To us, watchmaking is not just a business, it’s a time-honored tradition:
Declan James Watch Co. was founded with the purpose to create beautiful, quality watches that would stand the test of time; watches that would hold up to being passed down generation after generation. Each Declan James watch was crafted with the hope that its journey would not end at its original owner, but that it will be passed down as a legacy.
True Craftsmanship Takes Time:
Declan James Watch Co. wasn’t founded on a whim. The idea of a watchmaking company that cared about every single detail of its timepieces—whether that be the craftsmanship, design, or sophistication—burned deep inside the mind and heart of founder Brian Dougherty for many years. Even as a young kid, Brian developed his passion for watches; he was drawn to their functionality and beauty.
The Declan James Watch Co. Difference:
As a former Navy SEAL, Brian is instilled with a higher purpose; a purpose that guides his company today. It is not just about creating watches with fine craftsmanship, flawless design or unyielding standards; it’s about his legacy for his sons and his desire to create a tradition and a company that they can be proud of for generations to come. This is why to us, watchmaking is not just a business - it’s a time-honored tradition.
Every Declan James piece pays tribute to the heritage of watchmaking and honors the legacy of those who came before us and those who will come after. Our company’s history is rooted in service, and we continue this lineage of humbly serving our customers with integrity and dedication.
We stand for:
It’s an honor to carry on a tradition. We’re building a company that future generations can be proud of.