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Hans Wilsdorf

Hans Wilsdorf

German businessman, watch entrepreneur and founder of the watch company Rolex.

Hans Wilsdorf was born on 22 March 1881 in the Frankish Kulmbach (Northern Bavaria), where he spent his childhood and youth. With 12 years he became orphan. After a commercial training he left Germany in 1900 to go to La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland. There he worked as an employee in an import/export business. Three years later, he went to London and there, together with the case maker Davis, founded the watch wholesale …

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