Welcome to Vincero
Luxury Watches. Handcrafted. Fair Prices.
BOLD. MODERN. PIONEERING.
THE VINCERO ORIGIN STORY
Words by Tim Nybo, Aaron Hallerman and Sean Agatep
8 years ago we found ourselves on a plane heading east. We had just graduated from university in the midst of the greatest economic meltdown in 80 years.
So we did what anyone else would do.
We bought 1 way tickets to Guangzhou, China. The manufacturing hub of the world.
At the time we each had 5,000 dollars, no Chinese vocabulary and sub-par chopstick skills.
Looking back on it, that was bold. We were far too naïve to know what we were getting ourselves into.
But, in many ways, that was our advantage.
As Will Smith once said, there’s no reason to have a plan B, because it distracts from Plan A.
We were makers at heart. Always tinkering and improving. We loved the craft. The possibilities of bringing an idea to life.
Too many products are made with a focus on the bottom line. Cost over quality is the mantra and every consumer pays the price. Today, this is the norm. But we wanted to know, does it have to be this way?
Having discussed our plans over countless Tsingtaos we knew deep down that we had to go for it. It was time for a leap of faith. It was time to challenge the status quo.
The problem? We had never manufactured anything. And as the saying goes, an idea without action is just a dream.
So we got on that plane. Ohhhhh, and what a journey it has been.
Our road began as a production studio, designing and manufacturing products for traditional retail stores.
Those first few years were difficult.
We worked out of our apartment. Survived on street food. And worked 7 days a week. We put everything we had into it.
We made mistakes. We lost money. We got in over our heads.
Fast forward 4 years and we were still there. Still hustling. And continuously learning.
We had gained an appreciation for the totality of the manufacturing process and the true meaning of ‘God is in the details’.
We learned that luxury is a process. It’s not about specs. It’s not about price. And it’s not a marketing term to be thrown around. It’s about an attention to detail: a step-by-step process to craft every product. It’s a belief that customers deserve the best.
In 2014 we reached a tipping point when we realized the current system had it all wrong:
It favored cost over quality, mass-manufacturing over independent design and large department stores over local boutiques.
We hated this, and in 2014 Vincero was born.
We believe a watch can do so much more than tell time - it can tell the world what you're all about.
So we set out to re-invent the industry with a very simple approach: Our products must be bold, uncompromising and quite literally the best value in our industry.
A luxury watch, if done right has the ability to elevate your game. And that is the reason we exist.
We chose the name Vincero because it means ‘I Will Win.’ Derived from the famous Italian statement 'veni, vidi, vici', it’s this sense of confidence we strive to instill in each piece. Our designs are rooted in the mantra: Be Bold, Daring, and Pioneering.
What started out as a passion project turned into a community of movers and shakers.
You guys truly are our inspiration.
So in perhaps one of the greatest understatements of all-time, we’d like to say thank you for supporting us on this journey. For bearing with us through our growing pains and helping us along the way.
I think all three of us now realize that when we decided to go for it and got on the plane, that it was a never ending mission. A mission to be better than you were the day before.
That for us, the continuous pursuit is, and always will be, the way.
We promise that everything about the Vincero experience — the products, stories, experiences, shipping times et al. — is going to get radically better in 2018. The road ahead is unpaved but open, and we can’t wait to share the journey with you.
And no matter what - Live Your Legacy.
WE BELIEVE IN QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP WITHOUT THE GIMMICKS.
We work with the best to get the best. And then we sell the best, for exactly the price it should cost. It's a very simple system at the heart of everything we make.
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MEET OUR TEAM
We are a small but mighty team. We don’t wear suits or have fancy titles. What we do have is a can-do attitude, a cool office dog, and a great view of downtown San Diego. We hustle and work hard to make products we are proud of. Thankfully, we work for the best company in the world, so what we do doesn’t really feel like work. With that being said, meet the people behind Vincero.
TonyHead of Operations
JaredGrowth Marketing Manager
RachaelContent & Community Manager
WESGrowth Marketing Manager
SonnyCMO (Chief Morale Officer)