Jon Quinn, the founder of Geckota was driven by a passion for watches and his natural entrepreneurial spirit and he started to build the foundation of a business. In his spare time Jon bought and sold watches on eBay.
On May 14th, 2012, the brand's domain name was registered, marking the official start of the journey.
The business becomes too big for the spare room and an office is found locally. Now that the business has moved away from the house we start to employ additional staff to help the company to grow. The company starts to develop a range of watches in addition to replacement watch straps.
The company has 5 employees. The Geckota K1, Geckota K2, Geckota K3 watch models are launched.
The Geckota K4 and Geckota ZD1 watches are released.
The Geckota K1 continues to be our best selling watch and numerous new models are released.
The company has 10 members of staff and continues to expand and moves to larger premises. The Geckota C1 is launched this year.
The company has 18 members of staff. The Geckota watch range starts to take shape and a new transactional website is launched for the brand. Several new watch models are released towards the end of the year.
The company continues to invest in new product development and launches several new watch models.
The motor-sport themed FORZO watches brand is launched and we start to build partnerships with several high profile brand ambassadors.
COVID strikes and this makes things challenging for us. Thankfully online retailers are able to stay open but international shipping becomes unreliable and we see a drop in our international sales. Despite these challenges the business continues to grow.
We start working with One Tribe and every purchase on all of our websites helps to protect the rain-forest.
We have 19 salaried members of staff and 5 transactional websites.
BREXIT adds to the challenges of COVID and we see further drops in international sales.
Followig over a year of internal design and develpoment we launch a new model, the Ocean-Scout.
Our vision to be the leading, most trusted and most loved purveyor of attainable luxury watches and accessories in the world. We have a respected, international, watch focused on-line presence.