Skagen is stylish sleek sultry and sophisticated

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A very exceptional story marks the birth of Skagen watches. Over 20 years ago, in the year 1986, Henrik Jorst and Charlotte Kjolbye were at a corporate party when they ran into each other and instantly fell in love; the definition of love at first sight.

A little while later, Henrik's employers, Carlsberg, made him the manager of the North American marketing team and sent him to New York. However, Charlotte made her way to New York too, where they found each other again, and the rest, as they say, is history.

A friend of Henrik's from Denmark send him some samples of his company gift watches, asking if there was a conceivable market for them in the United States. Using the samples as a starting point, they added their own fashionable touches, creating a very stylish end product.

Surprisingly to them, corporate buyers were in love with their designs, and suggested that they make a brand name for themselves instead of only supplying to corporations.

Over eight hundred watches were created by Jorst and Kjolbye in four very unique looks with the brand name "Skagen Denmark." The designs of their watches, along with an uncanny intuition for what customer's are looking for, drove the couple to create watches that were exactly what people wanted.

The couple ordered a set, and they were almost instantly sold out. The couple ordered more, and in the following year, thirty new watch designs were created. One particular buyer, who happened to own a huge mail order catalog, was so impressed with the Skagen watches that he put them on the back of his special Father's Day issue. They sold out even more quickly than before.

Later on in the year 1995, Bloomingdales agreed to sell the Skagen men's watch on a trial basis. Every single watch was sold by the end of the day. Skagen Designs was featured in an article in Inc. magazine where it was among the top 250 fastest growing private corporation in the United States.

In the period of five years, turnover had gone up by 1200 percent. Eighty stores in Denmark were now selling the watches after a new office opened to create ECU distribution.

Skagen Denmark already had almost 100 employees in their business, and it only continued to grow. In 2000, Germany and the Netherlands were also selling Skagen watches. Revolutionizing the watch industry, Skagen had grown into a monstrous corporate entity with 160 employees, 60 international markets, 250 unique watch designs, and over 5000 stores worldwide.

The Skagen Denmark corporation is unlike any other watch manufacturer. By forever changing the watch market for the better, the company has remained ever loyal to the original founders' first ideas. Stylish and undeniably chic, these Skagen men's watches are the definition of classy and never look obnoxious or grating.

Skagen's reputation for watches that are clean, sleek, and stylish is vitally important to them, and nothing else can compare to the elegant and sophisticated look of a Skagen timepiece. Chrome mesh bands, vibrantly pretty colors, classic looks, and unique styles create a product that is the epitome of the watch industry.

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