The Cincinnati Watch Company is a watch micro-brand owned by entrepreneurs Rick Bell and Mark Stegman.
Rick, a raving mechanical watch enthusiast, and Mark, owner of The Langley Group, a digital marketing company, first teamed up in 2016 with Build Your Own Watch, a company catering to like-minded watch enthusiasts interested in assembling their own mechanical watches.
Later, the two started the Cincinnati Watch Company, a brand focused on the traditional watch buyer, offering quality-crafted watches inspired by Cincinnati, the city they love.
We Give Back
Cincinnati Watch Company is committed to giving back to the community. A portion of the sale of every watch we produce benefits valuable local Cincinnati institutions.
In 2018 we partnered with the Cincinnati Museum Center creating the limited edition "Union Terminal Watch", a watch made in homage of the art deco clock on the face of The Union Terminal to mark the historic completion of two years of restoration that literally saved the art deco "Temple to Transportation".
We Believe in Design
Cincinnati Watch Company spends years working on a single watch design. We work not only appearance, quality of the construction and ease of serviceability are all considered. We are not using “off the shelf” designs, each watch is a unique custom developed timepiece.
We Demand Quality
Cincinnati Watch Company uses only Swiss or Japanese made movements known for reliability. Owner Rick Bell personally tests and inspects every watch before it is sent to a customer. This includes adjusting the watch for accuracy and inspecting the watch for defects. Any watch not meeting Rick’s strict standards will be totally disassembled and re-built on his workbench locally in Cincinnati.