Our story



We love watches.  Wearing them, collecting them, modifying them, maintaining them—you name it.  It’s what we enjoy and what we’re good at.

We think watches make life better, and we’re inspired by the idea of helping you be your best.  Whether you’re in the boardroom, out on the town, playing sports, or exploring the seas, we want to help you find a watch that empowers your performance and makes life more fun.

Your favorite place for watches

Brian Sweet - Wrister FounderWhen Brian Sweet founded Wrister, his vision was for it to become people’s favorite place to find watches.  He saw a need for a watch shop ran by real people who know watches inside & out, and who are passionate about helping others find the perfect watch for them.  Years later, we’re as inspired as ever by that idea.  We think shopping for watches should be fun and easy.

That’s why we take time to photograph each watch from every angle, so you get a true sense of how it looks and “feels” in light and dark situations.  Stock photos just don’t cut it when it comes to showing how light interacts with different materials, and they never show enough angles for you get to know a watch before you buy it.  Our photos are designed to make it easier to choose the right watch for you.

And since all our watches are handpicked by our staff based on decades of experience wearing and collecting watches, we offer only high-quality timepieces we stand behind.

What we enjoy

Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Nestled near the ocean in the coastal city of Charleston, South Carolina, we’re actively engaged in enjoying life.  When not in the office, you’ll probably find us out kayaking, biking, SCUBA diving, hiking, or enjoying one of the great restaurants downtown.

We love testing new watch designs and materials—in the water, on the trail, and around town—always looking for new watches worthy of adding to our shop.

Be amazing

We believe that everyone is uniquely amazing in their own way, and that finding a great watch is a step toward empowering and expressing who you are.

So welcome to Wrister.  Have fun and be amazing.

Our story



We love watches.  Wearing them, collecting them, modifying them, maintaining them—you name it.  It’s what we enjoy and what we’re good at.

We think watches make life better, and we’re inspired by the idea of helping you be your best.  Whether you’re in the boardroom, out on the town, playing sports, or exploring the seas, we want to help you find a watch that empowers your performance and makes life more fun.

Your favorite place for watches

Brian Sweet - Wrister FounderWhen Brian Sweet founded Wrister, his vision was for it to become people’s favorite place to find watches.  He saw a need for a watch shop ran by real people who know watches inside & out, and who are passionate about helping others find the perfect watch for them.  Years later, we’re as inspired as ever by that idea.  We think shopping for watches should be fun and easy.

That’s why we take time to photograph each watch from every angle, so you get a true sense of how it looks and “feels” in light and dark situations.  Stock photos just don’t cut it when it comes to showing how light interacts with different materials, and they never show enough angles for you get to know a watch before you buy it.  Our photos are designed to make it easier to choose the right watch for you.

And since all our watches are handpicked by our staff based on decades of experience wearing and collecting watches, we offer only high-quality timepieces we stand behind.

What we enjoy

Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Nestled near the ocean in the coastal city of Charleston, South Carolina, we’re actively engaged in enjoying life.  When not in the office, you’ll probably find us out kayaking, biking, SCUBA diving, hiking, or enjoying one of the great restaurants downtown.

We love testing new watch designs and materials—in the water, on the trail, and around town—always looking for new watches worthy of adding to our shop.

Be amazing

We believe that everyone is uniquely amazing in their own way, and that finding a great watch is a step toward empowering and expressing who you are.

So welcome to Wrister.  Have fun and be amazing.