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“Maximum quality at the best possible price”

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In 2016, the then students Julius Möhrle and Lennart Schulz were looking for a wristwatch.

As passionate watch lovers, quality was the first priority in the search for a suitable product. Unfortunately, they found that it was hardly possible to buy a high quality watch at a reasonable price.

On the one hand, there were fashion watches that could only convince through their marketing and not through their quality or functionality. On the other hand there was only the possibility to buy a luxury watch from Switzerland or Germany, which was not affordable for many enthusiasts.

On the basis of these findings, the two Hamburg-based company decided to set up its own company specialising in the manufacture of quality watches. The concept was quickly clear: “Maximum quality at the best possible price”. Only Germany could be considered as a location. Ferdinand & David was founded in the same year. Ferdinand & David was founded in the same year and the name is composed of the second names of the founders.

In order not to have to compromise on quality and pricing, the founders decided not to bring any external investors on board. The financing for the development of prototypes initially came from the company’s own resources.

In addition to its high quality, a watch from Ferdinand & David should also convince through its functionality. For example, a second time zone was integrated into the prototype to make travelling easier. This makes it possible to read the times in two countries at a glance.

The brand name “Travelmaster” was specially protected for this new travel watch by the German Trademark and Patent Office.

After completing the development work, Ferdinand & David started a crowdfunding project on the Kickstarter platform to ensure series production of the Travelmasters. The project proved to be a success and production started at the end of 2018.

In early 2019, the first Travelmaster models were delivered to customers around the world.

Since then Ferdinand & David has focused on the development of new models and the continuous development of the entire company.

Company history

“Maximum quality at the best possible price”

Ferdinand_and_David_Uhr_silver_atlantic-blue

In 2016, the then students Julius Möhrle and Lennart Schulz were looking for a wristwatch.

As passionate watch lovers, quality was the first priority in the search for a suitable product. Unfortunately, they found that it was hardly possible to buy a high quality watch at a reasonable price.

On the one hand, there were fashion watches that could only convince through their marketing and not through their quality or functionality. On the other hand there was only the possibility to buy a luxury watch from Switzerland or Germany, which was not affordable for many enthusiasts.

On the basis of these findings, the two Hamburg-based company decided to set up its own company specialising in the manufacture of quality watches. The concept was quickly clear: “Maximum quality at the best possible price”. Only Germany could be considered as a location. Ferdinand & David was founded in the same year. Ferdinand & David was founded in the same year and the name is composed of the second names of the founders.

In order not to have to compromise on quality and pricing, the founders decided not to bring any external investors on board. The financing for the development of prototypes initially came from the company’s own resources.

In addition to its high quality, a watch from Ferdinand & David should also convince through its functionality. For example, a second time zone was integrated into the prototype to make travelling easier. This makes it possible to read the times in two countries at a glance.

The brand name “Travelmaster” was specially protected for this new travel watch by the German Trademark and Patent Office.

After completing the development work, Ferdinand & David started a crowdfunding project on the Kickstarter platform to ensure series production of the Travelmasters. The project proved to be a success and production started at the end of 2018.

In early 2019, the first Travelmaster models were delivered to customers around the world.

Since then Ferdinand & David has focused on the development of new models and the continuous development of the entire company.

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