Orange Watch Co.
Location: Orange, NSW, Australia
Founder(s): Daniel Fock
OWC – Orange Watch Company was born out of passion, frustration and the obsessive compulsion of one man – Daniel Fock – who is now following his dream and the legacy of his “overgrootvader” Willem Hugo Fock who studied at the Ecole d’Horlogie in Neuchâtel in the early part of the 20th Century.
Dan grew up in the USA, Singapore & Australia, he has a Master’s Degree and spent far too much time in Banks and Corporations both here and abroad.
He has now planted his Dutch roots in a special place called Orange (a rural center famous for cool climate wines and now watches). He has started a family, not of Orange Men, but of Orange Women, with a wife and 3 daughters. Life is a little slower and simpler, with the day punctuated by school drop-off and pick-ups.
It is a marriage of global experience tempered or sometimes lead by his obsessive-compulsive nature to make what he likes to call, bespoke small production runs of time pieces. He has become the “Time Lord of Orange”. (Apologies to the BBC)
Dan’s initial focus has been on the ISO range of watches – In the Spirit Of. Other more “Orange” designs will flow from the OCD (Orange Centre for Design) where he will create “classic” designs all with an Orange flavour.
Production and design is influenced (obsessed) by the Bauhaus, Fibonacci and the Robert Browning mantra “Less is More”. Hence OWC time pieces are clean, fit for purpose, overly engineered, inspired by divine order, CNC executed, juxtaposed with hand assembly and human testing. (read more here)