A visit with Maria and Richard Habring

Oct 13, 2019,07:35 AM

Friday I meet up again with the owners of Habring2 who had come to Southern California for an evening reception hosted by our local Independent Watchmaker-supporting store. I joined a dozen or more watch enthusiasts from around the US for drinks, a nice meal, and lots of watch talk.

We learned the Habrings currently have two employees besides themselves; they can produce around 200 watches a year; it’s hard to keep trainees more than a few years (at least in Austria), and they love what they do — which is make watch lovers happy. We saw some new watches too — like this 5-minute repeater.

We were joined by another independent watchmaker, Keaton Myrick, who flew down from Oregon.


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Wow, what a selection of amazing Indies!

 By: Spencer Karrington : October 13th, 2019-07:59
Do you have some more pics of the Keaton watch and some other pics of the habring? As the expression goes, especially for these watches, a picture says a thousand words.

I might have some from previous visits

 By: cazalea : October 13th, 2019-08:26
Friday I talked to people more and took fewer pictures. Here are a few Habring2 images: I’ll look later today. In the meantime, check out Keaton’s site Cheers, Cazalea ...  

Awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

 By: Spencer Karrington : October 14th, 2019-03:13
Very appreciative

The 5 Min Repeater was unbelievable!

 By: Brandon Skinner : October 13th, 2019-10:07
Loud, crisp, and at a remarkable price of €18,500🙂. I took particular interest to the COS with a central minutes totalizer. Thanks to Richard, Maria, Tim & Janna for the wonderful evening🙏. It was great to see you again, Mike👍 ...  

Speaking of central seconds chrono ... this Faberge was super

 By: cazalea : October 13th, 2019-13:01
Spotted on the arm of one of the guests - he just picked it up that day ...  

Looks like a great event.

 By: Watchonthewrist : October 13th, 2019-14:39
Two great indie brands. And a lot of passionate collectors together talking watches. Really like the new line from Habring (salmon dials) . And would love to see the keaton watches in person one day