After finding designs of timepieces in an old set of books, buried in a travel trunk in the basement of the Gleisner Shoe Store, Bertha Watches has strived to resurrect the designs of the youth of Bertha Gleisner. The drawings have stood the test of time. They are deco, yet classic, so Bertha Watches decided to produce the watches Bertha never got to see herself. Bertha Gleisner's mother was a French seamstress for the rich. Her father was from Austria, and operated a small boutique of handmade jewelry and watch repair in Salzburg. In the back of the jewelry store, her mother designed clothes for the aristocrats. The clothes-maker and the small boutique shared a small store on Schloss Mirabell. In 1928 at the age of 17, Bertha Gleisner moved to America. However, her father's watch repair store in America went out of business in 1933 due to the depression. Her mother took a job for a major department store, and her father worked for a large watch company. Bertha married a man that was a shoemaker from Germany, who saved her drawings in the basement. Enjoy the history and timeliness of Bertha watches.
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