Sarrano Telo Gomez was born in 1835 in Sariego, city Asturias, Spain, into a
watchmaker's family which consisted of 12 siblings. Sarrano was the sixth sibling and
was the creative child within the family. Sarrano had a charming smile and innocent blue
eyes that won everybody's heart even his father's.
At school, Sarrano was given a nickname Sartego (short form for his long name Sarrano
Telo Gomez). He loved his new name and introduced himself to others as Sartego rather
than his real name.
At a young age, Sartego was very dedicated more to watch making rather than playing
with his friends. Everyday, after returning from school, Sartego could only be found in
the basement of his house helping his father in watch making. Sartego learned the basic
mechanical skills from his father. However, he already had the artistic and creative skills
in designing unique watches. He even impressed his father who was an experienced
watchmaker. At the age of 12, Sartego put together his first watch, which he wore
through out his lifetime.
At the age of 18 Sartego had collected enough money to make a trip to the heart of the
watch making world-Switzerland. It was his fathers' dream to make a Sartego a Spaniard
with watch making talents that would be known around the world for "Quality and the art
of time-keeping." Sartego was sent to Neufchatel, Switzerland where Sartego's father
had a friend named Van Der Lehures who was also in the watch making industry and ran
a small workshop of 20 people. Mr. Lehures accepted Sartego as an apprentice into his
watch making business. There Sartego learned all his skills of making outstanding
timepieces. Sartego had surprised many big watch manufacturers in Switzerland and was
a being offered jobs he had always dreamt of.
In 1865, Sartego married a young charming lady named Ana Lucia. She gave birth to
two sons by the name of Fernando Sartego Gomez and Harold Sartego Gomez.
It was 1875 when Sartego received