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Why Your Next Watch Should Be Made In LA

September 2017Mr Porter

With so many watch brands on MR PORTER (we carry more than 20 at the time of writing), it can be difficult to decide which one is the right for you. Perhaps you’re a more traditional chap, and want something classic and Swiss. Maybe you prefer something a little more contemporary, to fit a more active lifestyle. Maybe you’re looking for something that borrows a little from both camps.

Today, we welcome Weiss to MR PORTER – an LA watch brand founded in 2013 by the hirsute California native Mr Cameron Weiss. Having benefitted from a stint at the Nicolas G Hayek Watchmaking School, where he emerged as a WOSTEP-certified watchmaker, he has also experienced extensive training at both Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin. Using this knowledge of esteemed, traditional watchmaking, Mr Weiss’ mission is to restore prestige to modern American timepieces. In an attempt to champion US watchmaking techniques, he sources as many materials domestically as possible. It means Weiss is the only brand resurrecting industry practices that have not been active in the US for decades. Each watch is made by hand in Mr Weiss’s LA studio (a process which takes more than 35 hours per piece), merging traditional processes with modern technological advances. Below, we look in greater detail at the watches we have on offer on MR PORTER.

The classic

Weiss
Special Issue 42mm Stainless Steel and Leather Field Watch
Peyote Bird
Sterling Silver, Turquoise and Tiger's Eye Bracelet