In general, a conversation about the top watch producing countries centers around two nations: Switzerland and Japan, with Japan often occupying the more affordable end of the spectrum and Switzerland more commonly associated with luxury watches and high watchmaking. Of course, this is an overgeneralization of the highest degree, as Japan is home to many of the finest watches in high watchmaking and there are indeed great deals to be found from Switzerland. However, the real tragedy here is the omission of the often overlooked superpower in watchmaking that is Germany. Home to dozens of brands including some of the best in the business according to a variety of metrics, Germany is an excellent country for watchmaking.In this article, I’ll be taking a look at some of Germany’s better known watch brands to provide a sort of industry overview of names you should know if you’re new to German watches. In each synopsis, I’ll begin with a bit of history, share a few of the brands major accomplishments or best-loved models, and say a bit about what they’re up to these days, other than eating bratwurst and watching Fußball, of course.To bring order to this list, I’ll attempt to arrange the brands by where they sit in the retail price hierarchy. I’ll start with more affordable brands and work my way up in a very general way, knowing that many outliers in price exist within almost all of these brands. If it’s towards the end of this list, it’s going to be a bit pricey. That should help to prevent the uninitiated from trotting off into Google to buy a Lange 1 without realizing they’re $50k.