English translation: Confirmation watch (watch given as a Confirmation gift)
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German term or phrase:
Confirmation watch (watch given as a Confirmation gift)
German to English translations [PRO] / wristwatches
German term or phrase:Konfirmationsuhr
I haven't heard of this before. Is this literally a "confirmation watch"? Does anyone happen to know what this is too in addition to the translation? This is in an article about the history of a watch manufacturer/company. Here's the context:
Man war schon immer darauf erpicht, technische Entwicklungen aufzugreifen, moderne Fertigungsmethoden einzuführen und somit im Laufe der Firmengeschichte häufig Mitbewerber und Kunden mit Neuheiten zu überraschen, die man einer Marke mit "altmodischen" Taschenuhren und biederen **"Konfirmationsuhren"** im Lieferprogramm gar nicht zugetraut hätte.
Explanation: Evangelic Religion Ceremony usually on Palm Sunday of every year (Protestants)
when the young ones of 15 to 16 get confirmed i.e. become full church members. At this time, the Godfather and/or Godmother used to (during my time and apparently still do to a certain extent) present their Godchild with a watch, the Confirmation Watch, a traditional gift. It can really be any brand but some clever manufacturer obviously created here a particular market niche.
Thanks to all for your help and "confirmation" on this matter. :) e-rich really enlightened me on the background behind these "confirmation watches," thank you! And thanks to all for your help and Nicole to for the extra help as well. :) 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer