Cave Creek keeping the Old West in style with hand-crafted hats
CAVE CREEK, Ariz. — Watson’s Hat Shop in Cave Creek, Ariz. is keeping the style of the wild west alive with hand-crafted hats.
Try to imagine those old western movies without the character’s iconic hats. For Eric Watson, that was never an option.
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Interview with Eric and Emily Watson
20 Best Things to Do in Cave Creek, Arizona
A quirky town just northeast of Phoenix, Cave Creek is an Old West style town where it’s just as common to see horseback riders trotting along Main Street as it is to see a motorcycle cruising by. It’s got that small town charm where locals are friendly and excited to share their town with visitors. READ MORE …
Hollywood Inspires 13-Year Old Visionary
Never for one moment can the movie script be written any better than this story. Nationally recognized Master Hatter, Eric Watson, started writing the screenplay when he was only 13-years-old. The young visionary inspired by the Indiana Jones character and longing for the fedora hat worn by … READ MORE …
Things to Do in Northern Arizona
Did you binge-watch the Netflix series Godless? Then you’ll be thrilled to know that the hats donned by three of the main characters are the creation of Arizona hat maker Eric Watson, owner of Watson’s Hat Shop in Cave Creek. (Eric also creates the hats for the fourth season of the SyFy series 12 Monkeys.) Eric began his career by creating replica hats for movies, television and music. READ MORE …
Eric Watson tips his trilby to the craft of hat-making. Making hats for characters in the Netflix series Godless and Syfy’s 12 Monkeys helped put master hat-maker Eric Watson, as well as wife and partner, Emily, on the headgear map. However, the 36-year-old owner of Watson’s Hat Shop in Cave Creek doesn’t like to bask in the limelight, preferring to stick to his laborious 64-step process to craft custom hats on vintage equipment for discerning clients. READ MORE …
Valley’s Watson’s Hat Shop works on “Godless” for Netflix
Having been the youngest hat-maker when he began, Eric Watson of Watson’s Hat Shop has come a long way, designing hats for the NETFLIX Series “Godless” is a huge step in his career. In addition to Godless, Watson has created a hat for the character “Cole” in the SyFy series 12 Monkeys fourth season. READ MORE …
Watson’s Hat Shop Official Hat Maker for Netflix Series “Godless”
Watson’s Hat Shop was chosen to be the official hat maker for the lead actors in the Netflix original western film series “Godless,” a limited period drama series from the Out of Sight duo of Steven Soderbergh and Scott Frank. Written, directed and executive produced by Frank, Godless is a Western set in an 1800s New Mexico mining town.
An ISPN Original, Watson’s Hat Shop is Featured on “Handcrafted America”
Like most teenagers at the time, Eric Watson, went to see the latest Indiana Jones movie. Was it the action and adventure that inspired him? Well, maybe, but the one thing that sparked his creative imagination was a hat—specifically, the fedora worn by the main character, Indiana Jones. Soon young Eric was on a quest of his own: to learn the fine art of hat making and restoration. READ MORE …
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Watson’s Hat Shop & UPS – Topping It Off Right
Eric Watson is a commercial pilot who, as a kid, loved Indiana Jones and his famous fedora. Eventually, Eric quit flying and bought some 1800s-era millinery equipment to make high end, custom hats. It may sound like a crazy path to entrepreneurship, but Eric knew exactly what he wanted to do. Now, he uses age-old techniques to make the finest vintage hats.
America Made Matters Day, November 2017
Eric Watson Master Hat Maker celebrates each year a congressional holiday known as American Made Matters Day on November 19th. Eric talks about the importance of this holiday, the meaning behind it and its relevance to our local community.
Saguaro Spotlight – Eric Watson
Saguaro Spotlight sits down with Eric Watson, owner and founder of Watson’s Hat Shop in Cave Creek, Arizona.
NB|AZ AmaZing Rewards Day Trip
Watson’s Hat Shop sets the stage for National Bank of Arizona commercial.