Apart from being a timekeeper, watches have often served as a status symbol for many years, often being a key indicator of a person’s taste and wealth.
Timepieces can make powerful statements about the person wearing them, and many people wear different watches for different occasions to give the right impression.
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Founded in 1881, Seiko is known for introducing one of the world's first quartz wristwatches as well as the world's first quartz watch with a chronograph complication.
Seiko has been active in enhancing its own brand value in recent years, and in 2017, Grand Seiko, which had been a high-class sub-brand of Seiko, was transformed into an independent brand and began operating Grand Seiko's own distribution network and services.
Enicar is a historic Swiss watch brand dating to 1914 and currently operated by Wah Ming Hong Ltd. of Hong Kong.
The name "Dugena" is one of Germany's most famous watch brands. The roots of the company lie in Switzerland, namely with the Swiss watchmaker association Corporation d'Horlogers Suisse, which was founded in 1883 by Gottlieb Hauser. This was called Union Horlogère from 1901 and presented itself at this time with the brand name Alpina, which was first used as the name of a proprietary caliber.
Citizen is a Japanese watch manufacturer and one of the largest watch companies in the world. Most watches have quartz movements or Eco-Drive.
In 1888 Certina was founded in Grenchen by the brothers Adolf and Alfred Kurth and operates first as Kurth Frères SA. In 1906 the two choose for their watches the name "Grana", a shortened form of "Granacus", the Latin name for Grenchen. The first wristwatches appear on the market - mostly for women, since men at that time still refused wristwatches.
The Tressa Watch Co. was located on Rue de la Gare 14 2502 Biel/Bienne (Kanton Bern, Switzerland) and existed from 25.04.1966 up to 04.03.1987. The company went bankrupt under a judgement of 09.12.1986 and was wound-up on 04.03.1987 for being in default to its creditors. On the 02.05.2002, the liquidation became final and was deleted from the Commercial Registry of Switzerland. The assets of the company were bought by Rado Watch Co. Ltd. Purpose of business had been production and wholesaling of watches, movements and accessories, they had a basic capital of 500.000 CHF, so they hadn´t been a giant in swiss watch production.
Titoni Ltd. is a Swiss watchmaker that was founded in 1919 by Fritz Schluep in the Swiss "watch town" of Grenchen. The company, which is now owned by the third generation of its founding family, currently employs around 60 people.