MKII now focusing on complete watches, drops selling parts

This is not fresh news per se but Bill Yao (founder of legendary MKII watch companyannounced on February 10th 2010 his decision to stop selling parts (dials, hands and case parts) to focus on complete watches only.

Mr. Yao started his business by selling modding parts for ETA-based watches (mainly dials and hands), and success allowed him to move towards the design of complete watches and the acquisition of the legendary Tornek-Rayville trademark.

The entrepreneur eventually found himself overwhelmed by the combined demands of development, orders fulfillment and family life. This new focus on complete watches seems logical to me. I bid Mr. Yao good luck on his new endeavour.

From left to right: Bill Yao, Watchuseek moderator Mike Stuffler and Watchuseek founder Ernie Romers

From left to right: Bill Yao, Watchuseek moderator Mike Stuffler and Watchuseek founder Ernie Romers (credit Watchuseek.com)

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