If you have ever been tempted to become part of a Kickstarter campaign, this is one to get excited about. Get your hands on a truly unique watch, personalised to your own specifications and at an affordable price.
Alexander Gabriel Watch Company, Inc., a locally-made watch company based on the Space Coast of Florida, has partnered with XLN Technologies, the entire engineering department at Florida Institute of Technology and the Space Coast Fablab to bring to market its first line of custom 3D printed watches. Aside from Swiss mechanical movements, they design and produce all of their own parts including cases, dials, boxes and straps.
Each of the company’s timepieces are 3D printed in various special composites and hand-assembled locally with Swiss mechanical movements, sapphire crystal and custom handmade straps right on the Space Coast of Florida. All of the watch straps are hand-cut leather, hand-dyed and hand-stitched by Polito Custom Straps.
The company aims to make their watches as unique as their customers. Customers can choose the color leather and stitching they desire for their new watch as well as the dial and the Swiss Mechanical Movement of their choice. In addition, Alexander Gabriel Watch Company, Inc. will 3D print the watch box for each order and provide a name or special inscription on the box.
“We are happy to announce these partnerships and are very proud of our commitment to fine craftsmanship and to make these custom watches locally,” says Roy Trent, founder and CEO of Alexander Gabriel Watch Company, Inc. “We have had a good reception to our product and so far it’s really resonating with people. They appreciate we are USA made and that we are not farming out the manufacturing process overseas.”
The company was started by Trent’s desire to have a truly unique watch including a modern movement, classic housing, and an undeniably unique appearance. After researching and not quite finding what he was seeking, Trent had an inspirational thought about designing and producing custom watches while taking care of his young son in the middle of the night. He wanted a watch case to be crafted strong, simple and bold. And the watch itself to celebrate the lost art of taking time to do things right, a homage to the craftsmen who put the soul into the handmade generation’s message of “It takes time to make time.”
Alexander Gabriel Watch Company, Inc. provides their full and semi-custom watches at affordable prices and aims to be the first fully custom, affordable watch company.
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