressel. [...]

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