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It was a chance encounter with a vintage Seiko 5 watch that sparked the fire that forged Alma Artes Watch Co.
One day, our founder was going through his late grandfather belongings when he came upon the Seiko 5. Instantly, our founder was flooded with memories of his grandfather, his stature, demeanour and perfect gentleman-ship. He realized that his grandfather had a particular liking to this watch. It was etched into his being and memory, and they complemented each other perfectly. A cool, quiet dignity emanated from their union. This quality of exemplifying one’s image was what got our founder to be obsessed with the inner and outer workings of watches.
Through personal experience and research, our founder found that watches were pointlessly overpriced in the local market. So, instead of conforming to the norm, he decided to create a watch line of his own. This way, he could create watches that he loved and share this love with the world through his creations.
After relentless research and development, we ended up with a product that was affordable while also holding its own against international brands. We combine competitive prices with international sensibilities to create timepieces that are timeless in their design.
We saw that one of the main reasons for inflated prices for quality watches was the present supply chain for the products. To get around this, we had to shatter the status quo entirely. We aim to deliver our products directly to our customers, without any middlemen involved. This way, we can minimize a huge portion of our costs and subsequently save our customers money that would have otherwise been needlessly added to the cost of the watch.
Alma Artes watches are designed using the heritage and culture of Nepal for inspiration, which we aim to promote with the impeccable craftsmanship of our watches. We envision becoming a brand where we can connect people and their stories, where we can be at every part of their journeys, all through the medium of watches that are sophisticated and luxurious but still affordable. They are the tribute our founder pays to the man who inspired it all, with hopes that our watches command the same unsaid respect and admiration as beloved grandfather did.