All-White Kienzle Alfa Mechanical Watch
This all-white Kienzle Alfa mechanical watch was created by one of the oldest watch labels in Germany. Being a vintage German watch and having incorporated into its mechanism the history of almost 200 years old brand, the silver-tone women's watch guarantees innovation, tradition, and high accuracy.
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In 1883 Jakob Kienzle married into the Schlenker family and henceforward he contributed to the expansion of the company. In 1899, 162,000 watches and alarm clocks were made per annum. The name of the company was changed to Schlenker & Kienzle.
From 1894 onwards the weight and the cost of alarm clocks and wall clocks were significantly reduced by the introduction of the "American System" with standardized individual components and perforated plates. This process was highly innovative at that time. In 1897 Jakob Kienzle became the sole owner, with the name of the company later being changed to Kienzle. Watch production was continuously extended and modernized, and international activities expanded. In the following years, branches in Milan, Paris, and London were established.
In 1902 Kienzle launched the time stamp clock on the market, followed by inexpensive pocket watches, traveling clocks and wristwatches for ladies. The first clocks for automobiles were also made at that time. The so-called "Strapazier-Armbanduhr" was presented in 1931. This watch is extremely resilient because of its special construction. The watch model becomes a popular product, with 25 million examples sold.
In 1997 Kienzle was taken over by the Highway Holdings Group. But only five years later in 2002, Kienzle returned to Germany with the establishment of Kienzle AG. The company employs over 450 workers in its new factory. Since that time, the headquarters is located in Hamburg and Kienzle returns to former levels of success. The company purchases the worldwide brand and distribution rights and began with the development and fabrication of three new watch collections in different price segments.
In 2008 Kienzle moved into the current headquarters, a time-honored merchant's house in Hamburg-Harvestehude, which perfectly represents the company and its values: quality, tradition, and innovation.
In the future, Kienzle plans to extend to a medium-sized lifestyle brand. Kienzle Optik is the first expansion segment to be launched on the market. However, watches and clocks will remain in the core area of the brand.
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Mechanical watches are classic vintage pieces, beautiful displays of minimalism and old-school features. Some of the most elegant mechanical watches, for true vintage enthusiasts, are now available in our vintage mechanical watch collection.
About mechanical watches
A mechanical watch is a watch that uses a clockwork mechanism to measure the passage of time, as opposed to quartz watches which function electronically, with the help of a small battery.
A mechanical watch is driven by a mainspring which must be hand-wound periodically. Its force is transmitted through a series of gears to power balance, a weighted wheel that oscillates back and forth at a constant rate. A device called an escapement releases the watch's wheels to move forward a small amount with each swing of the balance wheel, moving the watch's hands forward at a constant rate.
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