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Hans-Jürgen Mühle celebrates his 80th birthday

Hans-Jürgen Mühle has worked in the Glashütte watch industry for over 50 years: from taking over his father’s business in 1970, through his time as GUB managing director, to re-establishing the company of his ancestors, he has seen and shaped the history of the place like no other. Today the founder of Nautische Instrumente Mühle-Glashütte is 80 years old.

An eventful life

Hans-Jürgen Mühle was born on September 22nd, 1941 in Schweidnitz. In his earliest childhood his mother fled with him in the freezing winter via Dresden to Glashütte. Here he completed an apprenticeship as a precision mechanic before he studied precision mechanics and optics in Leipzig and Jena after his time in the army. As a young man, he took over his father’s business “Ingenieur Hans Mühle” in Glashhütte, until it was expropriated in 1972. In the following years, Hans-Jürgen Mühle worked in sales at VEB Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe, later became sales manager and, after the German reunification, commercial director of GUB. In 1994 he re-founded the company of his ancestors: as Mühle-Glashütte GmbH nautical instruments and precision mechanics.

A successful life's work

Today Hans-Jürgen Mühle wants above all that the company he founded will continue to exist successfully as a family business. It has been in the best of hands with his son Thilo for many years. In addition, his son Thomas, his daughter-in-law Mandy and his son-in-law Uwe have been working in the company for a long time. As the sixth generation, his grandchildren Fanny and Dustin Mühle are now on board.

Congratulations on your 80th birthday, especially health and many happy hours for the new year in the name of our family and all employees of Nautische Instrumente Mühle-Glashütte.
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Who can service my Mühle wristwatch?

You have various options, if you would like to have your Mühle watch professionally serviced. For example, you are welcome to bring your watch directly to our factory or send it to us by post with the note “Service”. Please contact us in advance if you would like a service in our factory in Glashütte. We will be happy to provide you with more information about our services, the safe shipping of your Mühle watch and send you a return slip. In addition, you can contact a Mühle specialist dealer in your area. They will not only give you competent advice, there you can also hand in your watch for an inspection conveniently and easily.

Where can I find technical details for my Mühle wristwatch?

The most important technical information on watches in our current collection can be found on our website by visiting the “Wristwatches” page and selecting your collection and model. Technical details for your model can also be found in the instruction manual for your watch. If you have any further questions, especially regarding older models, please feel free to contact us.

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