German Watches


Many of you Dive watch guys are well familiar with the German watch company Kazimon. Their watches feature precision, custom german made watch cases and dials fitted with Swiss movements. Their watches are not cheap, and like most German Dive watch companys, their watches don’t really maintain their value on the secondary market from what you paid. However, they do make a pretty darn cool looking dive watch,

Water Resistance: 1500m
Diameter: 42mm
Lug Width: 22mm
Crystal: 4mm Sapphire
Movement: ETA 2824-2
Features: elastically supported movement, stainless steel movement holder, double sealing on case, blue superlume on dial and hands.
Price: 990 Euros

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German made, with Swiss movements and Steampunk inpsired designs, this line of watches from Retrowork will seriously get you some stares from bystanders. These are truly steampunk inpired designs with Brass and Steel tumble finished cases complete with pistons and compasses and other neat design features.

The watches are available with both Swiss Quartz and Swiss Automatic ETA movements with the Automatics running $1098, and the quartz watches costing about half that.

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Case Diameter: 46 mm
Thickness: 24 mm (17mm without compass)
Crystal: Hardened Mineral
Movements: ETA 2824 (Auto), Ronda 515.24 H (Quartz)
Water Resistant: 200m

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Case Diameter: 44mm
Thickness: 18mm
Crystal: Hardened Mineral
Movements: ETA 2824 (Auto), ETA 805.111 (Quartz)
Water Resistant: 200m

Glashutte Original is a German watch manufacture along the lines of A Lange & Sohn. While not up to the technical prowess or level of finishing and handwork that A Lange is known for, Glashutte Original makes a very high quality watch, comparably to Swiss Brands such as Jaeger Le Coultre.

The watch that I purchased is the Glashutte Original Senator Sixties. This watch appealed to me because of the vintage/classic styling and pie pan shaped dial. The classic appearance is subtle, understated and extremely elegant.

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The silver dial has the Glashutte Original logo on it, and GLASHUTTE I/SA written at the 6pm. The domed Sapphire Crystal is very curved, and shows very nicely, adding that classic old world charm with new world reliability and clean lines. The 39mm case wears a bit small, but when worn with a dress or casual shirt this watch looks amazing.

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I have the strap on an aftermarket Brown Hirsch Classic Gator, but the watch came on a dark blue classic style belly gator strap of similar proportions and style. The strap in my opinion goes very well with it, but I think this is one of those styles that either you love or hate, as it is quite different from Breitling, Rolex and Omega.

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The back of the watch is absolutely beautiful. The beveled sapphire crystal back allows you to see the side of the 21K Gold Rotor, as well as a very clear view of the in-house Caliber 39-52 movement, which is decorated very nicely. As you might notice, this movement differs from most swiss movements in that it uses a 3/4 plate, which is characteristic of German movements from Glashutte.

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There it is on my wrist… before a day at the office. Works extremely well with the shirt and jacket, not quite as well with shorts and t-shirts.

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