Just like the resurgence of microbrewery's in the US, I'm excited and fascinated with all the pop up watch companies. They're fun, different, relatively affordable and lots of them are based here in the US. My only reservation is the long term survivability of these brands. Obviously the fly by night Kickstarter brands I don't have much faith in lasting but I'm talking about the ones that have been around a few years- Weiss, Halios, Raven, Autodromo, Baltic, Vaer, etc.
When I buy a watch I like to think the company is gonna be there years down the road if I need it serviced and to generally add a sense of value to the watch. I definitely believe Weiss is in it for the long haul and I've heard Jason Lim of Halios talk about his desire to make it easy for customers to get service worldwide through partner shops. But as much as I love some of the Autodromo watches I've never heard similar talk. Anyone speak with Bradley Price (Autodromo) at a meet and greet and ask about the future?
Anyway, anyone else hesitant to pull the trigger on smaller brands with long term serviceability/value in mind?