Nangar Gems are stockists of Adina watches - a family owned and Australian made company that we are proud to align ourselves with. We stock mens and women's styles, all of a high quality and high durability. A few of our Adina watches are listed on our website, you can view them by clicking here. Read on below to learn about the history of Adina Watches, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.
Adina was founded in 1971 by Australian watchmaker and current managing director Robert ‘Bob’ Menzies. A determined businessman, Bob had a dream to create a watch capable of withstanding the rigours of the Australian lifestyle.
After months travelling the world sourcing premium components and advanced technology, Bob returned home to begin assembling his first watch collection. In a small storeroom in his family home, he designed and crafted each watch by hand, painstakingly ensuring the quality through an ever-fixed eyeglass.
This attention to detail and culture of hard work remains at the core of Adina’s business today. Adina now remains with unicorn status, designing and assembling its complete watch collection in Australia.
Today the business has grown from one dedicated man to a staff of twenty, including Bob’s son Grant, building the craft of quality Australian watchmaking through the generations. Each year Adina produces over 40,000 artisan watches from its Brisbane factory, available in over 300 retail outlets across the country.
Through quality craftsmanship and evolving design, Adina has made a history of specialising in limited release watch collections. The brand remains a stronghold in regional Australia, where Adina watches are trusted to endure the outback’s harsh conditions. Their classic, lifestyle and contemporary fashion watches, for everything from a red carpet event to surfing the big blue, feature this same dependable and superior technology.
From the unassuming workshops of the factory, where the watchmakers carefully construct the timepieces, to the dynamic father and son figurehead, Adina remains a company founded on integrity and dependability. Forging into the future, Adina continues to set the standard in design and technological innovation, while remaining true to its Australian roots.