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Fig. 1

Diehl Gruppe (Diehl Stiftung & Co. KG), Nürnberg

1902: Founded by Margarete und Heinrich Diehl as artist blacksmith workshop in Nürnberg
1914: Production start for semi-finished brass products.
1917: Raising a metal factory to supply the automotive- and building idustry.
1934: Beginning volume production of fine mechanical components.
1938: Raising a new factory for semi-finished metal products in Röthenbach an der Pegnitz.
1946: Production of the first clocks, mainly alarm clocks.
ca. 1955: Production of the first wrist watches.
1957: Acquisition of the share majority of the Junghans AG, Schramberg.
2000: Junghans left the Diehl Group.
Today Diehl is an international group for metal processing, controls, defence, and airplane equipment, and still in the family ownership.

Comments about the data

Timepieces (even the many from Junghans) were always only a minor part of the Diehl Group, although the only known to the public, mainly due to the formerly popular alarm clocks. Only one wristwatch-calibre family is known to be made by Diehl, the three variants of the Diehl 156. Already the successor family Diehl 157 consisted of down-graded Junghans calibres.

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