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    Watches made in America?

    Does any company exist which produces American made, high quality watches?

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    Re: Watches made in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dynasty View Post
    Does any company exist which produces American made, high quality watches?

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    RGM (their own movement [based on Unitas], but they do outsource cases, etc. - I think they now do their own dials) and Sedona WatchWorks (everything except the ETA movement made by him).
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    Re: Watches made in America?

    With the exception of the RGM 801 movement no mechanical movements have been made in the US since Hamilton's last year of manufacture, 1969.

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    koboldwatch.com

    "While the first chronographs bearing the Kobold brand name were once produced and assembled in Switzerland, many of today's models contain at least some U.S.-made components and most models are now assembled in our modern facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania." M Kobold

    I have one of these - well made - and the beauty is, they limit production to 2500 units annually, so the chances of seeing one on someones wrist is rare - nice!

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    Re: Watches made in America?

    I'd like to add that I believe the custom MKII's are assembled in PA...
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    Made in the World, Assembled in USA.
    At least some companies try to give back some horology to the US!

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    Re: Watches made in America?

    It used to be that American made time pieces were the best the world had to offer and Swiss time pieces were of shoddy and questionable quality... kind of like how we consider Chinese time pieces now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyPenFly View Post
    It used to be that American made time pieces were the best the world had to offer and Swiss time pieces were of shoddy and questionable quality... kind of like how we consider Chinese time pieces now.
    Yes, a pity the Heritage was lost.
    before I joined WUS and got educated, I had no idea about the Superiority of the US horology in the past!

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    Re: Watches made in America?

    Well, PP, AP and VC have ruled the roost for a long time, but Hamilton came fairly close for a short period ... of course, the English have had a great tradition in clock and watchmaking in the 18th and 19th centuries too!
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