My journey to the Atmos watch …
Thinking back, I always enjoyed watches, even before I saw my first Atmos. At about 20, I bought my first “Lenzkirch” regulator and a little later my first pocket watch. Some stays of several years in Great Britain — with the wonderful “Antique Faires” in the countryside — brought together a small collection of pocket watches. And of course, also some wristwatches found their way to me. So at that time I had already disassembled one or the other spindle pocket watch and was occupied with special movements.
Around 1990, after a move, my son was once asked in the new kindergarten what his father’s profession was. He answered at that time with scarcely 4 years to the astonishment of the kindergarten teacher ‘my dad is a soldier, but actually—he is a clockmaker!
Then in 1992 I saw—rather by chance–the first ATMOS, and was fascinated. The consequence was, that I gave away all my other watches piece by piece and slowly found a few more ATMOS. So, little by little, I specialized exclusively on ATMOS clocks—It was hard to keep the fascination of this watch away from me.
In the meantime, I started to offer revision or service for ATMOS clocks under “Zz-zahnraedchen” on eBay and occasionally put ATMOS watches up for sale there. We get watches from private customers as well as “patients” from different watch stores. This trust honors us—and we are thankful for it!
In the meantime, I have been working exclusively on and with ATMOS clocks for more than 23 years. For about 10 years my son Alexander supports me more and more. He has also been fascinated by ATMOS. So, I gained a lot of experience with this fascinating watch, revised a large number of different ATMOS models and calibers, and partly — if they were in a bad condition — rebuilt them. My self compiled serial number directory for ATMOS watches starts with 1940 and currently ends with 2004. From each production year, I have had several watches on the workbench and revised them. Over time we have built up a large network and are happy about every old and new contact.
From time to time I offer a few of my treasures for sale here as well. With the watches I offer, you can be sure to buy a completely revised and fully functional watch. The watches are described in the best possible way and you can always look forward to a beautiful watch. Should there be any problems—which can always happen with these antique treasures—up to two years after the purchase or a revision I have always checked the clock customer-oriented again and—if necessary—set it in motion again.
I just enjoy working on and with this watch. And the people, who are interested in these extraordinary watches, have always become pleasant conversation partners—not seldom even friends.
If you have questions about ATMOS in general, or simply prefer personal contact to the “anonymity” of the net, just contact us. If you are still looking for a certain ATMOS for your collection, please let us know, maybe we can help you.