Harley-Davidson Watches and the Story behind the Motorcycle Company
We have long held the motorcycle company, Harley-Davidson in high regard. There is not much more that speaks to those who value freedom and a good ride. Harley-Davidson has a huge following and the followers like to share their love for the company. That is why started to make watches that match the biker lifestyle. These watches would fit perfectly in line with their bikes. The only thing was that they were only available through Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Dealers. This has now changed and Harley-Davidson watches are available at select retailers. We are lucky enough to be one of these distinguished retailers.
Throughout the world, Harley-Davidson unites people deeply, passionately and authentically. From town to town and country to country, H-D’s ideals of freedom and self-expression transcend cultures, gender and age. Being recognized as an iconic brand is gratifying, but igniting the fire within people on the many roads of the world is what H-D is all about.
Harley-Davidson® motorcycle riders come from diverse backgrounds. What all riders have in common regardless of their age, gender or ethnicity is they are all freedom-loving, adventure-seeking individuals whom aspire to the values Harley-Davidson stands for – independence, authenticity and the passion for being on the open road.
On our quest to build the next generation of riders globally, we welcome all who share these values and a desire to enjoy the world on a motorcycle.
The Founders of Harley-Davidson
At the turn of the 20th Century, four young men decided to follow their dreams and start a motorcycle company. Harley-Davidson Motor Company was born in 1903 when William S. Harley (22) and his friend Arthur Davidson (22) convinced Arthur’s brother Walter (27) to help them finish building the first Harley-Davidson® motorcycle to be sold to the public.
The bike was built to be a racer with a 3 1/8 inch bore and 3 ½ inch stroke. The factory in which they worked was a 10x15 foot wooden shed with the words “Harley-Davidson Motor Company” painted on the door.
In 1907, William A. Davidson (37), brother to Arthur and Walter Davidson, quit his job as tool foreman for the Milwaukee Road Railroad and joined the Motor Company.