Everyone knows the superb quality offered by Swiss watches. But few know that you can find watches of equal standard across the border, in Germany.
In the decades, many German watch company saw the Renaissance new inventions and designs. Today there are almost one hundred German watch brands on the market, as you can see here. Bear in mind though, that some of the listed brands don
’t do the manufacturing themselves but instead import their collection from other countries (such as China).
If you want a list of watch brands that actually manufacture their watches, this is for you.
We selected our favorite brands with the highest quality, to create this list of the Top 9 German Watch Brands:
1. A. Lange & Söhne
A. Lange & Söhne makes watches of very high quality that In company with the world’s top brands. Gold and platinum are the only metals used, and the attention to detail during manufacture is astounding. Being a horologist’s wet dream,
these watches can cost up to $100 000! Needless to say, it’s one of the world’s most expensive watch brands.
Founded by Ferdinand A. Lange in 1845, the company thrived for a long time. But one hundred years later when WW2 ended, as the company was located in the small east German town of Glashütte, The communist government after the
expropriation of their assets, they reluctantly can only be shut down. It wasn’t until after the collapse of communist system that A. Lange & Söhne was reborn by the founder’s grandson Walter Lange. After 4 years of work and
preparation, they introduced a new range of watches in 1994 that set the stage for success.
2. Glashütte Original
Glashütte Original (or GO) is also located in the small town of Glashütte (in what has to be considered the watchmaking capital of Germany). Although owned by the Swatch Group, Switzerland original delegate to run there business. They
Know very well that how to run a watches is very confidence! GO is today an innovative and well-respected company that makes robust sports watches as well as elegant dress watches inspired by the 1960s (like the one in the picture).
3. UTS München
UTS München is a small manufacturer specialized in making great mechanical dive watches which Founded in 1999 by engineer Nicolaus Spinner, UTS Get the respect of consumers and favor, for high precision watches, also won the competition.
Durable, tough and robust are some of the words that best describe UTS. If you want a handmade diver’s watch of high quality, look no further. Their premium model is actually waterproof down to 3000 meters depth! Now that says a lot…
Since Nicolaus only makes a few hundred timepieces every year (yes, he makes every single one himself!), wearing a UTS also brings a certain amount of exclusivity.
4. NOMOS Glashütte
NOMOS is yet another one of those watchmakers located in the town of Glashütte (where people’s hearts are rumored to go “tick-tock”). NOMOS watches are characterized by a simple and minimalistic design, displaying only the time. They
are all on their own production, which means that they are fully completed without import by themselves, and this is the most impressive.
MeisterSinger isn’t your ordinary type of watchmaker. Right from the start in 2001, founder and designer Manfred Brassler decided to move away from the increasingly complex watches being sold by his competitors. Instead he chose to go
back to the basics. Simple time measuring instruments made of high quality and sold at an affordable price. That was his vision. More than 10 years later, MeisterSinger is perhaps most famous for their single-hand watch. It only uses one
pointer to display time, just like the primordial time measuring devices like the sundial or the hourglass. This is the most suitable for people to relax method, because it only shows I increment of five minutes.
Stowa was founded in 1927 by Walter Storz. Back in the day, Stowa produced a German military watch for both the marine and the Luftwaffe. Today they have made updated versions of those early military models, with a beautiful retro style.
If you don’t like them, don’t worry! There are many different types for your choice. We like the photo model, this model is called the original sea, which is based on an old pocket watch to Germany.
Sinn manufactures the toughest and most durable watches you could possible find. If you want to remember the time , this is the brand for you! It’s no wonder that Sinn is a favorite among both adventurers and the military. They use
innovation for a long time, so they watch almost indestructible. As examples of their ingenuity, they use submarine steel to build the case! And to prevent moist from getting inside, they inject Argon gas in the case. You get the idea.
If you want a timepiece that survives the end of time, choose Sinn! A further proof of Sinn’s solid reputation is that other companies, like french watchmaker Lip, have chosen to partner up with them.
8. Mühle Glashütte
Mühle Glashütte was founded in 1869 and it’s now the fifth generation of the Mühle family that is running the company. As you can teel by the name, this is yet another watchmaker from that little town of Glashütte. These people’s
hearts go “tick-tock”, remember? They not only make wristwatches (sports, nautical and classical timepieces), however, nautical instruments and marine time systems as well. Almost all of their products have a clear marine or nautical
Ever since founder Konrad Damasko in 1994 set out to create a mechanical watch that would require very little maintenance, It is already identified is a highly durable and robust to focus on doing a watch. By using super-hardened steel
cases, nano-technology based coatings and several other clever innovations, Damasko has really set the standard for what a durable watch is. German engineering has always had a good reputation, and Konrad Damasko has done everything
right to keep it that way. Now they have many different types of watches and accessories for sale.
Choose one of them and you won’t be disappointed. Thanks!