Free shipping and free returns are included on all men’s and women’s watch purchases within the continental United States at Worldof Wittnauer Company seem almost like a fairy tale, the quintessential immigrant's dream come true in a time of war and poverty.The brand also holds the prominence of producing a popular TV commercial that aired during the late 1960’s, when a customer in a jewelry store is given several watches to look at in a row and repeats the phase “It’s not a Wittnauer,” until she is finally presented to her delight with a Wittnauer watch.
The brand was established in 1885 in New York, NY by Swiss watchmaker Albert Wittnauer and F.
Eugene Robert, an importer of Swiss watches who joined together to produce American made watches with Swiss movements at affordable prices.
During Martha's tenure as CEO, the company was chosen to be the official timer for the first national radio station in America, the National Broadcasting Company, and to be part of the instruments for several aeronautical adventures including Amelia Earhart's voyage across the Atlantic.
Martha was the first woman to be elected into the Horological Society of America and managed to keep control of the company well into her seventies. Wittnauer was sold to Hella Deltah, a pearl manufacturer.
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In 1926, Wittnauer manufactured the "All-Proof", which was heralded as the world's first shock and waterproof antimagnetic wristwatch.
The 36mm diameter case and matching triple-link bracelet are crafted in lustrous black ceramic and feature a lustrous finish for high-gloss drama.
The yellow gold-tone stainless steel crown with fluted detail adds to the stylish good looks.
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For generations Wittnauer Watches have been one of the most respected and revered American watchmakers in the world.
Yet despite the triumphs of the Wittnauer family and brand, they have faded into obscurity amid a complicated history.