Towson Watch Company specializes in the craft-production of mechanical timepieces. We design, prototype, assemble, and perform most elements of the watchmaking process at our workshops in Towson, MD. Components are sourced strictly by our partners in Switzerland and Germany. All Towson watches are powered by high-grade Swiss movements that have been decorated and modified by our watchmakers. We work closely with every one of our collaborators to produce a guaranteed quality, design, and exclusivity that exceeds the standard of American fine watchmaking.
TWC was established in 1998 by George Thomas and Hartwig Balke, two German engineers that moved to America with the dream of starting a watch company. While initially built on the custom production of timepieces for high-end clientele, TWC has developed various limited edition collections over recent years to provide more of you with an accessible entrance to luxury horology. With a traditional and personalized approach to the horologist's craft, Towson watches cater to your individuality and love for the craft.
All Towson watch models are exclusively sold on this website or at our store in Baltimore City located at101 W Dickman St. Baltimore, MD 21230. This allows us to offer you an accessible price point unmatched by any other high-grade mechanical watchmaker.
Each limited edition model produced by Towson Watch Company is limited in quantity to 100 pieces. Each model in our masterpiece collection is limited to 50 pieces while custom watches can range in production quantity from one to five total pieces. Once a model is sold out, it will never be produced again.
Every Towson Watch comes with a two year warranty. At any point within two years of purchase, a customer can send their watch back to us for free repair and servicing.
Considering our pieces are exclusively sold to customers directly by us, no paperwork is required to ensure the warranty. Just send your watch back and we will return it to you as soon as possible.
Some exceptions may apply:
Orders are processed and shipped within two days of purchase. We guarantee item delivery within five days of payment completion, unless a watch must be built, customized or altered according to the customer’s preferences. Items are shipped using FedEx and signatures are required. Worldwide.
If customers are unhappy with their purchase or would like to consider a different model, we offer returns within 7 days of item delivery. Customers are asked to pay for return shipping. Once the item is received at our office, the purchase will be refunded.
Design and assembly strictly takes place in-house. Our watchmaking team is led by master horologists, George Thomas and Hartwig Balke, whom serve as mentors and instructors for the newer members of our team. Cases, dials, hands, movements and bands are all produced by our partners in Switzerland and Germany in close collaboration with us. Once TWC receives the base components, our watchmakers modify the cases, decorate the movement, apply guilloche and embellishments to the dial, etc. Once everything is refined, the final stage of the process is assembly, which usually takes place once a watch is ordered. For certain custom pieces, our watchmakers will sometimes mold cases in-house and construct movements from scratch in-house.
In a world of pervasive branding and deceptive hype, Towson Watch Company intends to exhibit the purest form of craft watchmaking. Our name, in itself, signals to the traditional and personalized approach to the craft. Rather than offering a brand name or status signal, Towson Watch Company puts all of its emphasis on quality, exclusivity and design. We consciously avoid the limitations of brand image and seek to provide timepieces to those who appreciate the timepiece itself, rather than the status symbol associated with it. When people look down at their Towson watch on their wrist, they admire the craft of the instrument and its aesthetic appeal. Our watches allow you to recognize your love for watchmaking as a form of art.
We intend for our brand to represent nothing but the quintessential image of high-grade mechanical watchmaking in its purest form. Owning a Towson Watch means owning a piece of American watchmaking history in the form of horological art. Purchasing a Towson Watch doesn’t entail acquiring its cultural and lifestyle affiliations, but rather, entails a realization of one’s love for watches. Our customers buy the watch itself because of their love for its design, quality and exclusivity, with no external factors at play.
American watchmakers have struggled to survive in the modern era as European competition dominates the market. This prevents many potential customers from purchasing watches from American brands out of fear that the watches won’t be worth anything once the company goes out of business. Thankfully for us, our customers don’t have to worry about that as Towson Watch Company has persisted for over twenty years with no end in sight. Strong ownership, the quality of product and the mastery of our watchmakers ensures a lasting legacy for the brand. In addition, the value of our watches is completely vested in their materials and technology. Unlike any other watch manufacturer with the same quality and attention to detail, we seek small margins to provide our customers with an accessible and justified price that is only dependent on the watch itself.