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Reima Koivukoski is a watchmaker based in Southern Finland in his hometown of Espoo.  After attending the Finnish school watchmaking, he spent time in Austria working for Habring2 in micro machining. He then moved to Germany a few years to work in after sales repair and restoration. Lastly, he returned back to Espoo to start KronowerK where his focus is on watch manufacturing, restoration, servicing, prototyping, and small batch precision manufacturing.

The story of Koivukoski

I started creating my own Koivukoski timepieces - elegant wrist watches as soon as I graduated from The Finnish School of Watchmaking and I´m currently managing it as a full time job.

Reima Koivukoski is a watchmaker based in Southern Finland in his hometown of Espoo.  After attending the Finnish school watchmaking, he spent time in Austria working for Habring2 in micro machining. He then moved to Germany a few years to work in after sales repair and restoration. Lastly, he returned back to Espoo to start KronowerK where his focus is on watch manufacturing, restoration, servicing, prototyping, and small batch precision manufacturing.


Professional Accolades: Reima received the A. Lange & Sohne watchmaking Excellence Award 2015 for prototyping and assembling.

 

Link: https://en.worldtempus.com/article/industry-news/business/a-lange-et-sohne-f-a-lange-watchmaking-excellence-award-2015-20671.html 

 

Reima Koivukoski is a watchmaker based in Southern Finland in his hometown of Espoo.  After attending the Finnish school watchmaking, he spent time in Austria working for Habring2 in micro machining. He then moved to Germany a few years to work in after sales repair and restoration. Lastly, he returned back to Espoo to start KronowerK where his focus is on watch manufacturing, restoration, servicing, prototyping, and small batch precision manufacturing. Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmidt and company founder Walter A. Lange

Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid (right) and company founder Walter Lange (left) present the winner's certificate to Reima Koivukoski

Additional Haute Horology Training: Practice periods at Kari Voutilainen and Christian Klings. One of the only students to complete an Escapement model at the Finnish School of Watchmaking.

Escapement Model made by watchmaker Reima Koivukoski

Patinated Escapement Model

Watchmakers Note

It all starts from design idea - idea of the design that fulfills and exceeds demanding needs in our environment today. A unique combination of the latest technology available, easy to wear, easy to service and last but not least a piece of beauty that serves your eyes for decades.

Key core services and techniques developed over the years with a passion and love to mechanical wristwatches have been the drivers to create and release an elegant wristwatch dna baseline to follow.

As an example - inspiration in Wanderer family comes from a combination of technology and new way of life and at a same time design idea has a strong link back to decades. A real classic that combines old days glory in globetrotting & travelling and today's demands on internet era - meeting the past and future.

Details matters: A good example is blued hands - a watchmakers tradition found in the Swiss mountains.  To find a way to prevent watch hands (which at that time were not water resistant) from corroding under the tough climate conditions, where the watchmakers invented the process of bluing. This expertise is utilized in our atelier in a unique way. Several detailed phases and techniques are required to achieve a final product.

Sustainability: Our products - mechanical wristwatches - are sustainable. This is easy to understand to anyone who imagines the mountains of batteries included in quartz watches that have to be disposed of every year. Mechanical wristwatches, on the other hand, are products for generations, if regularly serviced.

Our watches are reliable, durable and easy to wear - targeted for everyday life and making owners happy - a small luxury to wear day after day.

We provide two(2) years international warranty for all our manufactured products.

Materials

Stainless steel? We are using very high grade Outokumpu 316L acid and corrosion resistance stainless steel in our watch cases. In our hands we are able to give a superior finished surface and beautiful glare for the cases to wear in your wrist. 

Why Tantalum? Because, in the end, the effort is more than worth it. Tantalum possesses a unique blue hue beneath its lustrous gray/silver overtones. Think “Winter is coming”, as The Ice King himself would wear a watch made of tantalum. This deep, icy-gray hue is entirely unique among metals in watchmaking; nothing comes close, not even titanium. What’s more, tantalum has incredible corrosion resistance and hypoallergenic properties, making it suitable for those with skin sensitivities.

See: https://www.fratellowatches.com/how-watches-work-what-is-tantalum/#gref

A Golden watch? In my opinion, there is no shortcut to make a high-class gold watch. In our atelier we use Daniels method to create elegant golden wrist watches.

KronowerK & R. Koivukoski certificate of authencity. Classic timepieces and wristwatches. Reima Koivukoski is a watchmaker based in Southern Finland in his hometown of Espoo.  After attending the Finnish school watchmaking, he spent time in Austria working for Habring2 in micro machining. He then moved to Germany a few years to work in after sales repair and restoration. Lastly, he returned back to Espoo to start KronowerK where his focus is on watch manufacturing, restoration, servicing, prototyping, and small batch precision manufacturing.
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