David Burch
Fellow of the Institute of Navigation (ION)

David Burch has already sailed twelve transoceanic yacht races, with several first place victories. As the founding Director of Starpath School of Navigation in Seattle, he has been teaching marine weather for more than 30 years now. In his blog davidburchnavigation.blogspot.com he writes about navigation and weather on a regular basis. For his outstanding performance as a practicing navigator he has received the Institute of Navigation Superior Achievement Award. David Burch has been in touch with FISCHER for many years. At a recent meeting with Peter Fischer an interesting conversation developed which you may read here.

Conversation with David Burch

Fischer hygrometer – his first friend and rescue!

Some time ago, we did get the following message from the US.
We feel this is a moving story which is worth publishing:

Dear Fischer Co.,
I would like to ask you for an unusual favor.
I’m a retired physician, in the mid 70′ has proposed to use Fischer hygrometer in our university clinic for newborn incubators. After this, all Hungarian clinics started using them everywhere, and not only for newborn incubators.
In 1980 my son was born prematurely and placed in an incubator. He was kept there for about 1 month. Of course, all this time he watched the Fisher hygrometer – his first friend and rescue! When he was freed from the incubator, I kept the hygrometer like the souvenir/memory and it became our family friend and relic.
Until these days it was the most important sentimental memory in our family… Unfortunately, when my grandchildren were introduced to the Fischer Hygrometer, the glass was broken. We tried to find this part for a very long time, unfortunately, without success… Of course, we could buy a new hygrometer, but this will not be the same.
Now we live in the USA, my son became a doctor also. One day he spoke with his colleges about our broken memory and they advised him to turn to your company for help.
As we described our “family Fischer Hygrometer” in the above story it is very dear to our heart and we would like to ask you for help to fix our broken memento – Fischer hygrometer.
We would like to buy a replacement hygrometer glass if possible to find.
Thank you very much for your time and effort in advance and we hope you can help us.
Dr. M. R.

In the meantime the Hygrometer is repaired and we received this nice picture of the family:


FISCHER was successfully participating at the world’s largest marine equipment trade show also in this year. The highlight of our booth was the brand new instrument series COCKPIT Silver Edition made of anodized aluminum. Besides of that, we presented complete Marine Time Systems for vessels and yachts for the first time.

360° View

FISCHER becomes a member of Association of German Manufactories

The Association of German Manufactories recently awarded the Weather Station 801. It is already the second FISCHER product, which has been honored by the association. Now the association accepted our precision mechanics manufactory as an associate member.

We are pleased about the expressed trust and hope to strengthen the common concerns of the manufactories by the association affiliation.

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FISCHER weather station 801 awarded special prize of the German Manufactories Association

For the 17th of May 2018, the Association of German Manufactories had invited to the awards “Manufactory of the Year” and “Manufactory Product of the Year”. The event took place as part of the 10th Future Forum German Manufactories in the furnace hall of the Poschinger glass factory in Frauenau.

In addition to other very beautiful manufactory products, our weather station 801 was also awarded on this evening. The jury awarded the special prize “Sustainability” to the relaunch of the 1970s FISCHER classic.

From left: Brigitte Federhofer-Mümmler (Deputy Chair of the Association), Peter Fischer, Wigmar Bressel (Chairman of the Association)

Photo: Martin Specht / German manufactories

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Weather station 801 in the FISCHER catalog 1970

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These days the Summer Catalog 2018 of MANUFACTUM has been published. To find: A detailed presentation of our manufactory of fine mechanical instruments.For almost 20 years we have been one of the suppliers of MANUFACTUM.

In connection with this manufacturer portrait also our outdoor weather station 801 was presented.

        Photo: MANUFACTUM

This means that seven measuring devices made by FISCHER can now be found in the MANUFACTUM range.


From the 9th to the 13th of February we were at the Ambiente 2018 in Frankfurt. We want to say “THANK YOU” to all of our customers, partners and visitors, who came to our booth again this year.

If you had no chance to visit us, then just take a look at our digital booth.
Any questions? Then just send us an e-mail to info@fischer-barometer.de.

Here you will find the 360 degree view in full screen: https://goo.gl/maps/bjonNBtbSJQ2 


With 4.460 exhibitors from 94 countries, the AMBIENTE is the most important consumer goods fair in the world and we are a part of it!
From 9th to 13th of February, FISCHER will present proven and new products in Frankfurt / Main. You can look forward to the presentation of fine mechanical measurement instruments of the highest class and experience. Solid German craftsmanship in best quality.

You will find FISCHER at the usual place in Hall 6.1, Stand A 71. We look forward to meet you there!