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© Merle Manßhardt
© Michael Manßhardt
© Michael Manßhardt
© Merle Manßhardt
© Michael Manßhardt

Michael Manßhardt and Sven Kurzidim

  • Clock restorer
  • Hildesheim, Germany
  • Rising Star
Michael Manßhardt and Sven Kurzidim Clock restorer
Contact
German, English
Hours:
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 13:00/14:00 - 18:00, Saturday 10:00 - 13:00
Phone:
+49 51217410483
© Merle Manßhardt

Saviours of time

  • • Michael and Sven partnered up for business but became best friends
  • • As well as making luxury watches, they repair antique timepieces
  • • Their daily work relies on skill and precision

The two young watchmakers, Michael Manßhardt and Sven Kurzidim, are seated next to each other at the master class. While one is passionate about wristwatches, the other prefers to study centuries-old timepieces and their history. Since 2015, this synergy has resulted in a unique concept in clock repair: Michael and Sven have been repairing all types of clocks – from tower clocks to pocket watches – under one roof. Once a hard-working team of two, their watch studio has now grown to a team of six with two locations. "You have to develop a feeling for the consistency of the craft and at the same time stay up to date in methodology and choice of materials" they say. "That is the great challenge of our work.”

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