After falling in love with watches, I wanted to do a deep dive into watchmaking and started designing and manufacturing watches. Since I am not a traditional watchmaker by trade, I decided to start with the case, dial, hands and all parts not related to the movement of the watch. I decided not to source these parts using outside manufacturing vendors, but push my fabrication skills past my comfort zone and see how much I could make in my home shop using manual and CNC machinery. As I learned, I documented the process on Instagram and by the time I was machining my first cases I got some attention from Hodinkee, a major watch blog. The attention and response from the watch community motivated me to do a bigger batch and push the watches to market. Currently I am working on 18 watches that should be finished in the fall 2017 and early 2018. These watches will house new old stock mechanical movements from various manufacturers. Contact me to discuss options, pricing, and timelines for one of these pieces.
To hear me discuss manufacturing and where I am at with the watch project, check out this podcast on Worn and Wound.