I have been trying to do some research on watches (since I am new to collecting), but couldn't bind much on the Joshua & Sons watch that I picked up at TJ Maxx for $40. Only markings are made in china and swiss quartz. I later found on this forum that it was a mushroom brand but also had ties to Europe. Then I noticed a J&S watch that was identical to a Akribos watch and started researching them. I currently have two Akribos and they are nice considering the price. My research of Akribos led me to Stuhrling Original who is supposed to be the maker of Akribos. After looking up Stuhrling I noticed all these makers had the same corporate address in NY. Finally I get to TWI Watches. TWI makes Akribos, J&S, Vernier, Burgi and August Steiner, but does not mention Stuhrling Original so I don't know how they tie in. Looks like it all comes down to them being made in China but the quality is very good. I was only sharing my find because my search on the forum led me to a bunch of unsure answers. If anyone has any more info on these companies I would greatly appreciate it.