How a British Indian coin led to the making of an entrepreneur

Monday 12th September 2022 07:43 EDT

Gaurav Mehta, founder-designer, of Jaipur Watch Company, is a first-generation entrepreneur, with two hobbies – numismatics and horology. Speaking to The Hindu, he narrated the story of how a British India coin led him to make more customised watches in the family business. He said, “As a pre-teen, I used to open some of the watches to see how they function and put them back together, with mixed results. One day when I was at my desk, I received a courier of a British India coin I had ordered. The coin had a hole and it struck me that I could incorporate it on the dial. It was a crude experiment; using an adhesive I pasted the coin on the dial.” The watch fetched him attention among friends and family. Mehta is a Commerce graduate who then pursued risk management in the UK, Gaurav worked with an insurance firm in London. The Jaipur Watch Company was established in 2013 and the first collection was promoted through a Facebook page. 

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