Founded by Chris Vail, Lew & Huey is a Philadelphia based watch brand that produces affordable and reliable automatic timepieces. Like many new generation watch brands, Lew & Huey started their operations with the help of crowd funding and social media campaigns.
Chris Vail, in a quest for affordable automatic timepieces, created the watch brand Lew & Huey in 2012. He done extensive research, and browsed in popular watch forums for a positive response in order to create good looking, reliable, yet affordable automatic timepieces.
The brand name “Lew & Huey” is inspired from the Chinese Mandarin phrase ‘luen huey’ which means reincarnation or rebirth. Lew & Huey has an interesting logo inspired by the saying ‘Every dog has his day’.
Lew & Huey Riccardo
In 2013, Lew & Huey introduced its first timepiece Riccardo; an affordable automatic timepiece that houses a Seagull ST1940 Automatic Chronograph movement and offers excellent features that a high end chronograph timepiece can provide.
This model, priced under $600, was launched through KickStarter crowd funding campaign and all timepieces in the inaugural edition of Riccardo Chronograph are now completely sold out. The Riccardo Chronograph was the Watchuseek.com members’ choice for the title of Affordable Watch of 2013.
Case: 316L Stainless Steel
Diameter: 42 mm
Anti-Reflective Sapphire Glass Display
Transparent Sapphire and Stainless Steel Caseback
Water resistance: 100 meters
Strap: Brown or Black Leather Strap with contrasting colour stitches and signed deployant clasp
1 Year manufacturer’s warranty