We are Houtman Watches, a company that celebrates the adventure of Western Australia. We believe that life is too short to settle for ordinary, and that’s why we create extraordinary watches that reflect the beauty, diversity, and spirit of our land.
Western Australia is a place where you can find stunning beaches, rugged outback, rich wildlife, and vibrant culture. It’s a place where you can explore, discover, and enjoy the wonders of nature and the people. It’s a place where you can live your dreams and create your memories.
That’s why we named our watches after iconic regions and landmarks in Western Australia, such as the Murchison River, and the Pilbara. Each watch has a unique design and features that capture the essence and character of its namesake. Whether you are looking for a dive watch, a sport watch, or a dress watch, we have something for you.
We are more than just a watch company. We are a community of adventurers, explorers, and dreamers. We are passionate about our products and our customers. We are proud of our heritage and our culture. We are Houtman Watches, and we invite you to join us on our journey. 😊
The Houtman Name
Houtman (Howt-man) Watches is named after the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, in Western Australia. Charted by Dutch sailor Frederick de Houtman in 1619, the Houtman Abrolhos is the southernmost true coral reef system in the Indian Ocean, a magnificent chain of 122 Islands and associated reefs.
A pristine fishing and diving site, the Island chain provides some of the best snorkelling, diving and deep sea fishing in the world.
About the founder
Growing up on the coast of Western Australia it was almost inevitable that we as kids developed an interest in the outdoors, travel and being on the water; the outback adventure, remote camping and fishing. Whenever the opportunity arose, we were in the water or away camping somewhere. Through this we were taught the value of dependable gear, as well as a respect for the great outdoors.
Personally I have also always had a love for watches, the engineering, looks, the different styles, though found that watches available locally were either bulky, uncomfortable, expensive, or plain ugly. The nicer looking watches just weren’t up to the task - the straps on them would break, or water would get inside and destroy the watch, making them unsuitable for even the lightest outdoor activities. These flimsy, yet relatively expensive, generic watches were a pain to replace seemingly after every adventure.
We found a solution as a result of our frustration: establishing Houtman Watches in 2019. The goal; Creating watches that we could wear every day, a watch that would be as at home on the wrist down the beach as it is in the office, created for the genuine watch and outdoor lover. From this our first watch, the Pilbara Series, was born; A durable watch that could withstand the weekend warrior adventures, and one that just felt great on the wrist.
Today there are Houtman Watches in every corner of the globe, enjoyed by office workers and outdoor lovers alike. As our range expands past the original Pilbara Series with the likes of the Murchison watches, we have kept our goal of creating durable and reliable watches, ones we think look great too!
Good looking, reliable, well made - we wouldn't expect anything less from our timepieces.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us,
Thanks and regards,
Houtman Australia Pty Ltd