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Chilliwack, BC
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The Tiber is a mechanical timepiece, inspired by the functionally elegant dive watches of the 1950s and 1960s.

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Welcome to River Watch Co!

Scott Bakker

Hi, and thanks for coming! 

My name is Scott, and I'm the guy behind River Watch Company. I want to introduce myself and give you a chance to understand who we are, what we plan to do, and why we're doing it.

I'm a watch enthusiast and have been for years. About a year ago now, I was looking through my own watch box and thinking about vintage watches – sleek diving watches from the '50s and '60s, wonderful art deco examples from the '20s and '30s, robust military field models from the '70s and so on.

I love looking at these beautiful old machines, but they have several problems for a collector. First, they can be very expensive – examples in good condition can cost thousands. And although some companies are producing some faithful reproductions, these too can cost a lot of money. Second, with age, no matter how well preserved, comes fragility – seals break down over time, water resistance is lost, and if something breaks, parts can be very hard to find.

My family (my wife, and my young sons in a supporting role) felt that with time and energy, we could bring you something different – a watch with modern amenities, like a scratch resistant sapphire crystal, excellent water resistance, brilliant luminescent detailing and a modern, very reliable movement, but recalling some of that fantastic style that makes vintage watches so highly valued.

So, we put together the Tiber diver, our first offering - a modern automatic watch with ageless styling that works well for men and for women, for sport and for dress, and offers surprising value. Our goal is to bring this (and others!) to you at an affordable price, with incredible specifications and excellent customer service.

We hope that you like what you see. We can't wait for the next step in the history of the River Watch Company!