How a Pro Heraldica Watch Is Made – Part I

In a number of blog posts we have already been emphasizing that our Pro Heraldica Fine Arts products are handcrafted. Now, it is time to have a look behind the scenes and look over the manufacturer’s shoulder. Today, we would like to show you how a Pro Heraldica Chronometer is made. For that purpose we… Read more »

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How To Preserve Your Documents

When you start researching your family history, the most important thing you need is information. On the one hand, living relatives can, of course, provide you with that; on the other hand, you should look for old documents. Almost everyone has a pile of them at home. Said documents might be your own and you… Read more »

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90th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II

Yesterday, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 90th birthday. She was born in Mayfair, London, on April 21, 1926. For the past 64 years, she has been Queen of Great Britain—and that, even though, nobody really thought her to accend the throne one day. That is because back then, the King of Great Britain was Edward… Read more »

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The Next Heimbach Generation

Day in, day out we dedicate our time and energy to strong traditions and deep roots. That is why we are happy to announce that we have a very special new colleague who has joined our customer service team in April 2016. Now, we would like to introduce to you the “new girl”: Her name… Read more »

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Signet Ring as Birthday Present

A signet ring is one of the most beautiful ways to carry your coat of arms always at your side. Some families have even established certain rituals for passing on their coat of arms and the family traditions associated with it. Not long ago, we received a photograph from the Fuhr family. It shows the family’s… Read more »

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Otto von Bismarck’s Birthday

Today is the birthday of Otto von Bismarck, the „Iron Chancellor“ who served as German Chancellor from 1871 to 1890. (* April 1, 1815 in Schönhausen, Germany; † Juli 30, 1898 in Friedrichsruh near Hamburg, Germany) He was probably Germany’s most important politician in the 19th century. Hardly any politician before Otto von Bismarck had influenced the… Read more »

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Coat of arms of Elton John

On March, 25th Elton John was born in Pinner, Middlessex, Greater London. He was Born as Reginald Kenneth Dwight. Elton John changed this name via Deed poll. In 1995 Elton John was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II. On February, 24th 1998 Elton John was knighted… Read more »

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Dustin Hoffmans roots

Genealogy is a very emotional thread. You could see it when Dustin Hoffman broke down in tears in the PBS TV Show “Finding the roots. In this show Harvard historican Henry Louis Gates is exploring the roots of famous people. Last week it was episode 10 of the 3rd season. In this TV show he… Read more »

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