Birkenstock Shoemaker History

Birkenstock is one of the most popular brands in the fashion industry today. After its success in the early 90s, the German brand have known a very successful comeback with its famous two traps sandals named “Arizona”. Let’s take a look back to the history of this amazing shoemakers.

birkenstocksIt all started in 1774 in Germany. Johann Adam Birkenstock was the one who had registered himself in a church as a “subject and shoemaker” in sa small village. After more than 100 years, Konrad Birkenstock, who is on of J.A. Birkenstock’s offspring, came out with a revolutionary concept in terms of footwear’s shape. The changing that K. Birkenstock was on the level of soles which had always been flat. He thought that if the shape of the feet is the same as the one of the shoes that would result in greater comfort. After that, Konrad developed a shoe with a contoured insole which is said that is the first of its kind and that to be utilized in the production of custom shoes by shoemakers. Another first of its kind concept designed by Konrad Birkenstock is the flexible arch support. Shoes that were made in the factory had this flexible arch support inserted in them and were widely distributed in Germany.

After that Carl Birkenstock had joined the company in 1925, Birkenstock arch supports were being exported to various parts of Europe including France, Italy, Belgium,Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, Holland and Luxembourg. In 1932, Birkenstock received positive recommendations and support from medical specialists. Lectures and training seminars had been spreading to most European countries and which publicized the company’s system of shoe-making. It’s in 1964 that the Birkenstock sandal came out and it’s Carl Birkenstock who had the honor to announce it.

By the beginning of the 80s, Birkenstock is a very known name in all the country. At the celebration of its 30th anniversary in 1996, Birkenstock USA had offered about 300 style and color combinations of its footwear which was distributed to a lot of people across the United States. Birkenstock USA received prestigious awards in 1997 from the industry. After Margot Fraser retired in October 2002, she sold the entire business to the employees and Birkenstock USA had became entirely an employee owned company. In the same year, Birkenstock celebrated the 25th anniversary of its famous Boston pair of clogs. After one year, it’s the turn of the famous Birkenstock Arizona Sandals to celebrate it’s 30th anniversary. These two-trap style sandals are known for their comfort and their unique shape. Today, Arizona sandals are not only worn by hippies, but by every fan of simplicity and comfort.

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The Most Popular WeWOOD Watches

While wooden watches are coming back en force in fashion lists, WeWOOD have already acquired much experience with manufacturing these beautiful natural timepieces. WeWOOD is on top of the list when it comes popularity in the wood watches category along with brands such as Tense, Treehut and many others. WeWood emphasize the idea of sustainability and eco-friendliness by stating it clearly in their logo by saying that when a customer buys a WeWood watch they plant a tree. This is a very attractive principle, especially to people who cares about this cause and which makes a brand which many people would talk about. In addition to that, the movement built in these timepieces are not of poor quality as one may expect, but rather similar to the ones found in many not-wooden watches. In terms of manufacturing, there are WeWood watches made in Italy and other made in the U.S. Here is a list of the most popular WeWood watches on the net.

WeWood Leo Leather US

wewood leo leather

MOVEMENT

• Premium Miyota 6P25

DIAL

• Features carved hour indices.

CASE

• Hardened, Scratch-proof Mineral Glass
• Width: 46 mm, Thickness: 12 mm, Length: 57 mm

BAND

• Adjustable leather strap with stainless steel clasp.
• Link width: 26 mm
• Maximum length: 24 cm (8.6”)
• Minimum length: 18 cm (7.1”)

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

• 100% Natural Wood
• Hypo-allergenic and completely free of toxic chemicals
• Weight: 57 g

• Battery: Sony SR621SW

WeWood Laguna

wewood Laguna

MOVEMENT

• Premium Swiss Movement ISASWISS 9232

DIAL

• Features applied hour indices and printed seconds track.
• Indices are glow in the dark
• Adjustable month dial face
• Adjustable seconds dial face
• Adjustable date window

CASE

• Hardened, Scratch-proof Mineral Glass
• Width: 46.5 mm, Thickness: 10.5 mm, Length: 58 mm

BAND

• Adjustable Link bracelet with locking stainless steel clasp.
• Removable links: 3 on each side
• Link width: 21.7 mm
• Maximum length: 21.5 cm (8.46”)
• Minimum length: 15.5 cm (6.1”)

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

• 100% Natural Briccola Wood originating from the Mooring Poles of Venice Canals
• Hypo-allergenic and completely free of toxic chemicals
• Weight: 37 g

• Battery: Sony SR626SW

WeWood Jupiter

wewood jupiter

MOVEMENT

• Premium Miyota 2039

DIAL

• Features applied hour indices
• Features secondary smaller dial for alternative timezone setting.

