When you make the leap from quartz movements to mechanical watches, it’s a different world. You’re blessing your wrist with throwback artistry that will last generations. And there’s just something miraculous about all those springs and gears working together.
If you look for that kind of product made in America, you’ll run out of options pretty quickly. Cameron Weiss would like to change that. He grew up surfing in California and started Weiss Watches after attending watchmaking school in Switzerland. Now he runs the company out of Los Angeles, helping to make watches by hand and drawing on the talents of machinists and engineers who have worked in the local aerospace industry, while using vintage tools that aren’t even commercially available anymore.
We chatted with him about his love of underwater photography, the industry-shaking impact of the Swatch and whether being a watchmaker is at all similar to being a god.
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