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Interview with a Watchmaker: Leo Padron

Welcome back to our recurring “Interview with a Watch Maker” series.  In this series, we’re talking with a variety of folks from across the industry, and get insight into their background, what drives them, and why they’re coming up with the designs they’re creating.  Today, we’re speaking with Leo Padron, the man behind the Kickstarter success story, Padron Watch Company.  Read on to see what the first watch he broke was, and what drives his designs, and a surprising Downton Abbey reference.

Interview with a Watch Maker, Marvin Menke of Hemel Watches

Welcome back to our recurring “Interview with a Watch Maker” series.  In this series, we’re talking with a variety of folks from across the industry, and get insight into their background, what drives them, and why they’re coming up with the designs they’re creating.  Today, we’re speaking with Marvin Menke, the man at the helm of Hemel Watches.

Interview with Watch Maker – Mark Carson

Welcome back to our recurring “Interview with a Watch Maker” series.  In this series, we’re talking with a variety of folks from across the industry, and get insight into their background, what drives them, and why they’re coming up with the designs they’re creating.  Today, we’re speaking with Mark Carson about all those things and his eponymous watch brand.

Interview with a Watch Maker – Andrew Perez of Astor + Banks

Welcome back to our recurring “Interview with a Watch Maker” series.  In this series, we’re talking with a variety of folks from across the industry, and get insight into their background, what drives them, and why they’re coming up with the designs they’re creating.  Today, we’re speaking with Andrew Perez of Astor + Banks about all those things.

Interview with a Watch Maker – Chris Vail

Welcome back to what has proven to be a very popular feature, the “Interview with a Watch Maker” series.  We’re planning to talk with a wide variety of folks in the industry, so you can get some insight into what makes them tick.  Today, we’re speaking with Chris “Doc” Vail, the man behind Lew & Huey, as well as NTH.

Interview with a Watch Maker: Tõnis Leissoo of Estonia 1918

With our post yesterday, we brought you word of a new brand and their inaugural watch, out of Estonia.  Fortunately for us (and you) this also coincides with our efforts to start putting some more questions to the brands we work with.  With that, let’s get into the latest installment of our series, “Interview with a Watch Maker.”  Today, we’re talking with Tõnis Leissoo of Estonia 1918.

Interview with a Watch Maker: Reuven Lakein of Rebeltime Watches

Reuven and Shneur Lakein of Brooklyn’s Rebeltime launched their Kickstarter earlier this month, and have blown past their initial funding goal. They’re brothers, and business partners. WWR interviewed them to get the story behind the four chronographs they’re making. 

The watches start at $149 USD, are 10atm water-resistant, fully stainless steel, equipped with a Miyota os20 and sapphire crystal. They’re aiming towards raising enough to make their leather straps in NYC; you can learn more about the watches at  rebeltime.com

Interview with a Watch Maker: Cal Giordano of Timemachinist Watches

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As of late, we have taken to putting a set of questions to the brands we have been working with. While it was originally intended to sort of help flesh out the background information for our review, they have been turning into a great resource, that helps us – and now you – get some insight into the people behind the watches we are reviewing.  With that, let’s kick off our inaugaral edition of our new series, Interviews with a Watch Maker.  Today, we’re talking with Cal Giordano of Timemachinist Watches.