About

Our Story

I graduated, got my first job and decided to purchase my grail watch; a Rolex Submariner. I had coveted it for a long time now. It suited me well - a watch that could take a beating and one I could take anywhere with me on my adventures.

And so I hunted it down; armed with my first bonus paycheck and an opportunity from the Kuala Lumpur boutique - back when it was still possible to get it at retail, I bought my grail watch and I felt really happy.

For a short while.

It was underwhelming.

There was no doubt that it was a well-made and brilliantly executed watch and I had waited for this day for a really long time. But I had just spent almost 10 grand, my biggest single purchase to date and a part of me felt like I overpaid for this.

That was early 2016, and I questioned if it really cost that much to build a solid, well executed watch. Sure, in hindsight with the way the grey market went for Rolex sports watches, it turned out to be a good investment.

But for the specs and build quality, was it really worth that much?

By 2018, I had met Elshan and together with my childhood friend, Justin, we started Axios Watches to chase perfection in watchmaking. Our journey took us almost a year of iterative design and production back and forth, and finally we created something we were happy with - the Ironclad.

We want to offer great quality watches without our customers overpaying for it, to the people who just like me, are conflicted over overpaying for quality. And we hope our watches bring you as much joy as we do get creating them.

Co-Founder, Stuart Ho

Axios Watches was founded by Stuart Ho, Elshan Tang and Justin Chiam in 2018, successfully launched and crowdfunded with its inaugural collection, the Ironclad in 2019.

Axios Watches is based in Singapore.