K & L Watch Service was established by Kenneth Kaczynski in the 1960s, when he realized the potential for success in custom watch dials. "K & L" stands for Kenneth and Laverne, his wife. Originally, Kenneth set up the business as a small operation in the basement of his Arlington Heights, IL home, and continued there until his retirement. His son, Ken, took over the business in the 1990s and moved it to his home in Bartlett, IL. The operation quickly outgrew Ken's basement and he moved the business to its current facility in Mt. Prospect, IL. K & L has been completely family owned and operated since its establishment.