Cameron Weiss, a 27 year old WOSTEP Certified Watchmaker and Los Angeles native had just one very clear goal when launching Weiss Watch Co with the Standard Issue Field Watch — to return prestige to American watchmaking.
Weiss is not the first watch company to open up shop in the United States. In fact, many years ago there were many very prevalent watch manufacturers creating cases, dials, crystals, and even movements right here in the states. One by one though, the brands were shut down or acquired by overseas corporations, and the art and craft of watchmaking left the states entirely.
Fast forward to today — mechanical watches are having a resurgence and there is increasing desire to help rebuild the American economy by buying products made stateside. Cameron Weiss is pushing this along by building his company with the notion of creating each of his timepieces by hand, entirely in his hometown of Los Angeles, CA.
Nearly every piece of the Standard Issue Field Watch is manufactured in the United States, with the exception of the Unitas 6497-1 movement, which is from Swiss origin. That being said, each movement is finished and assembled by Cameron himself, and he is currently working on bringing the manufacturing of movements to the states as well.