Joshua Shapiro began his watchmaking journey seven years ago, a natural progression stemming from his love of history, and background growing up in a machine shop. Joshua started by skeletonizing ETA movements while simultaneously working through the British Horological Institute’s distance learning program.
In 2013, Joshua became captivated by the arcane art of engine-turning after reading George Daniels Watchmaking. For three years, he practiced engine-turning and machining, slowly acquiring better equipment and increasing in skill. In 2016, Joshua felt competent enough to create engine-turned watch dials for others – most notably the master clock and watchmaker David Walter.
During this time, the idea for the Infinity Series first emerged. In addition to creating dials for others, Joshua wanted to leave his own mark on American Horology. The Infinity Series is the manifestation of that goal. A watch that is simple, elegant, timeless, but contributes to the evolution of horology and engine-turning.
In addition to watchmaking, Joshua loves to spend time with his wonderful wife and children. When he's not watchmaking, he works as a high school principal, and tries to find ways to get machine shop skills back into the classroom. He has also spent many years teaching and has a B.A. from UCLA and an M.A. from CSUN both in History.