Independent watch projects come to life when individual try to fill a void left in the watch market.
That void is sometimes caused by the lack of audacious and creative designs from conservative mainstream watch companies, but it can also be caused by the frustration of watch collectors regarding cult watches that have been discontinued and brought out of financial reach by limited availability and heavy speculation; or the need to have something unique.
On one hand there are the certified watchmakers who get their hand on vintage movement and spare parts to build one-off timepieces. On the other hand there are entrepreneurs like Ken Sato, Bill Yao and Eddie Platts who venture into a “grey” intellectual property zone (recycling elements of discarted designs) and try to keep it affordable at the same time.
This web blog aimes at providing an exhaustive list of all watch builders, independent watch projects and modification parts suppliers. We hope these pages will most of all help you enjoy the watch collecting experience and hopefully help you find that rare piece or mod part that will add up to your collection.