University of Guelph graduate, Sebastian Wasilik began to experience mental health issues in late 2015. As he attempted to improve his mental health and well being, he was constantly telling himself that it would get better over time. This lead to time being a powerful tool for him during that period. Sebastian used time and watches as a mindfulness technique to relieve anxiety when it felt overwhelming. This created a strong connection between his mental health and time, making watches an everyday essential for any outfit.
As his mental health continued to improve, Sebastian met his now girlfriend, Aundrea. The topic of creating a watch company together came up, with both of them bringing unique business skills to the table. The goal was to create a watch brand that would not only sell exquisite watches, but also contribute to improving mental health. In March of 2022, Exodus Watch Company was born.
They used their combined skills to design their website, figure out the logistics, market their brand, and everything else required to start their business. Despite their business foundation being set, they lacked a narrow focus on how to grow. That is where the Business Centre of Guelph Wellington came into the picture.
With the help of their experienced mentor, Exodus Watch Company was able to determine the exact steps they needed to take in order to bring their business to the next level. They were able to better identify their target customers, improved their marketing, and bettered their brand communication across all platforms.
Upon receiving their grant money, Sebastian and Aundrea hope to hire professional videographers to develop a video that encapsulates their brand and its values. Their goal is to also improve the functionality of their website and make it more user friendly.
The success that Exodus Watch Company has found in such a short period of time is truly remarkable. But that came with some bumps along the way. When Sebastian was asked what he would tell himself when he first started the business, he stated, “Trust the process. Not everything will work out and you have to be prepared for that. Persistence and consistency is key.” The persistence and consistency that Sebastian and Aundrea have shown throughout their time running Exodus Watch Company have earned them several five star customer reviews.
If you're in search of a stylish and professional watch for yourself, your company, or as a gift for a loved one, then Exodus Watch Company is the perfect place for you. Not only do they offer amazing watches, but they also care about their community and prioritize mental wellbeing for all.
"The Business Centre has resources in every area that is required to run your business. And the best part is that they really care about you, and want your business to succeed." — Sebastian Wasilik