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For over one hundred years, Fortis has been a prime example and inspiration for many watch companies. Founded by Walter Vogt in 1912 in Grenchen, Switzerland, Fortis is a watch company rich in innovation and accomplishments. As early as 1926, the company has been surprising the world with their technical advancements that led them to develop the first-ever self-winding automatic watch. Their watches have also become essential pieces of equipment for both pilots and astronauts. The company has even supplied watches to a number of military squadrons worldwide, further proving their prominence in the world of watchmaking and timekeeping. After a hundred years, Fortis continues to set the tone for other watchmakers to follow, and it will not be a surprise if the next hundred years for the company will be filled with even more innovations and achievements. See Also: Full List of Popular Watch Brands