After having spent almost thirty years studying and working as an apprentice in a watch factory in Shanghai, Albert Reed, along with his brother, founded the watch company, Arbutus, in the early 1980's. Reed decided to name the company after his hometown in Canada, which was largely destroyed in a huge wildfire. In New York, Reed and his brother imported all the watches mechanics, assembled and sold the timepieces in the U.S. In 1992, the company Bomass Ltd purchased and marketed the Arbutus brand. Arbutus comes with varying imaginative concepts from Asia, Europe and America to provide cutting edge designs. Engineers ensure the finest mechanical quality of Arbutus designs and the brand has gained an international timepiece profile.
New York, United States branded watch, Arbutus, started early 80’s, Fashion Quartz Analogue watches had been the main focus of Arbutus. But in 1998 Arbutus launched its first Automatic Watch series with glorious success. This debut collection was an amalgamation of precision mechanical movement and classic art design. Armed with such great success, Arbutus transited all collection lines to mechanical movements by the end of year 2000.