• Patrick Amofah, a young Ghanaian man, built a wristwatch company and found himself pursuing a career in horology after a negative experience with an unskilled watch repairer.
  • This incident sparked his passion for watches and led him to establish Hourhand Watch Co. after completing his degree in Business Information Systems.
  • Patrick’s dedication and investment in high-standard machines have allowed him to provide top-quality watch repair services, even gaining recognition for fixing an expensive $600,000 Richard Mille McLaren watch.

A young man from Ghana who had always dreamt of becoming a pilot, eventually built a wristwatch company. He had to change his plans after a bad experience with an unskilled person who tried to repair his wristwatch in Accra, Ghana.

In an interview, Patrick Amofah, the founder of Hourhand Watch Co., shared how he almost lost a precious jewelry piece given to him by his late father in 2017.

After completing his degree in Business Information Systems, he decided to start his own wristwatch repair business.

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Patrick built a wristwatch company in Ghana, tells his story

Here are some of his words:

In 2017, my father passed away. He loved watches and left quite a few of them. I intended to wear a particular one but it was broken. I had trouble locating a reputable watchmaker to repair it in Ghana.

I eventually found someone but he destroyed the dial by attempting to use super glue to repair the missing marks. To be honest, I can’t go past this reason because I never took that lightly; it was something from someone that I loved and knew wouldn’t meet again so I wore it with a lot of sentiment. That therefore, became the pinnacle of my decision to indulge in watchmaking.

I started by understudying different watch repairers in Accra. I sat by them and watched them work few hours daily for some years. I spent more hours on YouTube, however, learning about the art of watchmaking. I bought old and spoilt watches from family, friends and strangers and worked on them to master my craft.

I also underwent a phase of experimenting, until I was able to disassemble and reassemble one of my old Seiko watches. But I’m currently undertaking a certificate program at one of the prestigious watchmaking institutions in the world.

He has a passion for entrepreneurship

Despite the setback with his father’s wristwatch, Patrick’s passion for wristwatches led him to discover a niche market that needed attention. He invested his profits in purchasing better equipment to provide high-quality services. As a young CEO of a growing wristwatch company in Ghana, Patrick has gained recognition for his skills, including fixing an expensive Richard Mille McLaren wristwatch worth $600,000.

I believe in entrepreneurship and have always seen art, creativity and innovation to be a part of our daily lives; even in the simplest things that we do.

While navigating through that period, I met other people who had similar experiences which made me realise the need for a proper watch repair establishment to bridge that gap.

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Award-winning singer Davido, also known as David Adeleke, has reportedly increased his endorsement fee to a staggering $5 million.

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