This is an intriguing time for watch making with regards to the United States, it appears. We have seen a couple of companies situated in the US who are doing probably some piece of the production of the watches in the US (think RGM , Shinola , Hager , KM Independent as a couple). Another name can be added to this rundown of American’s taking on watch making: Weiss Watch Company .
Mr. Weiss, the man behind the company, is a WOSTEP prepared watch producer having attened the NG Hayek School of Watchmaking. In the wake of graduating he proceeded with his preparation in Switzerland and proceeded to work for two significant watch brands in Switzerland and the USA. Likewise with a significant number of us he has seen an increment in the cost of Swiss watches and a shortfall of watch making in America. The motivation for the establishment of the company returns to the underlying foundations of American watch making. As Mr. Weiss states:
As he sees it (and it is an exact portrayal) the quartz insurgency gave a low end while Swiss watches keep on being the elite of the watch world; there is minimal center ground.
That turned into the objective behind Weiss Watch Company: giving solid American made watches at a reasonable, center ground cost. And there is more going on here than a straightforward get together of parts; development sourced here, case sourced there, and so forth The development for the principal watch is Swiss: the admired ETA 6497. The development is amassed, tried and directed in the Weiss Watch Company office in the US. The cases, then again, are not sourced from Switzerland or China and don’t come out of some mass market list: they are made here in the USA.
The cases are produced using 316 Stainless Steel and for this first model designed after WWII period watches “where less is more.” The dials share a similar motivation from that opportunity and arrive ensured with a sapphire precious stone on the front and back of the watch. The lashes for the watch are made in the USA too utilizing material texture. They will come in dark, sand, blue or red. There are extra components made in the USA too, including o-rings, dials, moment and hour hand and the movement case. A significant great list.
So, what will it take to get your hands on one of these made in the USA watches? The value point for the watches will be $795 for the watch, lash and travel pocket. A humble speculation for a watch made, gathered and tried in Los Angeles. The delivery date is set for May 29th. On the off chance that you are in the San Francisco region you can get a live glance at one of the Weiss watches June first at a one-day spring up market. The market runs from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and is situated at 111 Minna Gallery , 111 Minna St., San Francisco, CA 94105.
Hopefully this first model will end up being fruitful and permit Weiss Watch Company proceed to create and make watches in the USA and proceed with the developing revenue in returning watch making to the United States.
by James Enloe images civility of Weiss Watch Company
*Weiss Watch Co is of no connection to w&w supervisor, Zach Weiss.