To start things off, like a fine wine, every single daniel wellington watch will develop its own special character and patina over time. The leather band will gain depth and beauty while the stainless steel case and genuine mother-of-pearl dial develop their own unique chameleon qualities with age and wear.
Daniel Wellington is a watch company founded by Filip Tysander in 2012. It was created after he discovered that ” the classic men’s watch had lost its connection to modern lifestyles.” His goal was to bring back the elegance and class of old timepieces while still keeping them functional for modern times.
The collection includes four different styles – Classic (40mm), Grant (36mm), Canterbury (38mm) and Bond (42mm). Each style comes with different dials made from mother of pearl, canvas or black or brown calf leather straps. The watches also feature the names of cities on their dials, which are meant to inspire memories for the wearer; they include Sydney, London, Rome, Stockholm, New York, and Tokyo.
The watches are also the perfect gift since they come in a stylish watch box and have interchangeable straps. This means that you can easily replace the original black or brown leather strap with a new one, should you so desire!
There is nothing better than getting yourself (or your special someone) something practical and unique for Christmas, and Daniel Wellingtons fits this description perfectly.
The brand has over 90% positive reviews on their website and after reading some of them I can see why – their products really are as great as everyone says they are!
Just take a look at what these customers had to say about it: “I recently purchased my second DW watch, upon loving my first one very much. As always DW does not disappoint…I highly recommend this amazing brand and all it’s products. Quality is outstanding!” – Oisin, Ireland.
” This watch is everything I wanted in a classic timepiece. As many others have said, the customer service is second to none as well! Looking for your next high-quality accessory? Look no further than Daniel Wellington.”-Tyler, USA.
Speaking of customer service, every product purchased from the company has its serial number etched into the backplate, making each model unique. That way if you happen to lose your watch or it gets damaged while you’re wearing it (which hopefully won’t be the case!) they can easily identify it and send you out a new one at no additional cost!
So if you’re looking for a gift that will make your special someone smile, Daniel Wellington is the way to go! If I could give some advice to anyone interested in buying one of these amazing timepieces it would be this: Belief what everyone else says about them – they really are great. Not only are their products unique and beautiful, but there’s something about them that makes them seem different from all the other watches out there.
Daniel Wellington watches’ two founders are Filip Tysander and Alejandro Pedraz who met in an airport when Filip was on his way to London for some business.
Alejandro is a third-generation watchmaker with more than 15 years of experience in the industry while Filip was a serial entrepreneur and CEO of his own e-learning company at the time. Alejandro caught Filip’s eye as he passionately talked about watches – particularly how to make elegant but affordable watches.
A conversation was sparked when they found out that both had the same idea of creating a watch brand where premium quality is paired with minimalist design.
Daniel Wellington watches started their operations in Hong Kong, where they set up their design studio, showroom, and corporate office, before moving to London which now serves as their headquarters.
The first line of Daniel Wellington watches was launched in October 2013 using an Indiegogo campaign that raised $100 000 more than expected during its 30 days run raising over $1 million total.
The watches were even put on display at Harvey Nichols’ flagship store on Regent Street in Central London as well as other key locations throughout Europe such as Stockholm’s NK department store Nordiska Kompaniet and Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport.
Now, three years later there are stores in over 35 countries around the world with more set to open soon including Australia, Russia, Singapore, and Indonesia. Daniel Wellington is both sold by third parties as well as online on their own website which is available in English, French, Japanese, and Portuguese among others.
You don’t need a lot of money or an expensive education to start your own watch brand either – although it helps! All you need is the passion for design and a great team who can come up with new ideas, concepts, and designs for watches. Suppose you have access to someone who has experience within the watch industry. In that case, this will benefit your business as they will help you navigate the waters of opening a brand.
Daniel Wellington prides itself on providing excellent customer service and offering hassle-free returns and exchanges for any faulty watches or items that are seen to be not up to standard. They even offer guidance and advice if you’re unsure what watch would compliment your own unique style or wardrobe. If you’re looking for a gift for someone, they have jewelry and accessories available to match their daniel wellington watch with other items in their collection such as stylish cuff links or a beautiful box to keep it safe.
If I were considering getting my own daniel wellington watch, I would definitely want one of their Classic models – perhaps the Classic St Mawes Blue or the Classic Sheffield Black. Both come with a dark brown leather strap that you can easily change to match your outfit or mood and would be great for business or social occasions alike.
Daniel Wellington watches also offer some more sophisticated designs with their Sheffield and Bond ranges. The Sheffield is inspired by traditional British style while the Bond range draws on inspiration from elegantly designed watches from the 50’s but still features the minimalist design that Daniel Wellington is known for.
With prices starting at just $165 you really can’t go wrong in investing in one of these timepieces as they will not only add sophistication and class to any outfit, they’ll stand out in the crowd and can last for years if looked after correctly. There are even more expensive ranges available with the Liverpool, Hammersmith, and Clifton lines.
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