If you have followed fashion trends over the years, then you’ve likely come across the Fossil Group. Headquartered in Richardson, Texas, the Fossil Group was founded in 1984 by entrepreneur Tom Kartsotis. Multiple brands and product lines fall under the Fossil Group umbrella, though the company began out of a desire to make luxury watches affordable for the average American consumer.
Despite offering luxury watches for men and women, Fossil didn’t have the kind of name recognition or history to compete with many of the world’s largest watch manufacturers. To compensate for this fact, Fossil Group acquired the Swiss watch brand, Zodiac Watches, in 2001. Zodiac Watches had been a respected Swiss watchmaker since 1882. By 2007, Fossil Group had also acquired the Watch Station International chain of retail stores to help improve accessibility to its product lines.
Since then, Fossil has continued to create dozens of different watch designs for women and men, including mechanical watches, smartwatches, sports watches, and chronographs, just to name a few. Fossil also has a number of minimalist automatic watches for ladies, as well as larger designs for men. Today, you can find Fossil watches on sale online and in retail shops all over the world.