The New Generation Of Watchmakers

Esquire|The Big Black Book - Fall/Winter 2019

The New Generation Of Watchmakers
BRINGING FRESH ENERGY TO A CENTURIES-OLD PROFESSION

Watchmaking calls to mind an aging Swiss eccentric, hunched over a cluttered workbench, fiddling with some esoteric timepiece. But, in truth, the profession is younger (and more vibrant) than ever before. Just look at Crown & Caliber, a leading online retailer for pre-owned modern timepieces from top Swiss heritage brands. The company keeps a team of expert watchmakers, technicians, polishers, and refinishers on staff; they’re all part of a new generation that’s breathing life into an old-world vocation. Travis Hines, the head watchmaker, exemplifies this breed of modern craftsman.

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The Big Black Book - Fall/Winter 2019