Our Story

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES was founded in 2004 by longtime watch lover, Jason Pitsch, who created the website as an alternative source of information on wristwatches at a time when consumers primarily had forums and print magazines to choose from. The name pays homage to purpose-built watches that were originally designed to be utilized in professional situations such as diving, flying, and exploring. Currently based in Manhattan, the publication has evolved to the point where it has become a definitive editorial resource covering the best mechanical watches in the world.


Jason Pitsch

Contributing Editor

Josh Shanks


Chris Clark, Angus Davies

Email Jason directly with questions, suggestions or comments.