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4 Major Watch Brand Potted Histories

So you think you know watches right? You know your Tag’s from your Omega’s, your Breitlings from your Hugo Boss watches? Well, we’re here to educate you further, here are some brief histories of some of the most famous brands around.

Baume & Mercier

Amongst the very long and illustrious history of Swiss watch making, it takes a lot to stand out. Baume & Mercier are one of those. It all started when the Baume family settled in the Swiss Jura mountains in 1542. In 1830 the watch making house was founded, and in 1842 they chose to move the operation to a major European city, London. Having set their motto as ‘Accept only perfection, only manufacture watches of the highest quality’, they changed their name to ‘Baume Brothers’ in 1851. In 1880, the second generation took over the business and were instrumental in the building of a railway …