"Germany" vs. "Made in Germany" on Zeitwerk?

Oct 13, 2021,05:33 AM

Hello Purists,

I noticed that Zeitwerk Date model has a "Germany" stamp on the dial, whereas all the other previous Zeitwerk models (time-only, lumen, striking time, decimal strike and MR) have "Made in Germany". I was wondering if this is indicative of any change in the manufacturing process, sourcing of components etc? Any information is appreciated! Some sample pictures are attached ...

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I prefer Germany. It looks cleaner

 By: Gelato Monster : October 13th, 2021-06:27

Due to COVID, the watchmakers had to work from home.

 By: Alpha Mike Golf : October 13th, 2021-10:08
Social distancing pushed some of the watchmakers across the border due to Glashutte's close proximity to the Czech Republic. Hence the 'Germany' label. Fear not, you will start seeing 'Made in Germany' again as the factory should be fully staffed.

I think ...

 By: diracpoint : October 13th, 2021-14:54
Zeitwerk date was released in early 2019, much before the pandemic and they have the “Germany” stamp ... 🤔

Styling difference?

 By: cazalea : October 13th, 2021-15:27
The little “foot” on the dial doesn’t leave room for “Made in” Cazalea

Sounds plausible!

 By: diracpoint : October 13th, 2021-21:09

Pure speculation, but...

 By: systematic.entropy : October 14th, 2021-16:54
My best guess is that the addition of the date wheel altered the profile of the bridge where "Made in Germany" would normally be seen. The full text would likely no longer fit as well Further, with the addition of the date, "Made in Germany" would be an e... 

That's the most likely reason!

 By: diracpoint : October 15th, 2021-01:34

I have heard that

 By: Jurry : October 15th, 2021-09:59
Now Angela Merkel is no longer in charge, Germany will be split up again and the eastern part sold to highest bidder. ALS simply anticipated this.