This past weekend we hosted an open house with cars and coffee at the studio with Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire and Nic Cuarta of Bee Line Coffee. Although we have been at our studio for two and a half years, this was our very first time opening the doors to guests for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how our timepieces are made.
As the sun rose, people started rolling into the studio to grab premium parking before taking a tour. Inside the studio, our team was still prepping to showcase all the machining and steps that go into the making of a Weiss watch.
Grant, our Manufacturing Engineer, was a definite highlight of the morning. Grant showcased our machining capabilities on our lathe and mill, as well as our four old-school lathes. These new to us lathes previously machined components for the space program.
While guests toured the facility, Grant cut case tubes on the lathe and machined keychains for guests to take home with them.
Further inside the studio, Nic prepped lots of Bee Line Coffee for guests.
He brewed up our Overland roast, The Smoking Tire Special Reserve roast, and Flat Track, which he had roasted right before shipping to us for the event. All the roasts served are available at the Bee Line Coffee website if you would like to taste them and could not join us.
Matt kept everyone entertained while talking about both cars and watches. We were all glad to hear you are enjoying his podcast with Cameron, Watch and Listen! New episodes will be released each Wednesday.
Outside the studio, guests gathered to look at cars and chat.
We were honored to open our studio for the first time to all of our clients, watch enthusaists, carphiles, and friends who joined us. It was a privilege seeing all the Weiss models through the years and hearing the stories of where they have been since we handcrafted them for you.
A special thank you to Juan Martinez of @beersandcameras for capturing so many great images of our event!