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Giving New Life To A Family's Cherished WW2 Pin

Giving New Life To A Family's Cherished WW2 Pin

Crafting custom watches might its be one of the most fun jobs I could have ever imagined, It can also be one of the most stressful! When tasked with encapsulating a piece of family memorabilia that has incredible value there’s a lot of pressure to make sure we get it right the first time because if we don’t there’s no second try. It was the case we dealt with when approached by a customer to memorialize her fathers RCAF Pin in a custom timepiece. The idea and design was beautiful and the gift to her son was stunning. I asked her some questions:...

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Introducing our first watch made from a shipwreck: The SS Dominator - 1944 LE Edition

Introducing our first watch made from a shipwreck: The SS Dominator - 1944 LE Edition

  - This has been our most intricate work to date and we couldn’t be more excited. From hiking to a remote area of California for pieces of a historic frontline WWII supply ship to hand-engraving the case, caseback, movement and dial, we were met with challenges at every turn. The result is a stunning one-of-a-kind timepiece that is influenced by an important piece of history: the SS Dominator. The waves on the dial, rope around the case and the piece of the ship secured at the 12 o’clock position all represent the efforts of brave men and women who risked their...

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Returning Home - The journey of a railroad track that returned home 137 years later.

Returning Home - The journey of a railroad track that returned home 137 years later.

On August 31, 2018 we received an email: “I live in Wales and am interested in the Blaenavon watch as my great- great-grandmother was a “coke hauler” at the iron works at the time the rail was manufactured! Could you please give me an idea of the cost of the watch including postage and any Canadian / UK taxes that I would have to pay…I live 6 miles from the iron works, the family has not travelled far in the last 135 years!” 137 years after the rail was manufactured and sent to Canada help facilitate the transport of coal...

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Novo Newsletter 11.29.18

Novo Newsletter 11.29.18

What we’re doing Updating New Images. Better product pages. Updated website. My favourite part is the product pages, which make it SO MUCH EASIER to see all imagery at the top. We also updated each description with a video talking about the product. See the new product page      Article we’re reading Inside The Manufacture: The New IWC Manufakturzentrum We’ve got some SERIOUS office envy. IWC is one of the top Swiss watch companies and their new headquarters is amazing! Check out the article PC: MonochromeWatches     Quote we’re contemplating - Harvey Mackay A great reminder about how...

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Introducing: Heirloom. Our newest product line designed by you.

Introducing: Heirloom. Our newest product line designed by you.

  We are excited to introduce our newest collection; your meaningful mementos molded into custom timepieces. We can design and hand make a timepiece of your treasured items. It is a unique way to mold history, memories and pride into something used daily; a timepiece to sit on wrists for generations.To highlight a project we’ve done in the past, we introduce the Campbell Family timepiece:     In the fall of 1963, Allister found himself on a train headed to northern Alberta for work. Little did he know, this was the beginning of a wonderful new chapter in his life. Seated...

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Introducing our new lineup with more hands

Introducing our new lineup with more hands

We are dedicated to preserving the human element in all stages of creation ensuring each and every product has a soul and keeps a physical relationship with the way we once did things; by hand.   We have been creating hand made watches, here in Lethbridge, for over a year now. Reflecting on that we are grateful for the customer support we have had, the challenges we have overcome to become better, and our even deeper appreciation for the magic in hands. Yes, the beauty in our product comes from the miracle that the human hands are. From our local craftsmen...

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