CASE

• Hardened, Scratch-proof Mineral Glass
• Width: 48 mm, Thickness: 12 mm, Length: 42 mm

BAND

• Adjustable Link bracelet with locking stainless steel clasp.
• Removable links: 4 on each side
• Link width: 37.5 mm
• Maximum length: 23 cm (9”)
• Minimum length: 17 cm (6.7”)

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

• 100% Natural Wood
• Hypo-allergenic and completely free of toxic chemicals
• Weight: 70 g

• Battery: Sony SR626SW

WeWood Kappa

wewood kappa

MOVEMENT

• Premium Miyota 6P29

DIAL

•Features applied hour indices and printed seconds track.

CASE

• Hardened, Scratch-proof Mineral Glass
• Width: 46 mm, Thickness: 12 mm, Length: 56 mm

BAND

• Adjustable Link bracelet with locking stainless steel clasp.
• Removable links: 4 on each side
• Link width: 26.5 mm
• Maximum length: 22 cm (8.6”)
• Minimum length: 16 cm (6.3”)

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

• 100% Natural Wood
• Hypo-allergenic and completely free of toxic chemicals
• Weight: 61 g

• Battery: Sony SR626SW

WeWood Leo

wewood leo dark

MOVEMENT

• Premium Miyota 6P25

DIAL

• Features carved hour indices.

CASE

• Hardened, Scratch-proof Mineral Glass
• Width: 46 mm, Thickness: 12 mm, Length: 57 mm

BAND

• Adjustable leather strap with stainless steel clasp.
• Link width: 26 mm
• Maximum length: 24 cm (8.6”)
• Minimum length: 18 cm (7.1”)

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

• 100% Natural Wood
• Hypo-allergenic and completely free of toxic chemicals
• Weight: 57 g

• Battery: Sony SR621SW

To conclude I would add that it’s recommended that you check some review before buying one of these wooden watches so that you’re acquainted with more info about these.

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Invicta Watches Quality and Price

The price range of Invicta watches is certainly the point which attracts a wide range of watches collectors. The quailty, when considering the price, is really impressive. Quality and price relationship is what made this watch brand one of the fastest-growing business in the market today. The company has started its story in 1837 by Raphael Picard, but not in the United States. It’s in Switzerland, the land of expensive, classy watches that this watchmaker was born.

Many people have been seduced by the design and quality of major watches brands. These little pieces of jewelry have been an exclusivity to rich people, but Invicta has made a great deal. Away from the very poorly made Chinese copies of watches, Invicta is like a middle way between these. The quality is not so poor and not so high, but the look is really there. And because of the rise of superficiality and the battlefield of fashion, this is surely the number one characteristics which attracts buyers to this brand.

invicta watches for men

The Swiss Movement

The Swiss Movement feature is what marketers uses as an eye catcher in many online shopping websites such as Amazon. Along with the Flame Fusion crystal which many Invicta watches are equipped with, the Swiss Movement is the feature that knowledgeable watch fans are seduced by. As you may already know the movement is the heart of a watch. As an essential component, the movement is what keeps the time. Therefore, a poor made movement would not keep an accurate time because of its lack of precision. A bad movement would add seconds or fragments of seconds everyday or every week. So you would have to set your time very now and then manually, which is not suitable for a “busy business man”. Even some wooden watches are now today equipped with high quality movement and are sold at prices higher than $200. Hence, the Swiss quartz movement adds more value to an Invicta watch.

Invicta Watches Design

There is so much to say on the design of Invicta timepieces. When surfing the web, you’ll find that the most popular Invicta watches are mainly : the Pro Diver, the Speedway, Subaqua Noma, Reserve…etc. The two first ones I’ve mentioned are copies, or as Invicta themselves call them “homage”. I don’t know about all the Invicta watches if they are all copies or homages, but there is a geat portion of the most popular ones which are copies. Many people like the fact that they could afford a classy design worthy of awards at a price lower than $100. Others, especially watches fans with extensive knowledge, doesn’t like it at all because they respect big brands like Rolex, Breitling and Alpina. It’s important to state though that the quality of Invcita watches is not the same as the ones they copy. That said, the big brands have nothing to fear at this level because they are still possessing the advantage of nice, quality construction.

At the end of the day, a wide range of choice withing this competitive market is most of the time beneficial. The watch buyer in the other hand should pay attention to details and not surrender to flashy marketing labels and more importantly, should not compare two watches only because they look pretty much the same.

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