An Afternoon with Weiss Watches
Those interested in the micro-brand watch universe, have likely heard of Weiss Watches. My interest in their company & watches first stemmed from their efforts to reintroduce watchmaking to the United States, even going as far to develop their own in-house manual movement. Currently, the owner at Weiss Watches, Cameron, is on a road trip across in a refurbished Land Rover Series 2.8, to show off their watches and meet their fans. Fortunately for me, they made a stop in Nashville, and I went to check out what they had to offer.
Prior to this, I had only ever seen their watches online and on Instagram, and to be honest, I knew very little about the company. Upon arrival at their event, I was greeted by Cameron and invited to check out the watches they had on display, as they explained the main differences between the models, and what makes each piece special.
Weiss Watches have a charming vintage vibe that are classic in style, but still unique in design. I’m a big supporter of many micro-brands, but not all micro-brand watches are created equal; and it was clear from the first few minutes handling some of Weiss’ pieces that they were a tier above the competition. The cases are finished extremely well, smooth edges, and had a nice presence on wrist. The watches I handled all featured sapphire case-backs utilizing Unitas movements, with the exception of their in-house movement which is currently only featured on one model.
While I enjoyed many of the pieces, I was particularly drawn to the Standard Issue Field Watch with the white dial. The case size fit my wrist perfectly, and I’m a real sucker for a well executed white dial. And clocking in at slightly less than $1,000...it’s an awfully tempting piece that I’m going to have to keep on my radar.