... for they have no magic to stir men's blood.
... for they have no magic to stir men's blood.
Oak & Oscar was founded on the premise of taking control of your life and doing what you love; it’s about taking risks and tirelessly pursuing one’s own dream rather than working for someone else's. How often do people day dream about leaving the safety and comfort of their day job to pursue their passions? For Chase, the founder of Oak & Oscar, a moment arrived when a dream became more than an unrealized passion; the dream became a necessity. Morning, noon and night; business meetings, professional training and conference calls; traveling, holidays and sleep - all intertwined, interrupted, and influenced by the dream of Oak & Oscar. Chase defied convention and took the risky leap towards freedom by placing his mark on the distinguished world of horology. After selling out of Oak & Oscar's first release, the Burnham, in less than a year, Chase is excited to bring you guys something new.
Oak & Oscar is not your typical boutique watch brand; each and every detail of the limited-edition Burnham watch has been considered, tweaked and perfected.
Know what you're good at and know when to find the best. Chase hand selected the team of highly skilled and dedicated craftsmen who help drive the quality and continuously push the envelope to bring you guys the very best. These guys are some of the best craftsmen in America and are completely passionate about what they do. They are absolutely dedicated to their craft and their role in the development of Oak & Oscar.
They're also good people; people who get what it means to defy convention and take the risk pursuing a passion. These guys have each carved their place in their respective markets and made a name for themselves.
Bottom line - Dustin makes cool sh*t with his hands. From hand cut, hand sewn leather goods to hatches and knives of hardened steel he crafts out of his Indiana-based shop.
Dustin painstakingly hand stitches each of the beautiful leather two-piece straps that come with every watch. He takes pride in his work and we at Oak & Oscar are honored to have him as part of the team.
Thomas has his finger on the market of nylon straps and basically sets the industry standard. His Florida-based company is the go to spot for nylon straps and his eye for detail is second to none.
Thomas supplies the nylon straps that are a perfect match for the warmer months.
Chris has almost 20 years of experience running his own successful watch brand that is known for high-quality, sporty time pieces. He has cultivated a team of global experts that can make and do anything.
Chris and his team of experts handle the production and testing of each watch. His team hand assembles the watches in his Ohio-based shop.
This guy exudes cool and represents so much of what Oak & Oscar stands for. He defied convention and left a safe corporate job to create the world-renowned Defy Mfg. Co. He lives and breathes the credo that is all about doing what you love and taking control of your own destiny.
Chris and his team (you're the best Lexy!) build the super sleek and versatile watch wallet in his Chicago-based shop.
Working with good people is important to Chase, just as important as doing good and giving back. Chase has always had a soft spot for dogs - heck, his first word was his dog's name! The furry beasts are so important to him that he's dedicated a portion of his profits to One Tail at a Time, a local Chicago rescue group dedicated to dogs in need.
Please take the time to check them out and see all the good they're doing for dogs and the humans who love them.
We believe details make the design. Attention to detail is at the heart of the Oak & Oscar ethos. Each element of the watch has undergone careful scrutiny and consideration. You've never seen a dial like this before; countless hours were invested to tweak and tune the placement of each detail. The numeral 8 alone required almost 80 hours of design time to ensure that it didn't resemble a military stencil, and the placement of the counter balances on the hands perfectly eclipse the logo on the dial. The list goes on; color-matched date wheel, hash mark on the numeral 7, inner dial ring, lume color, custom case shape, detailed rotor design and a couple other hidden details. Every component of an Oak & Oscar product is developed and examined with the same level of scrutiny.
Chase didn't simply walk into Horween, one of the highest quality leather tanneries in the world, and nonchalantly grab leather off the rack. Instead, he traversed a year-long process, selecting the perfect combination of colors to compliment the seconds hand, thickness of hide for comfort and durability and just the right amount of pull-up for balance of stretch and rigidity. And of course, that meant he had to special-order custom-dyed leather and then impatiently wait for the better part of a year. Why? Because he won't settle for something less than ideal; adequacy is not an option.
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