You showed me some designs for an open source movement. Can you tell me a little more about openmovement and why it’s so important for smaller watch brands like yourself?
openmovement is a project that I learned about a couple years ago on the internet. I reached out to the team in Switzerland to see if I could help since I really love their ideas. Now I have been making movement parts to help them with the testing phases of the movement. The idea is that the design of a base movement is created and tested before the manufacturing files are released to the public. Anyone who wants to use the files to produce movements can do so, and any additions or improvements they make will be open source so that everyone can use those developments. It is a first for watchmaking, and I hope it leads to a spread of knowledge and growth within the industry. It will allow for new people to have access to watchmaking knowledge that wasn’t readily available before. (Editor’s note: we wrote about openmovement here, and you can check out their website here).
Is there anything exciting you’re currently working on that you can share with our readers?
In late June we launched two new Limited Edition 42mm Titanium Standard Issue Field Watches in Agave and Carbon dials. We sold through them very quickly, so quickly that you might want to keep an eye out for something new coming very soon!
These are the first models to be sold with our new lifetime warranty program. We are proud of what we manufacture and want to stand behind our product. Our new warranty allows for you to bring back any manufacturing issue for us to service under warranty.
Where can we find you when you’re not making watches here at the shop? Any other hobbies?
When I am not at the workshop, you can usually find me outdoors. I enjoy biking around Nashville, taking my wife and daughters camping in our camper van, working on my old cars, remodeling our backyard, and woodwork. I don’t sit still much.
We at Bilofy.com want to thank Cameron for taking the time to show us around his new Nashville shop. You can find out more about Weiss Watch Co. and stay up to date with their latest releases at www.weisswatchcompany.com.