About Us

The Pramzius watch brand is owned by the Détente Watch Group. We are a family-owned and operated business that has been importing watches from Eastern Europe and Russia for the better part of the past two decades. Brands we represent include Vostok-Europe, Sturmanskie and Tsikolia.

During that time, we have been deeply involved in the design and development process of watches for the brands we bring to North America. So, we decided to take that knowledge and experience and flow it into our own micro-brand of watches. We are focusing on small-quantity runs and developing no more than three or four styles per year.

We wanted to draw from our roots, so we chose the name Pramzius, which is the ruler of time from the Baltic pantheon of mythological gods. With this in mind, all of our inspirations will come from one of the eight countries that border the Baltic Sea. This will sometimes include Russia, as with our first offering, the Trans-Siberia pocket watch for the wrist. But we will also look to the rich history of many other regions that encompass the Baltic.

All our watches will be covered by a two-year limited warranty and serviced by our watchmakers right here in the United States. We will source top-quality components and movements, while at the same time working to keep our timepieces in the attainable price range. Our goal, as always, will be to bring something different for the wrist and watches that don’t just tell the time, but they tell a story as well.

We have a history you can trust. Our oldest entity goes back to 1999 and we have serviced thousands and thousands of happy customers worldwide. We look forward to your becoming a part of the Pramzius family.


Craig and Kristine