Weiss Watches are handmade in Los Angeles using time-honored Swiss mechanical movements and methods. Head watchmaker Cameron Weiss received his training in Switzerland, a country whose history of watchmaking reaches back to the mid-16th century. All case parts, dials, hands, spring bar tools, straps and packaging are designed, engineered and manufactured in Los Angeles. The mechanical movements, buckles, case-back screws and spring bar screws are made in Switzerland, with finishing and assembly completed at the Weiss Watches studio in Los Angeles. Cases, crowns and buckles are forged from 316L stainless steel (a biocompatible steel that is resistant to corrosion even against daily contact with body oils), allowing the best corrosion resistance for a timepiece that will last for years to come. Movement parts are made from traditional metal alloys, unchanged since the 1800s, allowing any professional watchmaker to make repairs using standard tools into the foreseeable future. Dials are made from the highest grade of naval or red brass, machined from a solid piece of brass with no welds or weak points, featuring hand-painted and printed details. Transparent sapphire crystal, synthetically derived to be free of imperfections and structural flaws, is used on the front and back of the case.
With proper care, Weiss Watches are meant to be worn for years and passed on to following generations. Everyday Care: Winding When setting or winding, remove the watch from your wrist for ease of manipulating the crown. It is best to wind your watch every day at the same time regardless of power reserve, in order to keep the mainspring taut and provide the greatest level of torque for the highest level of accuracy. Even if not being worn, a mechanical watch should be wound at least once a month. To wind, turn the crown clockwise until it resists further winding without forcing. Water Resistance To protect the movement from moisture, ensure that the crown is always pushed back in once time is set. After exposure to seawater, your watch should be rinsed carefully with room temperature water and dried with a soft cloth. To maintain water resistance, avoid contact with harsh chemicals and products, such as lotions or perfumes, as these can damage the integrity of the seals. Water resistance testing should be performed at least once per year if your timepiece is regularly exposed to wet environments. The water resistance of a timepiece is not a permanent characteristic and can be affected by the external environment and wear and tear. Leather straps are finely crafted from natural materials and should not be exposed to water or liquids that may damage them and cause premature wear. (Case is water resistant to 330 feet (100 meters).) Other Recommendations Avoid placing your watch on or near electronics that contain magnets or can generate powerful magnetic fields (i.e. speakers, televisions, x-ray equipment). Avoid thermal or other types of unnecessary shocks. Avoid excessive heat or excessive cold. The mechanical movement is designed to withstand temperatures between 14°F and 104°F. Outside this range of temperatures, lubricants in the movement can be damaged. An intermediate service is ideal after two years to ensure the proper function of your timepiece by restoring water resistance and maintaining the integrity of the case parts and movement. This process, which takes 2 – 3 weeks to complete, includes: · Removing movement from case · Completing disassembly of case parts · Optional refinishing of case parts · Ultrasonic cleaning of case parts · Replacing all gaskets and seals · Controlling movement functions and regulation of timing · Re-assembling · Performing complete water resistance testing · Final inspection and quality control Complete Maintenance Service (Year 5) After 4 - 6 years, the mechanical movement can begin to show decreasing accuracy. This is due to evaporation of lubrication in the movement gear train and escapement. The Complete Maintenance Service is recommended at this interval and is a comprehensive service that restores your timepiece to its best possible state. (The service and replacement parts are covered by a two-year warranty.) This process, which takes 4 – 6 weeks to complete, includes: · Inspection and diagnosis · Separation of the movement from the case · Separate hands and dial from movement · Complete disassembly of movement · Pre-cleaning of movement parts · Inspect all parts of movement and repair or replace worn or damaged parts as required · Ultrasonic cleaning of disassembled movement parts · Assemble and lubricate movement to proper specifications · Fit dial and hands to movement · Test and regulate movement before casing up · Complete disassembly of case parts · Optional refinishing of case parts · Ultrasonic cleaning of case parts · Re-assemble case with all new gaskets and seals · Mount movement in case · Control movement functions and regulation of timing · Complete case up and perform complete water resistance testing · Final inspection quality control To schedule service, contact Weiss Watches or your trusted professional watchmaker.
Weiss Watches is one of the few companies creating watches from start to finish in the United States, including designing, engineering, manufacturing their own cases and dials, and finishing each movement by hand. Head watchmaker Cameron Weiss received his first plastic watch as a present from his great-aunt, and it was then that his fascination with timepieces began. He began collecting watches at a very young age. Weiss graduated from the Nicolas G. Hayek Watchmaking School as a WOSTEP (Watchmakers of Switzerland Training and Educational Program) Certified Watchmaker, after which he underwent extensive training at Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin, two of the most prestigious luxury watch brands in both Switzerland and the United States. Cameron is a member of the American Watchmakers Clockmakers Institute (AWCI) and the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC).
Handmade and assembled in Los Angeles. Machined naval brass face in latte color with skeletonized steel hands. Stainless steel case, double-domed and beveled sapphire front face with beveled sapphire caseback. Case is water resistant to 330 feet (100 meters).
9.8 inches long (25 cm)
1.6 inches diameter x ½ inch high (including crown)
(4 cm x 1.3 cm)
7.7 inches long x 0.8 inches wide
(19.5 cm x 2 cm)
0.7 inches wide (1.8 cm)
Weighs 91 grams
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