Leonard & Church Watches
A new timepiece company offering sleek designs and affordable luxury
When Jeff Leung graduated college, he began the arduous odyssey of job searching and, even though smartphones display the time, Leung felt wearing a watch was a necessary part of appearing professional. He also decided that an inexpensive plastic or metal watch does make for a polished look. Now by corralling manufacturing contacts around the world, Leung and his team at Leonard & Church have found a way to offer classic design and quality workmanship at an affordable price so everyone can buy one of their watches.
Leonard & Church has developed personal relationships allowing them to partner directly with some of world’s leading luxury timepiece manufacturers. "Our manufacturer handcrafts luxury watches that retail around the world for over $800,” said Leung. (One of their manufacturers produces the watch that President Obama wears.) With these manufacturing partnerships and our direct-to-consumer approach, they skip the industry’s middle-men markups.
Leonard & Church watch designs range from their sleek classics to chronographs with Roman or Arabic numerals. The surgical-grade stainless steel cases and scratch-resistant mineral glass lenses have Miyota movements. Bands are made from crocodile patterned, padded leather or double-stitched nylon and woven tweed with leather backing.
The name Leonard & Church refers to an intersection in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood, paying homage to the neighborhood and city that brought them together. “The area is rapidly changing; a few of us lived and worked in the area and we love the lifestyle that it embodies,” said Leung.
Leonard & Church's Kickstarter aims to help fund their first round of production, and $90 will secure a watch of your own.
Images courtesy of Leonard & Church