HOW WATCHES ARE MADE: VERO (PORTLAND

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HOW WATCHES ARE MADE: VERO (PORTLAND

Post by koimaster » April 3rd 2018, 8:29pm

Today, we’re kicking off a new video series we’re calling How Watches Are Made. Each installment will focus on bringing you a behind-the-scenes look at the the manufacturing capabilities of different watch brands—both big and small. For our first episode, we’re checking in with VERO, a relatively young company out of Portland, Oregon, which has, over the last four years, done some pretty big things.

“I really just want to make a watch.” These eight words, spoken over a couple of beers one night in 2014, launched VERO, a young watchmaking outfit based in Portland, Oregon. But friends and co-founders Chris Boudreaux and Danny Recordon were not watchmakers. They were simply enthusiasts who loved watches. Still, the thought of contracting the work out to a factory in the Far East didn’t cross their mind. “We knew we wanted to make them,” explains Danny, the self-taught engineer on the team. “Rather than prototype somewhere else . . . we wanted to design [and] prototype in our own shop, on our own timeline, and have full control.”


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Post by foghorn » April 4th 2018, 4:50am

Great new story. A couple of hipsters with no watchmaking experience decide to start a watch company. What are the odds??

They are,however,not awful and surprisingly low priced considering assuming that everything ,save for the movement, is manufactured "in house".
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Post by Mark1 » April 4th 2018, 8:22am

In a way I admire that they took an idea and are actually doing something with it. It's not a bad looking watch. But when I buy a watch I would like to know that it was made by someone with training and experience in the field. The self-taught engineer bit scares me. Don't you need some related degree to claim the title? I brew beer as a hobby but self-taught brewmaster is a term I wouldn't use to describe myself.
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Re: HOW WATCHES ARE MADE: VERO (PORTLAND

Post by conjurer » May 25th 2022, 11:23pm

jason_recliner wrote:
May 25th 2022, 9:59pm
Ok, these look fine but how much is really made in the USA? Don't have time or energy to watch the video.

I don't do sleeveless, but are the hoodies made in USA? I'd buy them.
For the price? Nope. I would contend that literally nothing from this brand is made in the USA. I, however, would wear the sleeveless vest (as the Brits say) simply to show off my guns, which are legendary.
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Post by DoctorIvey » May 26th 2022, 4:18am

jason_recliner wrote:
May 25th 2022, 9:59pm
Ok, these look fine but how much is really made in the USA? Don't have time or energy to watch the video.

I don't do sleeveless, but are the hoodies made in USA? I'd buy them.
They leave me colder than an Eskimo hitchhiker’s thumb. The website admits that all the parts are made elsewhere and assembled in house. Like those kits that hipsters give each other for watches and beer.
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