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Made in Germany

FINDEISEN focuses on high-quality wristwatches with a timeless design. All Findeisen watches are made in the old town of Nuremberg. For all timepieces will be exclusive  Swiss or German automatic movements, the best stainless steel as well as sapphire glass and high-quality appliqué dials are used. The symbiosis of these factors, combined with excellent workmanship, guarantees you timepieces of the best quality.

The name

Findeisen is an old Saxon family name, the origin of which lies in the Ore Mountains around the small town of Zschopau. The ancestors of the Findeisen family lived in this area as early as the late 18th century. In the Middle Ages, "Findeisen" was a common name for journeyman blacksmiths. You can still find the name most often in the so-called "Christmas land".


Karl Ferdinand Findeisen

Karl Ferdinand Findeisen was born on November 29, 1869. Hence the identifier "F - 2911" of the Königsberg chronograph dedicated to him. Some of his ancestors came from the Gerdauen area in East Prussia and settled in the early 19th century  in the Ore Mountains. Until 1935 he worked as an accountant at Tüllfabrik Flöha AG, which is still operating today under the name of Forst Ebnath AG. He died in 1956 at the age of 86.

His passion was urban studies in the historical east of Germany. Non-fictional reading about architecture in the former East Prussia, such as the three volumes "Basics for Building in Town and Country" (Steinmetz 1917) underpinned his interest in that province.

Max Findeisen

Karl's son Max Findeisen was born in Zschopau on Thursday , October 24, 1907. He was fascinated by the increasingly popular wristwatches. Known as the "watch fool", Max Findeisen dismantled a wristwatch in the 1960s and redesigned the dial with a Findeisen engraving. Next was the realization of a watch with the name Findeisen  not developed.


His date of birth is the identifier of the FINDEISEN Allenstein Automatic F - 2410 dedicated to him. You will therefore always find his birthday in the date window of all product images  THU 24 .


In 1939 daughter Ursula was born as the first of three daughters. Max Findeisen died as a result of an operation in 1973 at the age of 66.


The watch - Made in Franconia

Martin Zettl, born in Chemnitz and great-grandson of Max Findeisen, took up the idea of a Findeisen watch in 2014. His grandmother Ursula provided the impetus for this. Her stories about her father moved him to breathe real life into this idea.

In 2017 Martin Zettl registered FINDEISEN as a watch brand. Production takes place in a small watch manufacturer in the Franconian town of Nuremberg. High-quality components from leading manufacturers and quality at the highest level were and are the indispensable prerequisites for this.

The characteristic
Inspired by history

In order to offer watch fans all over the world something independent, Martin Zettl added the idea of a new brand with the passion of his great-great-grandfather, urban lore in what is now historic East Germany,  together. This is understood as a sign of reconciliation, understanding and friendship with those countries in which these cities are now under their new names.

The adaptation of a historical city history behind each model, which is written exclusively for FINDEISEN by a renowned Berlin historian, is the unmistakable characteristic of every FINDEISEN watch.

FINDEISEN not only transports the centuries-old history of those cities into the present, but also in a special and luxurious form on your wrist.

Findeisen Uhren von bester Qualität

Our promise of quality


All of our timepieces are manufactured in limited numbers and with the greatest care in Nuremberg. 

It goes without saying that all FINDEISEN watches are pressure tested and adjusted. We only ship with special valuables transports so that your watch arrives at your place free of damage.

All models come with a 30-day right of return
  and 3 year guarantee.

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