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Complete List of Watch Companies

Ever since wristwatches has been invented in the twenties of the nineteen century, they has become more and more popular, serving practical and esthetical role. Watch companies that used to manufacture pocket watches before, quickly adapted to the new demand and started coming up with new designs. The band inevitable in the wrist watch started serving as an additional piece of design adding to the overall product.

The history of wristwatch starts during World War I when pocket watches used by soldiers proved to be impractical in battlefield conditions. That was when militaries started to attach their timepieces to their wrists using a strip of leather. As with many other inventions that passed their test in extreme circumstances this idea resulted to be ingenious. Nowadays nearly the whole market is dominated by hand watches and watch companies produce pocket watches only as a limited collector’s editions. Wrist watches serve not only practical but also esthetical function. Majority of the large fashion houses have their own collections on the market. Those often serve as a piece of jewelry alongside with necklace or earrings for women or cufflinks for men. As far as the practical aspect is concerned there are countless functions available that added to a watch convert it into a professional instrument. Divers watches can withstand a pressure of at least 10 atm which allows to dive as deep as 100m (330 ft) or more. Pilot watches come with great accuracy that is necessary is such a responsible job. Military watches are designed to be easy to use in difficult conditions, so they often feature easy to read indicators and illuminated dial. Other features that can be found is some timepieces are altitude and atmospheric pressure indicators, calculator, world clock, chronograph, calendar, GPS sensor and many more.

The most prestigious watch companies are based in Switzerland. Timepieces made in the Alpine country are famous all over the world and stand for highest quality, precision and luxury. Vast majority of those manufacturers started of as a family workshops that delivered little quantities of products to the market. With the passing of time some of those workshops become global companies with a worldwide reach. Take Rolex or Swatch as an example. Others chosen to remain small, manufacturing only limited quantities of stock. Those very often remain unknown for the mass market and only real watch connoisseurs can recognize their qualities and are ready to pay significant amount of money to own such piece of watch making art.

In our catalogue of watches you will find only manufacturers that deliver highest quality products. Regardless whether it is mass market production or a limited edition series all companies presented below earned their reputation in the niche specific to them. Please feel free to browse through and discover this unique world of miniature perfection.

Full catalogue of watch companies

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