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The house of Jurgensen was established by Jorgen, a farm boy who had escaped and took a keen interest and talent for complicated devices, while the trainee watches a watch manufacturer in Copenhagen. Jorgen Locle continued her training at the famous clockmaker, JF Houriet with whom to establish a business relationship.

Jorgen's son, Urban studied watchmaking with his father and then spent time in Le Locle, Paris and London to hone their skills. His company was paid by Royal Danish government to start the Danish marine chronometer industry. That meant even more travel to Switzerland, more precisely Locle and Geneva. He married Sophie-Henriette Houriet, JF Houriet's daughter, who bore him two sons, Julio and Luis Urbano.

Jules Jurgensen was born in Le Locle, Switzerland in 1808 while his father was studying jewelry. The family settled in Copenhagen, where Urban was clocks and thermometers. Jules and Louis-Urban grew up in Copenhagen in the workbench as apprentices under the supervision of his father. They were the third generation of this family to study watchmaking.

In 1835, Jules was making clocks available in Le Locle. In 1836 he married Lavalette Anastasia, a young woman from a family in Geneva, also involved in the watchmaking business. They had five children, including two children, Jules-urban and Jacques-Alfred Frederick who followed him in the boat and became famous in his own turn.

In 1838, Jules took over his father's company and changed the name to "Urban Jurgensen and Sons. "It started the production of fine watches under different names:" Copenhagen "," Urban Jurgensen & Sonner "and" Jules Jurgensen, Copenhagen ". The company continued under family control until 1916 when David Golay bought the company from the widow of Jules. Then in 1925, the company was sold to E. Heuer in Bienne. During the Depression, in 1936, the demand for large watches reduced to a trickle and the company was sold to the New York house-Woronock Aisenstein.

Jules Jurgensen produced many fine, different, exciting and watches. His most notable patent (1867) was the method of placing the hands of the clock arc moving forward or backward. Guard rings placed on the bow so the clutch does not take place unless the front or back of the case was opened. These became a characteristic of this style that case U.S. manufacturers imitated and sold "Jurgensen style" cases with rings on the bow. With years, Jules Jurgensen watches have won over 32 international awards for design and manufacturing quality. Any Danish watch collector should own at least one of these watches, because many of the watches are the Danish royal crown.

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The author is a regular writer for Articleated.com and webmaster at Good Time Watches, a site that carry watches and ALLdigitALL Computers & Electronics, a computer and consumer electronics oriented web site.

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