Heritage Watch Manufacturer - Does anyone know what happened to this company ?Movement Designed by Karsten Fraessdorf & I think Eric Giroud was involved in overall design?.

 By: templetowers : May 27th, 2018-02:02

Don’t know the company but very intriguing piece!

 By: Bounce781 : May 27th, 2018-04:15
I quite like it.

dropped off the face of the earth

 By: chosenhandle : May 27th, 2018-04:56
It is a shame because the watch is beautiful but there is nothing about them online other than a few reviews from 2012. Wonder what happened to the company. BTW, very interesting movement.

You have made a good point, its hard to transform a concept into a consistent quality, profitable production. Best Will [nt]

 By: templetowers : May 28th, 2018-00:30
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Too bad...

 By: DonCorson : May 27th, 2018-07:01
These were very nice watches with movements by Karsten Frässdorf.
The last I heard they where ramping up production... and then there was nothing more.
I have no idea what happened.

Thanks Don, I have heard say that his movements are too sophisticated for commercially viable production - but personally, I don't know what that really means, given the complexity of many commercially produced watches.. [nt]

 By: templetowers : May 28th, 2018-00:11
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Same fate as soo many projects...

 By: Ornatus-Mundi : May 27th, 2018-08:24
where Karsten Frässdorf was involved, sadly.

Kind regards,

I take it he has great ideas but...

 By: chosenhandle : May 27th, 2018-10:32
All fields suffer from designers and engineers who are unable to see a project through to the finish line. Sometimes its personality, sometimes they tweak and never finish and sometimes their ideas can't be reasonably rolled out. Too bad, a watch that I would have loved to own.

So true! [nt]

 By: Ornatus-Mundi : May 27th, 2018-11:42
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An Interesting article on the latest venture by Karsten Fräßdorf

 By: templetowers : May 28th, 2018-00:00
See this linked article:

This message has been edited by cazalea on 2019-02-25 07:00:52

Thanks Magnus, it's almost like he needs to stop at concept / prototype stage and hand over. [nt]

 By: templetowers : May 28th, 2018-00:02
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Yes. that's a solution. Probably the only sustainable one. [nt]

 By: Ornatus-Mundi : May 28th, 2018-00:38
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The owners of HWM did not want to start production, until...

 By: monochrome : February 25th, 2019-01:17
they sold an x number of watches that would justify the costs of starting the production. Unfortunately they never got enough sales (no surprise for a new brand with zero track record) and the entire project died. 

Thank you for the update , Best wishes, Will [nt]

 By: templetowers : February 25th, 2019-12:31
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