Modern, Original Timepieces with Vintage Inspirations...
I began my watch making journey decades ago as a watch collector. My collection was vast and ranged from hundreds of pieces from quartz to mechanical, from plastic to platinum, from one-hand to 6 hands, from no complication to jump hour complications. From this, the most valuable lesson I learned was that an inexpensive watch can be made just as well as an expensive one if done passionately and correctly.
My next phase in horology consisted of modifying existing watches with after market parts. I purchased watchmaking tools and interchanged bezels, crystals, hands, and even movements. The next logical step was to hand build my own watches from the ground up with sourced catalog parts. Many of my family and friends benefited from this phase as I gave them all away as gifts. From these experiences, I learned the technical intricacies of watchmaking. However, I grew frustrated with the lack of parts available for the watches I had designed. As such, I ultimately founded my own watch company so my designs could be entirely custom made.
ManchesterWatchWorks TM was founded in July of 2013 with the cornerstone belief that high quality luxury watches with timeless designs can be exclusive and attainable too. To this end, all of our timepices are designed in-house and all components are custom made to our strict, detailed specifications. The lone exception being the movements. These are carefully selected to be proven robust and reliable movements with as little maintenance required as possible. As such, all are either Swiss or Japanese manufactured movements.
The last quarter of 2017 saw the launch of our new professional line of watches - BELUGA. Why BELUGA? Believe it or not - the Vermont State Fossil is a Beluga whale skeleton which was discovered in a farmer's field in 1849. And what differentiates the BELUGA line from the MWW Series? The BELUGA professional line of watches uses Swiss mechanical movements and may be assembled and tested in the USA or entirely Swiss made. They also feature higher end accessories.
Regardless of which line up you choose your watch from, you can always expect our timepieces to be thoughtfully designed and well engineered with a high build quality and extremely good value. And we will stand behind each and every one we make. In addition, to show our sincere appreciation for our customers, anyone who purchases a ManchesterWatchWorks TM watch directly from us will have a 10% discount for all future purchases (see "Information" tab for complete details).
We now proudly offer design and OEM manufacturing services. Whether you're a seasoned watch brand looking for fresh ideas or a start-up looking for complete watch services (design, prototyping, manufacturing, logistics), those who utilize these services benefit from our years of experience with our solid team of suppliers. To inquire about these services, use our Contact form or email us.
We are also firm believers in giving back to our community and our planet. As such, we strive to use eco-friendly packaging whenever we can. Plus, 1% of all gross sales will be donated annually to St. Jude's Children Hospital, World Wildlife Fund and/or the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Enjoy your time, Douglas Kim Founder
P.S. Since we were born in Vermont, our logo not only depicts the letters 'M' and 'W' for our name, but also the Green Mountains (top triangles) and their reflections on a glassy lake (bottom triangles).