5 of the Best German Watch Brands

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If you ask the average man what their favorite wristwatch brand is, you’ll hear run-of-the-mill brands like Rolex, Breitling, Tag Heuer or Bulova. While these brands have grown increasingly popular over the years, there are other watch brands you might be interested in buying.

In Germany, watchmakers are known for their detailed craftsmanship, but they also prioritize the functionality of their watches. Some of the best German watch brands boast high-quality design and technical features without being too flashy. 

Here are five of the best German watch brands to consider buying from if you’re overdue for a classy timepiece.

1. Laco

In 1925, the brand Laco was first introduced and headquartered in Pforzheim, Germany. The watch company continued through the Second World War and even produced reliable watches for German Luftwaffe pilots. The company only uses innovative technology made in Germany for its watches. Some popular Laco watches are the Pilot Watch Original, Flieger Pro and the Laco Vintage. 

2. Sinn

Sinn, pronounced as “Zinn” in English, is an award-winning, German watch brand with a seemingly endless amount of luxurious watches available. Upon visiting the company’s website, you’ll see how many options you can choose from! Sinn also sells accompanying watch cases to prevent theft, loss or damage to your timepiece. Popular Sinn watches include the Sinn 104, Sinn 556 and the Sinn 103.

3. Stowa

Watch collectors and enthusiasts across the globe appreciate Stowa, a company that got its start in 1927. Stowa watches fall into a few categories to suit every style. The company lists four elegant models on its homepage: Pilot, Antea, Marine and bronze watches. You can also browse through photos submitted by Stowa customers to see various watch models with different aesthetics. Everyone knows that wearing a classy watch demonstrates class, competence and professionalism, so why not check out Stowa’s products?

4. UTS

UTS is a fairly new watch brand in the market. Believe it or not, every UTS watch is handmade by a single mechanical engineer, Nicolaus Spinner, in Munich. He also tests each watch himself, so you can trust the quality and functionality of UTS watches. You can explore and buy one of the 10 watch model options on the UTS website.

5. Damasko

DAMASKO is a German watch manufacturer that also designs and engineers its timepieces for all types of customers. If you buy a handmade DAMASKO watch, you’ll definitely impress your buddies. Every wristwatch has a DAMASKO-patented push-button system. The system uses Titan Grade 5 screw tubes, which prevent breakage and makes the accessory tear-resistant. Consider browsing the brand’s current collection and choose one of four DAMASKO models.

Choosing a German Watch Brand to Fit Your Needs

While the brands above do not make up an exhaustive list, they’re definitely worth checking out if you’re interested in German watch brands. 

Other countries, such as Japan and Switzerland, are commonly associated with luxury watches, but these brands are still highly regarded. Consider looking through the watch collections from these German brands so you can choose a new timepiece to add to your wardrobe. 

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