History of Wenger Watch
Watch is not only used for time but since a long time it is also used as a fashionable item. The variety of look and design were used to modify and make the watch attractive. Various jewelry items such as silver, gold, diamond and platinum were incorporated in various proportions by the manufacturers to give watch an attractive look.
Early Watch Manufacturing:
In the history, 1524 is known to be the earliest watch manufacturing year, however early manufacturing begins in France and in the year 1574 a watchmaker named as Charles Cousin shifted to Geneva in Switzerland from France and settled there and got citizenship after thirteen year. During that period, the watch was being used a jewel and became available for masses much later.
Charles Cousin founded a watch guild in Geneva and during the period Switzerland watches became famous. There were various watchmakers in Switzerland before Charles Cousin, but the commitment of Charles Cousin to organize the sector has given boost to the quality manufacturing and propagating the quality to the world. The timepieces made during the period were not perfect as of today. These first timepieces were inaccurate and most of the watches have only hour hand and had to be wound twice a day.
During the period 1600 to 1700, the watches remain a jewelry pieces and the period also saw technical innovation. Two types of watches pendulum and pocket watch were made available during the period. During 1675, a spiral balance spring was used, which improved the accuracy of timekeeping from a fraction of hour earlier to a fraction of minute. Till 1675, the pendulum type were used in the neck, Charles II of England introduced long waistcoats and men used the pockets of these waistcoats to put the watches.
By 1715, English watch makers started using diamond as bearings. By the ends of century the upper bearing of the balance shaft were likely to have the diamonds. During the early 1800’s, the machines for manufacturing watches were developed and clock parts were being manufacturers and subsequently the cost of various watches came down. In late 1800’s many well-known watch companies came.
Wenger Watches – History:
Wenger Company came into existence in the year 1893, when Paul Boechat found the company Paul Boechat and Cie, a knife factory in Courtetelle. Since then they have a history of manufacturing and achieving excellence in many products. In 1895, another group of Delsberg takes over the company and renamed it as Fabrique Swiss de Coutellerie S.A. In 1898 Theo Wenger became the director and after purchasing Basler, the merged company renamed as Schweizer besleckfabrik and company operations were moved to Delsberg.
In 1907, Theo Wenger became the owner of the company and renamed the company as Wenger and company SA. In 1908, Wenger was chosen as supplier of knife for Swiss Army, since then the Wenger watches also contains the term “SWISS ARMY” on the various models of watches supplied by Wenger. After 14 years in 1922 Kasper Oeretti purchased majority equity holding and renamed the company as Wenger SA. After twenty-five years Max Oertli takes over the management of the company. In 1988, Wenger watch collection is launched and in the year 2003, Wenger launches the Swiss Business Tools globally.
Classical Models of Wenger Wrist watches:
Some of the classical watch models of Wenger includes Aerograph day date, Alpine 2-eye day date, Alpine Swiss Rallye limited edition, aqua graph deep diver for male and Commando chrono, escort, and Alpenrose for females. All these watches are available from a range of $ 150 to $ 500 in the market.
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