Starting any sort of business on your own is always a daunting task, but have you ever wondered what it’s like to start up your own watch brand? Scott Wilk of Wilk Watchworks definitely has a story to tell. Beginning his journey as a jeweler and discovering watchmaking from the outside in is only part of what sets Scott’s experience apart, so we paid a visit to his small workshop in Toronto on a balmy -10ºC (14ºF) winter’s day and let him tell us his tale.
Ever wondered what makes microbrands so interesting? Well, perhaps it’s that the company founders are alive today, have yet to be exalted to superhuman status within horological folklore, and their grand visions have yet to come into complete focus. It makes for a much more human connection between enthusiast and brand, and Wilk Watchworks can definitely demonstrate why we all feel compelled to pursue our love of watches.
Watch our full interview with Scott and find out how he got to where he is, where he’s going from here, and what he has for your wrist. (Doctor Wilk …I’ll need 41mm of Tourbillon, STAT!)