Germanic greatness – 8 uber-cool German watches

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Germanic greatness – 8 uber-cool German watches

Postby Racer-X » August 3rd 2018, 2:12pm

"Last week, Cam — fortified with a strong cup of tea and some crumpets — ran us through eight of the finest watches from British brands. Well, today I’ve had my cold cuts and pumpernickel for breakfast and selected eight of Germany’s most serious timepieces to start you day off right. Now, while Germany might not be the watchmaking powerhouse that their neutral neighbour Switzerland is, they’re no slouches either. The industry is based around two towns: Glashütte, in the east, is the best known, as it’s the oldest centre and home to big names like A. Lange & Söhne, Nomos and (unsurprisingly) Glashütte Original. The other hub is Pforzheim, in the west, home to brands such as Laco and Stowa. And even though it’s a gross oversimplification to make sweeping generalisations about national identity and watchmaking, and on the surface the unbreakable watches of Sinn and the complicated symphonies of Lange bear little resemblance, there are shared values of perfection in purpose that seem to fit in neatly with Germany’s reputation for outstanding production and engineering. I’m not sure where their love of David Hasselhoff fits into this equation, but it’s not something I’m going to mess with."
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Postby foghorn » August 3rd 2018, 2:27pm

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Postby Thunder1 » August 3rd 2018, 2:56pm

The Lange 1 in platinum floats my boat, but out of my price range.. :roll:
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Postby MKTheVintageBloke » August 3rd 2018, 3:18pm

Unless there's been a second Anschluss, and Austria has once again been annexed by Germany, Habring2 is Austrian, not German.
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