Junghans was founded under the name “Junghans and Tobler” in Schramberg, Germany all the way back in 1861. Erhard Junghans went into business with his brother in law Jakob Zeller-Tobler and opened up a clock component factory in the Lauterbachtal valley. They took advantage of the most modern manufacturing techniques to produce watch components in a cost effective way. They initially produced components for Black Forrest clocks such as wooden cases, hands and pendulums.The first Junghans watches appeared in 1866 shortly before Erhard Junghans passed away and his wife took control of the company. She was followed at the head of the company by his two sons Erhard Jr and Arthur Junghans. Arthur Junghans took a lot of inspiration from watchmakers in the United States of America where he spent a lot of his time. Junghans were able to produce a large quantity of quality watches utilising the innovative production techniques he had witnessed in the States. These watches were very well received by the public who were able to benefit from the cheaper prices that Junghans offered.