Hermle (Franz Hermle and Son), based in Germany's Black Forest, is the world's leading maker of wall and mantel clocks and clock movements. There are many styles to choose from, including windup and battery operated wall and mantel chiming clocks.

Even if you haven't heard of Hermle before, you have probably used one of their clocks. Hermle has made windup chiming movements for Seth Thomas since the 1950's, and makes movements for the major grandfather clock companies including Sligh and Ridgeway. They also made movements for Howard Miller clocks for many years.

Hermle Black Forest Clocks in Amherst, Virginia, manufactures grandfather clock movements, assembles clocks, imports Hermle clocks from Germany, and provides warranty service.

History of Franz Hermle and Son

Nearly one hundred years ago, Franz Hermle began manufacturing and selling mechanical clocks. In 1922, Franz Hermle founded the Franz Hermle Clock Company in Gosheim/Wuerttemberg, Germany. Within ten years the company became known as one of the most modern and efficient manufacturers of clock movements in the clock industry. Franz Hermle and his sons' dedication weathered the effects of WWII and made Franz Hermle and Sohn prosper while other companies capitulated.

The founder, Franz Hermle, died in 1953 and left a modern and prosperous operation to his sons Gebhard, Alfred, Hans and Heinrich Hermle. They have continued to build the company into a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of clocks, and mechanical clock movements.

Now in its third generation, Franz Hermle and Sohn employs over 500 people in four locations in Germany and an additional manufacturing facility, Hermle Black Forest Clocks, in Amherst, Virginia, USA. Hermle exports clocks and clock movements to more than 100 countries worldwide and is dedicated to leading the industry in computerized and automated precision manufactured clock parts and mechanical and quartz movements.