WE HAVE MADE ANOTHER JOURNEY - AND THIS TIME WE TAKE YOU WITH US!

Since the beginning of KERBHOLZ it has been important to us to get to know the people behind the production of our products. For us, this also means knowing that they can build our watches under good conditions and in the best case even have as much fun at work as we do. ;-)

  That's why we meet regularly with our partners, chat about news and develop exciting ideas and projects together. We see them as part of the big KERBHOLZ family and this is accompanied by mutual support for further improvements on both sides. 

And now you should also see how and where our products are manufactured - so let's head over to Shenzhen!

 

SHENZHEN - A MODERN HIGH-TECH METROPOLE WITH GREEN AMBITIONS

 

The first part of our journey takes us to South China, more precisely to Shenzhen. A city that was still a fishing village in the 80s and has developed into a real metropole with 13 million inhabitants in the last 30 years. The people of Shenzhen are young, dynamic, creative and one of the pioneers of sustainability - they are pursuing the idea of a green city, for example with the largest fleet of electric buses in the world or the construction of the new airport, which is powered by solar energy and collects and uses rainwater.

The majority of our watches are produced at this exciting location. And here we would like to show you that the modern cosmopolitan city of Shenzhen and its advanced productions no longer have anything in common with the formerly infamous "Made in China".

Therefore we had our photographer Marco Klahold with us during our last visit, who documented the production of our watches for you with his camera.

TAKE A LOOK!
THAT'S HOW OUR WATCHES
ARE PRODUCED...

We meet regularly with our team in Shenzhen - always nice to see those people!

Everything begins in the carpentry, where the large wooden parts are stored and roughly processed.

Ke Changxing and his team cut these to smaller pieces.

Matze an der Säge

And Matze was also allowed to try his hand at the saw... ;-)

The raw forms for the clock body are then sawn from the smaller pieces of wood with an electronically operated jigsaw.

That's what the body looks like afterwards - it's hard to believe that our clocks will ever come out of it, isn't it?

Zhao Xiaohong explains to us exactly how each individual body is then further processed.

The rough work is done by the machines - these are precisely adjusted to the body shape of the respective model being produced.

All futher steps are done by hand- Zhang Tiedao shows us here how he processes the body with a fine grindstone.

Until it is finished at some point and looks like this...

Meanwhile, Luo Yuanchao is working on the wooden links for the bracelets of our all-wood models from the Classics collection.

Each of the small wooden party is then reworked by hand with sandpaper by Xiang Huazhong and his colleagues.

In quality control , all the individual wooden links are then checked again before they are assembled into complete bracelets.

Fang Tang takes over the quality control for the body - she explains to Matze exactly what she is paying attention to.

Adrian can also take a look over Peng Jinlian's shoulder.

In assembling, all the components of a clock come together. Liang Jianting and her team assemble them with great finesse.

The hands are placed on the dial, connected to the movement and then framed in the wooden body.

After screwing on the backplate and inserting the glass, the watch is complete. Only a bracelet is missing now...

But first we'll take a break! It is often spent here with a lot of exercise on the basketball court. And we may (or must :D ) also play a round...

...but it was fun! :-)

Then we continue with the production of our leather straps. Here, too, we are shown and explained all the work steps.

Dan Longlong takes care of the rough cutting of the large leather tracks.

These are the cut again to the correct shape and carefully glued.

Ai Changjin creates and sorts the matching leather loops for the bracelets.

And have a look here... the new wristbands for our summer editions are even all braided by hand.

Also the leather straps have to pass the quality control at the end. Thang Xiaoming takes a look at the individual straps and sorts them.

Following are a few more agreements and exchanges of ideas on new products.

UAnd then it's "Byaaa" again! See you next time! Oh well, we don't know what they do with their fingers ;-)

We meet regularly with our team in Shenzhen - always nice to see those people!

Everything begins in the carpentry, where the large wooden parts are stored and roughly processed.

Ke Changxing and his team cut these to smaller pieces.

Matze an der Säge

And Matze was also allowed to try his hand at the saw... ;-)

The raw forms for the clock body are then sawn from the smaller pieces of wood with an electronically operating milling machine.

This is how the body looks afterwards - it's hard to believe that our watches once looked like pineapple rings, isn't it?

Zhao Xiaohong explains to us exactly how each individual body is then further processed.

The rough work is done by the machines - these are precisely adjusted to the body shape of the respective model being produced.

All futher steps are done by hand- Zhang Tiedao shows us here how he processes the body with a fine grindstone.

Until it is finished at some point and looks like this...

Meanwhile, Luo Yuanchao is working on the wooden links for the bracelets of our all-wood models from the Classics collection.

Each of the small wooden party is then reworked by hand with sandpaper by Xiang Huazhong and his colleagues.

In quality control , all the individual wooden links are then checked again before they are assembled into complete bracelets.

Fang Tang takes over the quality control for the body - she explains to Matze exactly what she is paying attention to.

Adrian can also take a look over Peng Jinlian's shoulder.

In assembling, all the components of a clock come together. Liang Jianting and her team assemble them with great finesse.

The hands are placed in a tube behind the dial, connected to the movement and then framed in the wooden body.

After inserting the glass and fastening the backplate, the watch is complete. Only a bracelet is missing now...

But first we'll take a break! It is often spent here with a lot of exercise on the basketball court. And we may (or must :D ) also play a round...

...but it was fun! :-)

Then we continue with the production of our leather straps. Here, too, we are shown and explained all the work steps.

Dan Longlong takes care of the rough cutting of the large leather tracks.

These are the cut again to the correct shape and carefully glued.

Ai Changjin creates and sorts the matching leather loops for the bracelets.

And have a look here... the new wristbands for our summer editions are even all braided by hand.

Also the leather straps have to pass the quality control at the end. Thang Xiaoming takes a look at the individual straps and sorts them.

Following are a few more agreements and exchanges of ideas on new products.

And then it's "Byaaa" again! See you next time! Oh well, we don't know what they do with their fingers ;-)

"We see our production partners as members of our KERBHOLZ family. This means that we build trusting and long-term business relationships with them. It is therefore particularly important for us to know that they pursue the same mission as we do. So we can develop together and support each other."

(Matthias, CEO at KERBHOLZ)

AND THESE ARE SOME OF THE WATCHES THAT ARE CREATED IN OUR PRODUCTION:

LAMPRECHT - Kerbholz Holzuhren und Sonnenbrillen

FRIDA - Kerbholz Holzuhren und Sonnenbrillen

FRITZ - Kerbholz Holzuhren und Sonnenbrillen

AMELIE - Kerbholz Holzuhren und Sonnenbrillen