Switzerland is generally regarded as the country for the production and development of high-quality watches. But Germany also has a long tradition of developing high-quality mechanical timepieces.
The area surrounding the town of Glashütte in Saxony is of the greatest importance. Several internationally renowned and successful watch brands such as Union Glashütte or Bruno Söhnle Original have settled here. This concentration has also attracted suppliers and specialists are trained in various trades, who have the best job opportunities here.
In the Black Forest there are also traditional watch companies, above all the Junghans company in Schramberg, which not only developed the world's first radio-controlled wristwatch, but also produces the finest mechanical movements and reduced Bauhaus design.
The company Sinn from Frankfrut am Main has made a name for itself as a manufacturer of high-quality special watches for the police, army or other special forces (divers, aeroplanes, etc.).
Further brands like Junkers and Zeppelin are to be mentioned.