Canadian Independent - Bradley Taylor

Mar 13, 2024,05:29 AM
 

Will be touring Bradley Taylor's workshop this Thursday with a group! Will try to take some pics.

For those that do not know him, he's one of Canada's only independents. He has some very cool things in the works, but here's an earlier piece of his and here's a good write up on him:  watchesbysjx.com


Our population is very small in Canada compared to the US, so it's extra impressive he has managed to set up a workshop here in Vancouver and produce watches. Machinery etc is not nearly as available as even the US...and of course not even close to what you can get in big manufacturing hot zones for watches like Switzerland...



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+1

 
 By: Derreck : March 13th, 2024-12:31
Although its an easier fix than other components

Good to know!

 
 By: amanico : March 13th, 2024-22:00

Agreed.

 
 By: amanico : March 13th, 2024-22:00

++1! (nt)

 
 By: Ronald Held : March 15th, 2024-16:15
NT

Good to see this Canadian independent …

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : March 13th, 2024-09:02
I wish Bradley Taylor every success for the future and look forward to reading your thoughts on this project.

It is.

 
 By: amanico : March 13th, 2024-10:14

The Paragon (The watch shown) is made to order...

 
 By: BigFatPauli : March 13th, 2024-10:49
So the dial isn't Bradley's choice - It was chosen by the buyer. The movement is a Vaucher and the dials are, if I recall correctly, made by Comblémine.

Ha! I see!

 
 By: amanico : March 13th, 2024-22:27

Canadian, eh?

 
 By: India Whiskey Charlie : March 13th, 2024-13:42
So, he makes his own hands and assembles the watch using Robertson screws. Major components are made elsewhere. As much Canadian as the Fleming is American... " Very much a made-in-Canada wristwatch , the Paragon is a classical time-only that’s assembled ... 

Canadians seem to like Robertson screws.

 
 By: Steve E : March 13th, 2024-14:56
I have some Bryston audio gear where I first saw these screws.

Vaucher for these

 
 By: m2 : March 13th, 2024-15:15

Oh this is weird....

 
 By: SiNzz : March 14th, 2024-05:46
I've been a lurker forever and often read your posts. I am also touring his workshop this Thursday so we must know eachother from a certain group!

:D

 
 By: m2 : March 14th, 2024-17:16

 
 By: Scottrods7 : April 2nd, 2024-02:46
Bradley made a Paragon for me- it is really well done. The finishing is excellent and the dial is beautiful

Post pics!!!

 
 By: m2 : April 2nd, 2024-02:58

Yes please. (nt)

 
 By: Ronald Held : April 2nd, 2024-19:16
NT