About Fossil Watches

Fossil Watches  founded by Tom Kartsotis and Kosta Kartsotis.  Company is based in Richardson, Texas.  Tom Kartsotis, used his savings to fly to Hong Kong to find a watch manufacturer. He came back with about 1,500 pieces and sold them in the US.  The Company introduced the first Fossil® branded watches in 1985. This was the time when fashion watches had just started to invade the market and Swatch was wildly worn. 

In 1993, the company went to Wall Street and became a NASDAQ listed company trading under the symbol FOSL.   As the company's success continued, Fossil expanded into other areas, including leather goods, sunglasses, licensed products and the company focused on expanding into new geographical markets as well. Today, the company sells various accessory products under multiple owned and licensed brand names across over 90 countries around the world.