Today I want to present you an interesting German Watch brand I just discovered called Abeler & Söhne.
Abeler & Söhne is a traditional brand founded 1898 in Münster, Westphalia, by fine watch maker Heinrich Abeler after years of apprenticeship in London and relaunched in 2007 by Guido Abeler, his great-grandson.
As a consequence of Heinrich Abeler excellent education and training in higher and finer watch-As a consequence of Heinrich Abeler excellent education and training in higher and finer watch-making. Heinrich Abeler was invited to join the Glashütter Uhrenfabrikation in October 1893.
Entirely the pioneer, he dedined the invitation, instead choosing to continue his training in London. It was the practical experience and the opportunity to spend time in a different country that attracted him.
For all his life he wanted to make pieces of the highest quality. A desire that to this day remains inseparably associated with the name of Abeler.
All the watches from this German brand are obviously made in Germany and are based on a classical or sportive design.
All the timepieces have high-quality sapphire crystal, Ronda Swiss movements and water resistant 3 to 20 bar.
Abeler & Söhne – past and present
Stylish, classic and modern – Watches from Abeler & Söhne follow for over a century this requirement of the family man and brand founder Heinrich Abeler.
These watches are a symbol of quality, perfection and elegance: every Abeler & Söhne still reflects his passion for time, with the sense of perfection.
Today Guido Abeler manages the brand in fourth generation. His grandfather was one of eleven sons of Heinrich Abeler.
Unlike most of his brothers “luckily” he had two left hands, became merchant and, just 23 years old, acquired a wholesale for jewelry and watches in 1936 with the help of his father and godfather.
Over the upcoming generations this wholesale developed to one of the leading in Germany.
Modernized in steady steps today the company is still family owned and deeply rooted in Münster, the first major city to win the first place in the LivCom Award in 2004 and even today among the most livable cities in the world.
Therefore, and to show the origins of the traditional brand, the Abeler & Söhne catalogue is full of pictures and describing texts from this lovely Westphalian city as well as from short family stories.
Abeler & Söhne – watches
So after taking a look to the past of the story of the company let’s talk about the watches.
Abeler produces a wide variety of watches with a classic or sporty design. Guaranteeing a wide range of choice to the customer.
Although the roots of the brand belong to a long past, this brand is able to create interesting sports automatic watches such as the AS1003 model as you can see below.
These watches are carcterized by Stainless Steel Case Ø 44 mm | one-way rotating Bezel with inlaid black Ceramic Ring | 20 bar Water Resistant with Adjustable Crown | Curved Sapphire Crystal, non-reflective inside | Crystal Case-back | Stainless Steel Bracelet | Swiss Made Automatic Movement Ronda Mecano R150 | 28.800 Vibrations per Hour | 25 Stones
The price is 899€ and I think it is absolutely in line with current market prices with a good ratio quality/price.
Talking about more classic design I really liked the AS2717 and the AS3123.
The AS2717 is caracterized by a Stainless Steel Case Ø 42 mm | Leather Strap | 5 bar Water Resistant | Saphirglas | Swiss Made Automatic Movement Ronda Mecano R150 | 28.800 Vibrations per Hour | 25 Stones
Polished finish and gold indixes are really nice to see and in good harmony with the watch.
Retail price for 699€
About the AS3123 this watch has Stainless Steel Case Ø 42 mm | Leather Strap | 5 bar Water Resistant | Sapphire Crystal | Swiss Made Quartz Movement Ronda 6003.
I really like the green fume dial and the minimalism of the watch.
Retail price 329€
If you are looking for something more even more classic the AS3224 available in different colors is really nice and perfect small timepiece for all the wrists, especially the smallest one.
This watch is caracterized by Stainless Steel Case Ø 32 mm | Leather Strap | 5 bar Water Resistant | Sapphire Crystal | Swiss Made Quartz Movement Ronda 1062
This watch reminds to some vary famous shapes and is available in 3 different finish, gold steel and gold/steel.
Retail price for 369€
Abeler watches – Why Buy?
I think this brand has a lot to tell.
There is a wide choice of watches and therefore you can always choose the right timepiece regardless of whether it is a casual or elegant moment.
Although we are talking about German watches and Swiss movements the prices are absolutely correct.
Only thing I suggest to this brand is to give the most recognizable names to the different collections in order to be remembered more easily.
If you want to discover more about this brand you click HERE to visit their site!