Building Your Watch Brand
ODM & OEM Watch Manufacturer in China
The complete guide on how to start a watch brand
Start To Build A Watch Brand Or Watch Company You Want
When it comes to creating a successful watch brand or company, it’s essential to seamlessly integrate the form and function of your watches for an exceptional product that consumers will love. Timeless and elegant watches are highly sought after by consumers, while high-quality manufacturing is key to building customer loyalty and brand recognition.
At Scwarno Watch, we offer a range of private-label services and solutions in various styles, colors, materials, and finishes to help you create your own unique watch brand. We are an experienced and skilled watch manufacturer who works closely with you to ensure that your watches meet your exact specifications and exceed your expectations.
If you’re considering starting your own watch business or project but not sure where to start, we’ve prepared a simple guide to help you understand our private label watch services and how we can help you bring your unique watch ideas to life. Contact us today to learn more about our private label watch services and how we can help you create a high-quality and customized watch brand.
How to Start a Watch Brand
A watch is one of the most important fashion accessories you can own. With so many watches available on the market, designing your own watch brand can seem daunting. However, starting your own watch brand or company involves successfully balancing form and function to create timeless pieces that consumers will love. It’s crucial to work with a skilled and experienced watch manufacturer who can ensure that you receive high-quality, premium watches that customers will keep coming back to.
At Scwarno Watch, we understand that a watch is a personal item, and everyone has their own unique taste in design and style. That’s why we offer private label services across a range of styles, colors, materials, and finishes to help entrepreneurs create timepieces for upcoming and established watch brands. We guide our customers through every step of the design process and work within their budget to make quality decisions throughout.
If you’re thinking about starting a business but not sure how to start a watch brand, here’s what you need to know. We offer two options for the OEM (custom, made from scratch) process: Option 1 involves creating working prototypes only, with production scheduled later. Option 2 involves committing to the minimum order quantity, which includes designing and prototyping, as well as production.
We also offer an ODM process, which features a variety of popular existing watches. Customers can choose a watch(es), with no minimum order quantities required, and send us their digital logo/images to print on the dial and engrave on the case back. We then send virtual images for approval before producing and shipping the watches within approximately 2 weeks.
For more information on our OEM vs. ODM processes, please review our dedicated page. At Scwarno Watch, we are committed to helping our customers succeed in achieving their goals and creating high-quality, customized watches.
Defining Your Watch Brand
When it comes to designing a watch for a brand, the first step is to take some time to define the look and feel of your brand. Before delving into the details of design, there are some important questions to consider when starting a watch brand:
- Who is my target audience?
- What is their desired price point?
- What kind of materials and designs do they prefer?
- How much investment is needed?
- How will the brand sell its products (e.g., solely online, brick-and-mortar stores, wholesale, etc.)?
Once you have a general idea of the style you want to create, market research can help you determine if your ideas align with consumer expectations. Conducting a small survey can provide valuable insights on how best to start a watch brand that resonates with your potential customers.
At Scwarno Watch, we understand that building a brand requires careful planning and execution. Our team of experienced designers and craftsmen work closely with our clients to create high-quality watches that capture the essence of their brand. From concept to final production, we guide you every step of the way to ensure that your vision becomes a reality.
CREATE, CUSTOMISE OR DESIGN YOUR WATCH
Watch Parts: Customise Anything, Design Everything
Create Your Watch In The Best Possible Way & Possible Customized Watch Components To Choose From
Custom Watch Case
Custom Watch Case provides high-quality and customizable watch cases to protect your timepiece in style.
Custom Watch Movement
Custom Watch Movement offers precise and reliable watch movements that can be tailored to your specific needs.
Custom Watch Dial
Custom Watch Dial offers personalized and unique dial designs to add a touch of individuality to your timepiece.
Custom Watch Glass
Custom Watch Glass provides durable and stylish watch glass options to protect and enhance the visual appeal of your watch.
Custom Watch Bracelet
Custom Watch Bracelet offers a variety of customizable and comfortable bracelets to complement your watch and fit your style.
Custom Watch Bezel Inserts
Custom Watch Bezel Inserts offers a range of bezel insert options to enhance the appearance and functionality of your watch.
Custom Chapter Ring
Custom Chapter Ring provides personalized and unique chapter rings that add a special touch to your watch.
Custom Watch Buckle
Custom Watch Buckle offers high-quality and customizable buckles to complete the look of your watch.
Custom Watch Crown
Custom Watch Crown provides a range of customizable and functional crowns to fit your watch’s design and specifications.
Custom Watch Hands
Custom Watch Hands are unique and personalized watch hands that can be designed to enhance the appearance and functionality of a watch.
Custom Chapter Ring
Custom Chapter Rings are customizable and detachable rings that can be added to watches to display various numerical or design elements around the watch dial.
Custom Watch Resistance
Custom Watch Crystal offers a variety of personalized and durable crystal options to protect your watch face while also enhancing its style and functionality.
If you’re interested in the OEM (custom, made from scratch) process for creating a watch, you’ll need to provide visual references such as sketches or images, along with some spec ideas, including material (e.g., stainless steel, titanium), movement type, case size, glass type, dial design, band type, and more. Having a budget range in mind for the complete project or a price per unit is also important, as this information will help determine the materials, functions, and movements available for your project. At Scwarno Watch, our goal is to ensure that you are satisfied and successful with your customized watch brand.
