Our story begins recognizing Canada’s rich heritage and trials, tribulations and triumphs through history that have shaped this great free country.
Whitby Watch Co is the Northern Time Standard, the sharer of Canada’s contribution to the free world, the teller of time and the continued commitment to horological heritage that began on the shores of Whitby with the Canada Clock Company.
Our Collection of watches are inspired by heroic feats, outstanding innovation and great Canadian’s that have defined a legacy for the free world made their efforts Distinctly Canadian. From Sir William Stephenson, one of the greatest secret agents of all time, to the Avro Arrow, a ground breaking aviation innovation that the American’s needed banishing.
It really did all begin in Whitby Ontario for us. Two families each with two mischievous boys and one family living on Intrepid Park Drive with the backdrop of a field that was once Camp X. Simple times for the young boys when they got together and tormented the neighbourhood, climbing trees, roaming through the park and even the occasional clubbing of each other with lacrosse and hockey sticks. As boys with cheeky glimmers in their eyes do.
The significance of the location these young boys adventured was solidified the day two brothers uncovered a piece of WWII memorabilia, a Nazi dagger. Such a discovery as a young man really made them realise the great history they were immersed in.
This business is homegrown on the shores of Whitby with 7 founders connected by the two families. Greg Tsagris, who found the dagger with his brother, their father Roy and Jay Harrison from the second family have assembled our founding team to pay homage to stories rarely shared about Canada but considered deeply important to the country’s growth.
We treasure time and we love to show off our wristwatch collections, so when we pooled together to start dreaming up WWCo. timepieces, one thing was certain... Quality Matters. Fine materials, elite watchmakers and tried and tested movements will be sure to see you agree, we create luxury watches to fall in love with.
Our Mission: To celebrate Canadian excellence through the art of watchmaking. At Whitby Watch Company, we create unique limited edition timepieces designed to capture and honour historical moments of Canadian achievement and contribution to the free world.
Our commitment and passion to Canadian Horology lead us down a path to steer away from crowd funding like so many others have found success with. It is typically a longer journey to bring to market and we believe Canadian’s are missing out on this combined celebration of heritage and timepieces. We choose not to take the Kickstarter route because we would either have to strip away the value of our watch packages or charge a significantly higher price tag to cover the experience we wanted to build for our customers. Like Canadians before us we found strength in the stories that we are celebrating. To step into the challenge, being distinct and bold, being intrepid. And that is the foundation of Whitby Watch Co.
Travers Hartley-Smith – The Ringer –Swam from NZ just to be Canadian, and drives the creative magic of Whitby Watch Co..
Roy Tsagris – The Grinder – While he is retired he’s still showing us all how to work hard.
Duncan Fletcher – The Radio Voice - Integral in assisting athletes transition into life like the rest of us.
Jay Harrison – The Blueliner - Former NHLer with a mean right and the highest IQ in the league
Kevin Monsour, Greg Tsagris and Chris Maly
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