early as the 1920s, my grandfather, Egon Steimer, was one
of the first clockmakers in the Black Forest highlands and
even then produced top quality original Black Forest cuckoo
clocks and wall clocks. Contacts were even then established
in America, Canada, England and Switzerland. A sizeable
number of his customers came from these countries for whom
a genuine Black Forest cuckoo clock symbolised a true family
In the inter-war period, Egon Steimer opened America's
first cuckoo clock business, in New York City. Our international
customers remain to this today an important part of our
company, and I am keen to maintain these global links.
In recent decades we have seen an astounding rise in the
number of customers coming from the Far-East, South America,
South Africa and Asia. As with many areas of business, the
world of clocks has become extremely international.
In 1965 the business established by my grandfather was
successfully taken over and developed by my mother. Having
worked for a short period as junior partner to my mother,
I established my own business and opened my first large
store on the ground floor of Trescher's Hotel on Seestraße
in Titisee, in the Black Forest. Since this time, two other
firms have joined with the original company established
by my grandfather and mother.
In 1994 I established a three-storey purpose-built store
in Seestraße. This store displays a wide range of
cuckoo clocks, wrist watches and many other gift products,
together with a whole floor dedicated to our all year round
German-style Christmas Market. Hard to imagine perhaps,
but visit the display and the magic of Christmas will enchant
you, whatever the time of year!
We now sell clocks world-wide, and to ensure our customers
are served promptly efficiently, we have created a dedicated
shipping department that packs and sends goods both quickly
My company is also represented at many Christmas markets.
We now employ over 70 staff in sales, in the office, in
shipping, and of course our craftsmen and women, all of
whom work together to give our customers a special and memorable
experience of shopping and giving.
I look forward to your visit.