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Making time personal

The Han brothers, founders of Schaffen Watches, want to involve their customers in creating their own watches

Brothers Nicholas Han (right) and Jonathan run an online retail startup that customises timepieces. They received seed funding through the Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at SMU.

A Schaffen watch with customisable features.


ENCOUNTERING some degree of scepticism is hardly unusual when one tries to start a business.

But university undergraduate Nicholas Han, 25, and his brother Jonathan, 22, had to take some sneers and derisive laughter along with that as well.

Nicholas, 25, recalls...

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