Word to the Weiss

By The Editors
July 5, 2013 9:00 am

Some stereotypes have the virtue of being true.

The best cigars come from Cuba.

The French, despite being quarrelsome, produce the friendliest, lightest champagnes.

And the best wristwatches – not to mention the best chocolates, multi-tools and cuckoo clocks – are indisputably Swiss.

And we’ve got a guy for that, right here in LA: Cameron Weiss, owner and operator of Weiss Watch Company, now hucking limited runs of Swiss-made but locally assembled – not to mention devastatingly stylish – wristwear.

A former student of horological titans Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin, Cameron now cranks out 500-piece runs of his own designs.

First up: the Field Watch, an understated, manual-wind beauty built from a 60-piece Swiss movement.

The watch can run for almost 50 hours per wind, boasts water-resistance to 100 ft., and with regular maintenance – about one checkup every eight years – you can expect it to someday adorn your great-grandson’s wrist.

It comes with a canvas band, but we recommend doubling down with the distressed leather alternate for versatility. And our favorite feature: an open-back, sapphire crystal case that lets you admire the watch’s dazzling, hand-assembled mechanics.

Supplies are limited, but as soon as the Field Watch sells out, Weiss will unveil a new design.

Count on it.

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