Springfield, OR entrepreneur opens watch shop

Springfield, OR entrepreneur opens watch shop

Postby koimaster » May 15th 2017, 9:19am

Springfield entrepreneur takes next step in second career, opening watchmaking shop downtown

Celeste Wong found the time was right to bring back the wristwatch as a handcrafted piece of art

SPRINGFIELD — Celeste Wong is the latest entrepreneur to put her faith in downtown Springfield, opening what she says is a one-of-a-kind business.

Three months ago, Wong opened Celeste Watch Co. on Main Street, across the street from Plank Town Brewing Co.


Wong assembles, decorates and sells watches from the 600-square-foot shop, which is open four days a week. Wong also repairs quartz watches and replaces batteries. The business has a website where people can shop and order anytime.

Wong is a Springfield resident who began selling her handcrafted watches at Saturday Market two years ago. She said Celeste Watch Co. is the only woman-owned-and-operated artisan watch company in the United States.

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Re: Springfield, OR entrepreneur opens watch shop

Postby conjurer » May 15th 2017, 9:26am

koimaster wrote:Three months ago, Wong opened Celeste Watch Co. on Main Street, across the street from Plank Town Brewing Co.



I think she made the Wong move.
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Re: Springfield, OR entrepreneur opens watch shop

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » May 15th 2017, 9:58am

The cases look a bit "meh", the quartz movement is a bit, well...not particularly exciting. But I tip my hat to anyone who can make their own cloisonne or inlay dial. The VW van dial is kinda funky- it's very hippie.
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Re: Springfield, OR entrepreneur opens watch shop

Postby foghorn » May 15th 2017, 1:14pm

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Re: Springfield, OR entrepreneur opens watch shop

Postby smellody » May 15th 2017, 1:28pm

Goat leather???? How do they get it off the goat?
   
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Re: Springfield, OR entrepreneur opens watch shop

Postby foghorn » May 15th 2017, 2:08pm

smellody wrote:Goat leather???? How do they get it off the goat?




They lube it!!
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Re: Springfield, OR entrepreneur opens watch shop

Postby Mark1 » May 15th 2017, 3:25pm

conjurer wrote:
koimaster wrote:Three months ago, Wong opened Celeste Watch Co. on Main Street, across the street from Plank Town Brewing Co.



I think she made the Wong move.


Their IPA is pretty good.
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