Once you have a clear idea of your designs’ look and target price points, it’s time to start looking for watch production services. It’s crucial to work with a watch manufacturer that offers a wide range of styles and materials so that you can have a large variety of choices. Below are some watch design options offered at Scwarno Watch:
- Movement types: Battery-operated quartz, mechanical/automatic, hybrid, or Smart movement
- Material types: Titanium, ceramic, stainless steel, carbon fiber, brass, or metal alloys
- Case options: High-quality handcrafted options to keep your watch safe
- Bezel options: The frame of the dial or the top ring surrounding the crystal
- Dial options: Display time
- Hands: Vary depending on the style of the watch
- Crown and pushers: Help adjust the time
- Bracelet or band options: Come in various materials such as metal, leather, canvas, rubber, etc.
- Buckle options: Lock the watch on the wrist
- Packaging options: Present your watch to the customer in the best way possible
At Scwarno Watch, we offer many watch designs in different material options, colors, finishes, and band options. Working with us makes it easy to create, design and build tailored men’s or women’s watches that fit perfectly with your new watch concept or brand. Contact us today to learn more about our private label watch services and how we can help turn your customized watch brand into a reality.
The Structure of a watch
If you’re considering starting your own watch brand, it’s important to understand the different parts of a watch. As a watch manufacturer, we know that each timepiece consists of high-quality, complex parts that make up the final product, but these parts may not be as obvious to others. Here are some of the key components that make up the anatomy of a watch:
- Bezel: The outer edge that goes around the watch face and glass
- Case: The main body of the watch located under the bezel that keeps the face, dial, and other inner workings together and determines the shape of the watch
- Case back: Removable part on the back of the watch that provides access to the inner workings if needed
- Crown: A small part on the outside of the watch used to wind the watch
- Pusher: A small part on the outside of the watch used to adjust the time or functions
- Crystal: Transparent cover that protects the watch face and is sometimes placed on the back of the watch to exhibit the inner workings
- Face/Dial: Displays the time and often the branding for the watch brand
- Dial ring: Ring surrounding the dial
- Hands: Small parts that point to the time and can range from 2-3 depending on whether seconds are displayed
- Lugs: The outer part that connects the watch case to the straps
- Movement: The interior part of the watch that makes it tick, available in mechanical-based movements (harder to create) or battery-powered quartz/smart movement (easier and more affordable)
- Subdial: A smaller dial that displays additional information such as seconds, other time zones, or stopwatch features
- Signature/Marking: Logo or branding on the watch face or back case
- Strap/Bracelet: Bands used to clasp the watch around the wrist, available in many options such as metal, leather, canvas, rubber, etc.
- Buckle: Metal portion on the band that locks the watch on the wrist
At Scwarno Watch, we understand the importance of all these watch components and strive to create high-quality timepieces that meet your exact specifications.
Now that you have a basic understanding of the different parts of a watch, it’s time to start thinking about the design of your own watch for your wristwatch startup. Working with a watch design company can help you create the perfect watch based on your price point and target customer. The process for designing a watch for your brand typically includes:
- Mockups: Taking initial ideas (sketches or photos) to create a 3D mock version of the watch, which provides an opportunity to finalize the design and work through details
- 2D drawing: Creating a 2D engineering drawing to bring the design to life and make any necessary changes after approval
- 3D modeling: Developing a 3D model of the watch to see and feel the size and how it will come together, and to explain any changes that need to be made
- Prototyping: Developing a working prototype of the final product before it goes into production
If you have a general idea of what you want but are unsure about the specifics, we can take care of creating your watch from start to finish. We use your personal branding and key design elements to create designs that you can evaluate and approve at each stage of the design process.
At Scwarno Watch, we offer an easy and flexible process for creating your own customized watch. You can choose to be involved as much or as little as you want, and we have the necessary experience and knowledge to ensure that each watch is given the utmost care and attention to create a superior product. We can also assist with packaging, which is an integral part of the branding experience. Addressing packaging sooner in the process ensures that the entire brand comes together cohesively.
Manufacturing Your Watches
Once you have evaluated the prototype and approved the design, it’s time to start manufacturing and getting your custom watches to customers. After confirming quantities, we’ll begin the manufacturing process at Scwarno Watch.
When you partner with us for watch design and production, there’s no need to worry. We take care of the entire supply chain and watch manufacturing process, as well as providing after-market care and service. Our decades of experience in the watch industry ensure that your customers receive quality products that they can rely on.
At Scwarno Watch, we have strong ties across the supply chain, enabling us to provide a smooth watch production service for your brand from beginning to end. Our team of experts will work with you to ensure that your vision is realized and that the final product meets your exact specifications.
Furthermore, we offer unique customization options, such as adding NFC technology to your watches. This allows your customers to connect with your brand through their watch, unlocking exclusive content or promotions. It’s just one example of how we can help you create a truly unique and memorable watch brand that stands out in the market.
Partnering with Scwarno Watch means that you can focus on growing your business while leaving the watch production process to us.
Marketing Your Watch Brand
To start and operate a successful wristwatch startup, there are several steps you can take to effectively market your brand and build customer loyalty:
Utilize social media to build an audience: Social media is one of the fastest and most effective ways to promote your brand and build a loyal following. Use product imagery and talk about the materials used to provide customers with an understanding of your products.
Be authentic: Customers are drawn to brands that are authentic and create a connection. At Scwarno Watch, we can work with you to create new and unique designs that set you apart from the competition. With a strong social media presence and open communication with customers, you can create a transparent and trustworthy watch brand that customers will love.
Don’t compromise on quality: Building and maintaining customer trust is essential for any successful brand. Creating high-quality watches is crucial to ensuring customer satisfaction and retention. Work with reputable watch designers and manufacturers like Scwarno Watch to feel confident in the products you offer to customers.
In addition to these steps, Scwarno Watch also offers customizable options such as logo engraving and packaging design to help further enhance your branding efforts.