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Pre-Owned H. Moser Watches

Moser & Cie is the legacy of the pioneering Swiss watchmaker and entrepreneur. Established by Henrich Moser in 1828, H. Moser & Cie crafted timepieces that transcended the boundaries of Switzerland and found their way to the pockets of the aristocrats of St. Petersburg, Asia, Serbia, Turkmenistan, and America. During his lifetime, he produced over 500,000 timepieces of uncompromising quality, fashioned from silver and gold, and animated them with his innovative mechanical movement designs.

Two hundred years after the birth of its genius watchmaker and founder, H. Moser watches returned to Europe to dominate under the new name H. Moser & Cie. They returned with a fresh interpretation of Moser's signature style. They also incorporated new mechanical movements, designed in-house, to further the brand's legacy that conquered Europe and Asia with its timepieces.


A Brief History of H. Moser & Cie

Henrich Moser founded H. Moser & Cie in St. Petersburg, Russia, after completing his apprenticeship in 1828. In the years that followed, he enjoyed massive success. He established a watch factory in 1829, opened a company branch in 1831, and by 1845, he sold to Asia and Europe and became the undisputed market leader in Russia.

In 1853, he returned to his hometown Schaffhausen, where his proposal to establish a watch business was rejected over three decades ago and opened a factory for silver case manufacturing, the weak spot of superior watch manufacturing in Henrich's opinion. In 1963, he opened a second workshop and equipped it with mechanical equipment.  Henrich spent the remainder of his life designing and funding massive engineering feats that industrialized Schaffhausen and the neighboring towns. 

After Henrich died in 1874, his legacy passed to J. Winterhalter, his best watchmaker, after which the name changed a few times. H. Moser and Cie enjoyed mixed success for two centuries and returned stronger than ever in the autumn of 2005, with a new name and line up of H. Moser watches.


H. Moser's Principles of Watchmaking Success

Moser's timepieces enjoyed unprecedented commercial success in the 19th century because of two principles that the watchmaker implemented to maintain his watches' consistent quality.

The first principle advocated the division of labor in the truest sense. Rather than fully manufacturing and assembling timepiece components in-house, he encouraged sourcing component parts from world-class specialists, who, like him, had generations of experience and knowledge to pull from. His unusual approach to luxury watch production allowed him to work closely with established Swiss, German, and Italian watchmakers like J. Winterhalter, Victory Guye, Palk and Schwab, Adolf Richard, G. Ganther, Johann Jakob, and many others.

The second principle emphasized the importance of high-quality, hand-assembled traditional movements. He believed the highest quality movements would be difficult to mass-produce because of their complex manufacturing procedures.

These two principles guided the fresh design and production of H. Moser and Cie's new lines of massively successful H. Moser watches. By attracting prototype watchmakers like Martin Sporing and Rolf Lang, Moser's highly motivated team ushered in a new era of innovation and sophistication comparable to the peak of the founder's era.

Precision Engineering AG, a sister company to H. Moser & Cie, manufactures most of the H. Moser watch movements in-house and leaves the production of less delicate parts to specialists like MSG AG. 

The extraneous process of research, development, and design is possible with the 55 employees of both sister companies. Their tightly wound sophisticated work-flow and dedication to quality limits the quantity of H. Moser watches they can put out each year.  The company only produces 1,200 watches every year and releases new hairspring and movement technology every other year. 

Moser refers to itself as a 'Very Rare' brand and has only four premium collections: Streamliner, Pioneer, Endeavour, and Heritage.


Why Buy a Pre-Owned H. Moser Watch

Moser watches for sale is next to impossible to find and purchase after their yearly release. H. Moser watch prices reach in the high five figures upon release and disappear shortly after. Thanks to H. Moser & Cie's rich history, royalty, industry giants, and the wealthy seek out their watches. Purchasing a pre-owned H. Moser watch might be your only opportunity to acquire one of these exquisite timepieces.

Generations of watchmaking excellence paired with modern technology and unparalleled devotion go into crafting each H. Moser watch. Each unit will last decades, if not longer. The quality of used H. Moser watches is unquestionable. Their fine movements, stunning exterior, and superior aesthetics will serve you for many years to come.

At Exquisite Timepieces, we assembled a sizable collection of all modern H. Moser pre-owned watches, ranging from the best of the Endeavour line, the Endeavour Tourbillon concept, to the metallic and stylish Streamliner Flyback Chronograph, and even great Pioneer pieces.  We offer a diverse collection of the most compelling pieces from H. Moser and Cie.

All the Pre-owned H. Moser watches for sale still retain their faultless post-production quality and range from about USD 13,900 to USD 550,000.

Like all great luxury timepiece brands, H. Moser and Cie's products appreciate with age. The oldest Moser watches are too valuable for purchase and are stored away in H. Moser Museum in Schaffhausen. Investing in an H. Moser pre-owned or used H. Moser watch is an investment in a two-centuries-old brand that will only grow more valuable as time passes. 

Owning a pre-owned H. Moser timepiece allows you to perpetuate the legacy of the philanthropist, inventor, entrepreneur, and watchmaker, Henrich Moser.

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