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Manufacture Visits

Recap of visits to various watch manufacture around the world


Sinn Spezialuhren Manufacture Visit in Frankfurt, Germany (2018)
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

Sinn Spezialuhren Manufacture Visit in Frankfurt, Germany (2018)

  • Sinn Spezialuhren Headquarters Frankfurt am Main (map)
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Two years ago I had an opportunity to visit one of the most technical, yet affordable, watch manufacturer on the planet: Sinn Spezialuhren of Frankfurt am Main. I wrote about the experience late this summer, and as I mentioned in the post, Sinn was in transition to a larger, comprehensive head quarters remaining in their beloved Frankfurt.

I even included some shots of the new manufacture during construction. Well, it’s been two years since that visit and Sinn has moved to the new location. And as I was again in transit through Germany, I contacted the good folks there to see if I could finish my initial visit and see the new digs.

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Armin Strom Manufacture Visit in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland (2018)
Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Armin Strom Manufacture Visit in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland (2018)

I’ve had various opportunities to visit German manufactures but never Swiss. So after this year’s Baselworld, I've had the honor to rectify this and finally visit a Swiss brand. I took a short trip from Basel via train to Biel/Bienne to visit Armin Strom.

Armin Strom (AS) is a small, young, somewhat independent brand, that is known for producing watches with a unique design language and in particular that are heavily skeletonize. I discovered the brand when I was first branching out to explore independents after acquiring watches from the main brands, e.g., Rolex and Omega. 

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NOMOS Manufacture Visit in Glashütte, Germany (2016)
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

NOMOS Manufacture Visit in Glashütte, Germany (2016)

NOMOS is the modern German watch brand that is perhaps today the most known in the US and maybe around the world. It seemingly has a little cult following amongst mechanical watch aficionados such as myself. Much has already been written and discussed on various blogs about the brand, as many are also fans and own some of their watches. 

However, what I want to do here is to give you a inside view of the Manufacture and get a chance to see first hand how the watches are made in Glashütte. This is precisely the opportunity I was offered as I visited Germany for other business in October 2016, while also taking a couple of days to visit Dresden and Glashütte.

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Sinn Spezialuhren Factory Visit in Frankfurt, Germany (2016)
Sep
27
9:30 AM09:30

Sinn Spezialuhren Factory Visit in Frankfurt, Germany (2016)

So in late 2016, as I visited Frankfurt, for a second time in two years, I connected with the good folks at Sinn to see if I could have a tour of the factory and get a first hand experience of what makes a Sinn watch. In particular I was interested in finally seeing where my seemingly indestructible U1 was created.

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