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Jewelry Inspired Swiss Watches Attractively Priced

JOWISSA Quality Swiss Watches Since 1951JOWISSA 60 Year Anniversary 1951-2011Founded by certified watchmaker Josef Wyss, the family owned brand JOWISSA traces its roots to Wyss’s hometown in Bettlach in the Canton of Solothurn in Switzerland. As Bettlach has a deep tradition of watchmaking dating from the 18th century, it made perfect sense that the young Wyss would become enchanted with the craft. In 1940, at the age of 25, he decided that he would make watchmaking his career.

Possessing an entrepreneurial spirit, Wyss decided he wanted to start his own company and financed it himself, enlisting his wife, Mathilde, and their five children into the business operated from the family home located at Hasenmattstrasse 29. Established in 1951, Wyss called his new watch company JOWISSA, combining his first and last name followed by the official Swiss corporate registration designation “SA”.

JOWISSA Philosophy

Jowissa Ladies Facet Strass Collection - J5-015-MWyss set out a particular philosophy for JOWISSA from the start. He demanded the highest quality for his watches but at a fair price. Moreover, the design of the watches was a key element. They had to be not only original creations but beautiful on the wrist, timepieces that were also fashionable accessories.

The Wyss family poured their passion and energy into JOWISSA, their Swiss watches becoming so desirable that they had to build a factory adjacent to the family home to keep up with production. Still, demand for JOWISSA watches continued to flourish and after 20 years, Wyss relocated to the current headquarters at Dorfstrasse 16.

With his children firmly established in the business and capable of running JOWISSA to his demanding standards, Wyss was able to allot time to his interest and enthusiasm for local politics. He campaigned and was elected to Mayor to his hometown in the township of Bettlach and served in this honorary post for 25 years. When Josef Wyss stepped down as head of JOWISSA in 1980, his son Leander Wyss took over management duties, a position he still holds today.


Leander Wyss continues in his father’s footsteps, making sure JOWISSA watches live up to their impeccable reputation. The company is known for their exquisite variety of women’s jewelry pieces that range from avant-garde creations to the more subdued and traditional pieces, all the while reflecting a modern sensibility. As JOWISSA timepieces are also accessories, the designs often incorporate vibrant and bold colors to accent an outfit as well as using an artistic fusion of materials such as Swarovski crystals and ceramic.

Buy Buy Jowissa WatchesAlthough JOWISSA started out as a brand focusing on women’s jewelry watches, they have recently expanded into men’s watches that exhibit the same exceptional design and durability as their ladies counterparts with a continually growing number of models to choose from. While JOWISSA timepieces are aesthetic works of art, they are at the same time durable and fashionable accessories meant for daily wear.

A JOWISSA Swiss made watch is designed to last for years and the company stands behind their work with exceptional customer service at the ready with the goal to always keep their customers happy.

Purchase JOWISSA watches from an authorized JOWISSA dealer.

Gevril Group US Agent for JOWISSA Watches

Gevril GroupGevril Group is the sole US agent for JOWISSA Watches. Gevril Group is also an authorized watch repair center for JOWISSA Watches. Contact us by email or call 845-425-9882.

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