The cradle of clock making in Germany. Haller history dates back for over 50 years and is one of the premier clock factory in Germany. The fabrication of mechanical clocks and movements has been Haller family tradition since 1874. They grew up with the fabrication of key wind anniversary clocks and now became the MANUFACTURER OF KEY WIND CLOCKS
The fabrication of mechanical clocks and movements has been a family tradition since 1874. They grew up with the fabrication of the key wind anniversary clock and now have become the world’s leading manufacturer of this special type of traditional mechanical clocks. Their machines allow them to meet highest precision, however, even the most sophisticated
machinery cannot substitute the knowledge of highly skilled clockmakers completing their fine clock movements.
- 1927 Haller Uhrenfabrik opens its doors in St. Georgen, Germany with five employees to begin manufacturing
handcrafted timepieces. Movements for Grandfather clocks were the first items to come off the assembly line.
Siegfried Haller, a professional clock maker in the Black Forest has begun his dream.
- 1947 With the end of World War II, Haller begins production of the 400-day key wind clock. This clock requires
winding once a year. The German word for year is anno, hence the name ‘anniversary clock”.
- 1953 Siegfried Haller moves the company to Simonswald, Germany and changes the name to Siegfried Haller
- 1957 Case clock, mantel clocks and wall clock in various styles and colors are added to Haller’s product line.
- 1974 Haller starts production of the electronic anniversary clock (induction controlled)
- 1977 Haller starts production of the PU-77 induction-controlled skeleton movement: the electronics for the pendulum
drive (magnet-system) is placed underneath the base, which relays the necessary signal of the stepping motor to
drive the pendulum’s left to right swinging motion, and accurately keep time. The PU-77 movement gears are coated
with a high-quality anti-tarnish finish then polished and lacquered.
- 1978 With advances in technology, the quartz driven movement becomes the trend of the future. Due to the various
models in our product mix, our engineers begin designing several different applications of the new movement.
- 1979 A United States division is established with the purpose of manufacturing marketing and distributing clocks
into the North American market. Haller Clock Company of America Inc. opens in a newly designed 23,000 square foot
building in Forest, Virginia. Mr. Erich Krause, a long time friend of Siegfried Sr., accepts the position of Vice-President
of Operations at the Forest, Virginia plant.
- 1982 Music modules are engineered for attachment to our quartz movements. The chimes available are
Westminster, AveMaria, Bin-Bam quarter hour, Westminster with hourly strike, and a twelve-melody.
- 1985 Haller introduces a new W085 quartz movement without suspension spring. One AA battery drives the
movement and the self-starting pendulum, allowing the clock to be maintenance free. With the introduction of the
W085 movement production orders increase by 50% in the United States. The increase in orders brings with it the
need for additional 31,000 square feet is added to the existing building.
- 1986 Siegfried Haller Sr. semi-retires and hands the 100,000 square foot operation down to his sons Siegfried, Jr.,
Manfred, and Edgar Haller. Siegfried Jr.’s responsibilities include engineering and production management,
Manfred’s responsibilities include accounting and sales, and Edgar’s responsibilities include repair and
maintenance of machinery and equipment.
- 1993 Forest Manufacturing Inc. opens with eight employees, as a subsidiary of Haller clock Company of America Inc.,
Forest Manufacturing will manufacture custom design fabricated sheet metal parts for industries in Virginia,
Washington, Richmond, Ohio, North and South Carolina. Forest Manufacturing will operate in the same building with
Haller Clock Company, in Forest, Virginia.
- 1997 Haller introduces a new high torque quartz movement into production: the W97 movement is added to carry out
the rotation for heavy weight pendulums, giving consumers expanded options for unique and custom designed
- 1998 Haller Clock Company of America Inc. again needs additional manufacturing floor space. A 15,000 square foot
addition is completed in September. With a total of 69,000 square feet, this expansion should take us well into the
- 2000 Haller Clock Company introduces their newest “invisible” movement: thanks to a newly engineered technique,
the hands are driven mysteriously. The dial is supported by transparent columns leaving you with the impression of
- 2001 Siegfried Haller Uhrenfabrik GmbH purchases the Kundo Mechanical 8-day Castle Clock line and starts
production. The wall clock operates with one 8-day weight that drives the pendulum and time simultaneously. The
bell strikes the hour, and the clock is made with the finest metal and brass parts available. The clocks are finished in
a variety of colors.