Scottish Watches Podcast #336 : All About anOrdain With Founder Lewis Heath

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Welcome to the Scottish Watches Podcast – Episode 336! A very Scottish episode awaits you because we finally got Lewis Heath founder of the Glasgow based watch brand, anOrdain on. This humble guy managed to make the art of enamel dials accessible to people under $2000.

The dials are hand made in Scotland and the typography was also developed in house based on maps of the anOrdain area. We go through the origins of the idea, how it took off, how doing something right is not so easy, and what is the future of their manufacturer.

James Porter and Son

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https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=17261

anOrdain website – https://anordain.com/ 

anOrdain Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/anordain/

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Now check out the shows we mentioned throughout the episode: Scottish Watches Podcast #208 : Black Badger On Collaborations with Linde Werdelin, De Bethune, Bamford and moreA picture containing graphical user interface Description automatically generatedScottish Watches Podcast #258 : Chatting With Isotope Watches And The Truth About MovementsA picture containing text, watch, different Description automatically generated

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