About Skagen Watches



Founded in 1989, by Henrik and Charlotte Jorst, who had moved from Denmark to the US when Henrik was appointed U.S. sales manager for Danish brewery Carlsberg.   After locating the Danish-owned clock and watch manufacturer, Comtech Watches , the couple decided to establish their own business as U.S. representative for a Danish manufacturer of corporate branded business gift and watches.  Jorsts began designing their own watches, which they showed at a corporate gift fair in New York 1991. At that fair, they were encouraged by several retailers to market the watches under their own brand, which they chose as Skagen Denmark.


As of 2012 Fossil, bought the company and is running it.