George Thomas grew up as an adventurous, traveling Jack of all trades. Originally from Czech Slovakia, Thomas decided to leave his home country in 1948 for a land of more opportunity. A skilled watchmaker by trade, Thomas planned an intercontinental move to a place where he was promised work at the …
About Towson Watch Company
Towson Watch Company is a unique luxury watch company that designs and assembles its timepieces in the United States.
George Thomas and Hartwig Balke are the master watchmakers behind Towson Watch Company. Together they have made a watch that's been to space, restored one of the oldest watches in existence (now displayed in the Walter's art gallery), and restored the pocketwatches of both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
Originally from Czechoslovakia and Germany, respectively, George and Hartwig both left their home countries to travel and live around the world, working various jobs ranging from engineering at Volkswagen to working at a water treatment plan. Throughout their journeys they always held one passion above all: the art and science of watchmaking.
Each Towson Watch Company timepiece is handcrafted by both George Thomas and Hartwig Balke, two adventurous engineers with a combined 90 years of experience in watchmaking. Exercising skills from Balke’s German engineering education and Thomas’s meticulous attention to detail, Towson Watch Company …