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L.A. watchmaker Cameron Weiss thinks his time has come
L.A. watchmaker Cameron Weiss thinks his time has come

After hand-finishing the stainless-steel case of one of his timepieces in a whirring industrial polisher, watchmaker Cameron Weiss carefully submerged it in an ultrasonic cleaning tank. When all of the impurities had been blasted off the case, Weiss removed it from the machine — and knocked his head on a frying pan suspended from a hanging pot rack. His cramped kitchen filled with a shrill metal clang. These aren't the tradition-bound halls of a Swiss watchmaking facility, and Weiss doesn't have a graying beard, continental accent and loupe affixed to his eye. His floppy hair, stubbled jaw and surfer's cadence seem more frat boy than fussy craftsman. But for...

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