If I compiled a list of companies visited having the smallest
number of employees; Angular Momentum watches would, at the least,
tie for top honor. Why? It's a one-man operation. Martin Pauli
founded the company in 1999 and is sole owner and operator.
I'm in Bern (Switzerland's capital) on one of the main shopping
streets in the city's touristy old town area. Covered walkways
running for blocks make these streets popular for shopping in
any kind of weather. Angular occupies a street level storefront
directly across from Bern's impressive cathedral.
How did Angular Momentum line of watches come about? Pauli is
also sole owner and operator of B&D Branding & Design
Ltd. A client hired Pauli to design a line of watches. Pauli
did the job but squabbles with the client resulted in a falling
out. Pauli decided to take his design and follow through with
it. One of the interesting aspects of the watch industry is that
you can outsource just about everything.
So, where can one buy these watches? The closest place would
be Uhrsachen, a jewelry/watch store. How close is this store?
Well, if you enter Pauli's place, walk through the rear, you'll
come out into Uhrsachen's store? Huh? Pauli is part owner of
Uhrsachen. His office faces one street, while the watch store
faces another street.
(the later only in German).