A little remark about custom made watches to begin with:
Every part of a custom made HENTSCHEL watch is made by our manufactory or is exclusivly made for us. We never use watchparts of other manufacturers or part from the so called “private label range”. This is the decisive difference. Because of this high in-house production depth we can guarantee for the exclusiveness and the unmistakable and unique HENTSCHEL design language.
The fine difference:
In these times where most of the famous watch brands are part of multinational corporate groups which produce their watches on an industrial scale it is quite a statement to wear custom-made wristwatch. Handmade and not “off the shelf” is an expression of a sense of value and personality. The HENTSCHEL HAMBURG watch manufactory is a free and independent family-owned business. We don´t consider ourselfs as a “watch brand” but a handicraft enterprise.Individuality and a personal relationship to our customers is our passion.
What other watch manufacturers refuse to do because of economical reasons or just because it is simply too much like hard work has come to be our passion over the years. We are considered to be the “bespoke tailor for premium classic writwatches” by the press.How can I compile my tailor-made watch without being a watchmaker?
It is not only very straightforward but quite enjoyable too to find out together with one of our watchmakers what your personal and ideal watch will be. Variety is everything:
Among a choice of several watch cases in up to six sizes and different materials, a variety of dials and hands, there are even manufactory and vintage movements from new old stocks to choose from. To not confuse you we take you step by step in a systematic way towards your personal wristwatch and help you to distinguish what is so special about it.
It starts with selecting the case:
First its finding the fitting size for your wrist and a suitable material. The next step would be the dial: A light coloured dial or rather a darker one, arabic numerals or roman ones?The case and the dial are the most significant characteristics of a watch. Next step would be a pair of matching hands: Which shape and colour would be most fitting? Then, with a pair of appropriate leather straps your individual tailor-made HENTSCHEL watch is completed.
The icing on the cake
Your HENTSCHEL watch has now its own unique character. There is no other watch like it. You were involved in the creation process and have decided on every detail.
A selection of watch cases
The heart of every watch: handfinished movements in different configurations
For a first glimpse of you watch we build a mock-up right before your eyes
The individual engraving on the watch back is the “icing on the cake”