Meet Susan


From watchmaker to brand owner

Galvin Watch Company is based in Sydney, Australia. It is a family owned business, managed by watchmaker Susan Galvin.

Growing up in Finnish Lapland has inspired my passion for the beauty of the natural world. My heritage is intrinsic to the brand, combining Nordic minimalist design with the vividness of the landscapes in which I was raised.

My passion for design and mechanics started at an early age, culminating in my enrollment at Kelloseppäkoulu (The Finnish School of Watchmaking) in 2007. Whilst studying I made a bespoke mechanical watch which I gifted to my father. This process sparked my interest in watch design, fomenting a dream to establish my own watch brand.

After graduating from Kelloseppäkoulu I gained employment with Tag Heuer in Manchester, UK, where I fostered my craft and skills as a watchmaker before transferring to Sydney, Australia In 2013.

In 2016 I began working for OMEGA, where I gained accreditation to service a range of mechanical movements. I had the privilege of visiting OMEGA Headquarters in Biel, Switzerland on a number of occasions to undertake professional training.

Unfortunately in early 2020, I was made redundant whilst on maternity leave, however, this moment of seeming adversity inspired me to establish Galvin Watch Company.

I ran a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter and Indiegogo raising over $125,000 in 60 days. This enabled me to purchase my first stock order and bring the Alku Collection to life.