WBOTD 7/13/12 LIMES

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Ocean
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WBOTD 7/13/12 LIMES

Post by Ocean » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:35 am

http://www.limes-uhren.de/index_EN.php?site=about_limes-EN#

I recently had a chance to look at these very impressed.

In April 1767, Grand Duke Karl Friedrich of Baden laid the foundation for developing the watch industry in Pforzheim, Germany by establishing a watch factory within an orphanage. He wanted to give the orphans the opportunity to be self-sufficient by teaching them a valuable trade.

With over 240 years of history behind it, Pforzheim’s reputation as the centre of the German watch and jewellery making business was well established by the beginning of the 20th Century.
Karl Karl Ickler founded the Ickler family business in 1924. He had previously worked as head of the manufacturing department for several foreign companies. With this ideal background, he founded his own company making watch cases. During the war production ceased, but Karl’s two sons began rebuilding the company in 1947.

Today the company is managed by the third-generation Thomas Ickler.

Ickler designs and makes watches and watch cases of the highest quality for customers across the world. Our cases are all made here in Germany.

The cases are crafted in-house, from solid blocks of stainless steel, pure titanium or 18 carat gold. Our highly skilled staff use the latest in high-tech CNC machinery to achieve the ultimate in precision. However, when it comes to polishing surfaces, assembling parts and complete watches, and rigorous quality control, Ickler relies on the careful human touch.
The LIMES brand

Ickler started making private label watches in 1990. With a desire to make the most of their decades of experience in the watch industry, they began planning the LIMES brand a few years later.

The desire to create fine, mechanical watches crafted mainly by hand gave birth to the LIMES vision. High quality mechanical movements, combined with top grade Ickler made cases.

The LIMES collection includes the elegant Pharo family, the rugged Endurance line and exclusive lady's watches.

Ickler also manufactures high quality 'Private Label Watches' to customers own specific designs.

Our quality control is continuous with each watch checked at every stage of the manufacturing process: from turning and milling to polishing and assembling of the multi-part cases, from the mounting of the movements, dials and hands, to the final quality check. Every time piece is thoroughly tested before it leaves the factory, and carries an international two year warranty.

LIMES watches will last for decades, continuing to look good as well as perform accurately. That is why we shun short-term trends in fashion. We design and build classic, high-quality watches which will retain their looks as well as their value over time. .

C h y r o s 3 Hands / Date
Details
Reference U6017-LA1.1 - silvered / black strap
Price Eur 1.295
Shipping costs included
>>> TO ORDER
Movement Decorated Swiss automatic movement SW 200 TOP, blued stainless steel screws, Geneva stripes and Perlage, LIMES logo
Watch Case Stainless steel case made by Ickler, polished, diameter 43mm, thickness 10,3mm, curved sapphire crystal with double-sided antireflective coating, sapphire display back, crown with Ickler logo, waterresistant 50m
Dial Silvered dial or black dial with luminous indices
Hands Silvered, luminous hands
Band Leather strap

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wottime
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Re: WBOTD 7/13/12 LIMES

Post by wottime » Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:07 pm

Beautiful watch. Thanks for posting. Love the pinstripped dial. Have not previously heard of LIMES, but love the design. Also liked design of the Neptun 1 in the Endurance line.
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