Who Is Weird Ape?
Weird Ape is one of a kind, you won’t find anyone else like us. We reinvent, we go against the grain, we shake up the old and boring and bring in the fresh and unusual.
We’re for the dreamers. The odd-balls. The round pegs in the square holes.
Two Problems Solved
Weird Ape was born out of two problems our founder Stefan had when searching for a watch.
ONE: The watches in the shops were too traditional and boring looking
TWO: The watches that looked the most interesting were way out of his budget.
Stefan wanted a watch that stood out. A head turner. But he wanted to pay a reasonable price. In the end, he couldn’t find anything different, so like many others he settled for the traditional overpriced, generic looking watch.
After a month of wear, not a single friend had even noticed it. Frustrated with the purchase he took the watch apart to see if it was really worth the price.
With the watch in pieces around him, this is when the epiphany happened. He decided he could design his own watch that would get noticed. High-quality materials and a look that went against the mainstream. Something different.
The Mechanical Watch Reinvented
So one rainy British afternoon in Yorkshire, a few watch enthusiasts huddled together and began planning out the audacious challenge at hand. Could we really do this? How much work was involved?
We spent 12 months designing and collaborating with watch experts developing multiple prototypes and perfecting our designs with rigorous testing.
High-end materials such as sapphire crystal glass, suede leather, and 316L surgical steel were shaped by master craftsmen to eventually produce the first Weird Ape watch.
Britain has a long history of designing great watches. Its reputation for world-class quality is a cornerstone of the culture. We wanted to continue that legacy.