I’d just bought my first ever handmade watch—and was excited to wear it for the first time as its legitimate owner. I put it on, glanced at it, and to be honest, I felt a little bit let down. I mean, it looked just as extravagant as it did when I first saw it, but for some reason—I had this expectation that I would get some kind of magical feeling once my first handmade watch was officially mine, and on my wrist.
There had been so much praise online and by friends—on how good these watches were, which I attribute to my misguided expectations.
Still feeling a bit let down, I brought the watch closer to my face, and noticed something about the carvings on the dial. They looked rough, a unique look that I knew you wouldn’t be able to get from watches made in a factory. To me the roughness was what I call the ‘prefect imperfection’. Noticing this lifted my spirits, as I realized that my new watch was truly unique.
To me, it’s these small details that differentiate my handmade watch from cookie cutter, mass produced watches. But if you need more convincing, these are what I’ve found to be the best points in having a handmade watch:
Each watch is unique Although they may be based on the same designs, each watch is made individually, and whilst they may be the smallest of differences, they give it a soul of its own. There’s nothing like having the feeling of having something unique, and one of a kind.
Watchmakers put there soul into handmade watches It’s not easy to make a handmade watch. It takes a great deal of skill and years of experience for it to be perfectly crafted. Watchmakers dedicate years of practice and take in a lifetime of knowledge so that they can produce an exquisite masterpiece.
Unrivalled quality You can expect the highest grade watch from those that are handcrafted. As I mentioned, watchmakers, take their craft serious. Premium quality materials are sources, and put together, with techniques that have been developed from years of experience.
Watches can really express your style and who you are. Handmade watches may not be for everyone, but the exceptional amount of watches out there shouldn’t be overlooked. We at Kusuyama, have made sure to only stock handmade watches in our catalogue. It’s quite ironic when you think about it; that is, handmade watches are timeless pieces, made for telling the time.