The mechanical watch; that truly unique blend of artistry and engineering marvel was once on the verge of extinction. The mechanical time piece once again holds a special place in the hearts of those who truly appreciate its charms. A casual observer, first time owner, collector, or aficionado all understand the lure and fascination of a mechanical watch.
Thus is the same for J. Michael Grady – founder and owner of AVeritas. From the time Mr. Grady was a young boy, he was interested in fine watches. A grandfather’s fascination soon turned to an equal allure for the young man. Intense mechanical interest led to a career in Mechanical Engineering.
From the design of mechanisms to manufacturing, he continued the journey. Owning a company engaged in the manufacture of complex mechanical components for the optical industry gave Mr. Grady further insight to extremely complex components. Working with many components that have tolerances that could change with the touch of your hand.
His manufacturing company was already engaged in machining complex components with extremely tight tolerances. Combining his personal watch making with his manufacturing capabilities seemed only natural. Why not create time pieces that reflect his personal design tastes with his fine attention to Engineering detail. These attributes coupled with his extreme “customer focused” business model, along with his philosophical outlook, gave birth to AVeritas. Yes, a name with two capital letters. A precision time piece company, but also an attitude, and outlook of life.