For the 2013 aBlogtoWatch holiday giveaway, the lucky winner will accompany me (Ariel Adams) on a several day trip to RGM for a unique experience at how watches are made in America. We will spend two days at the RGM manufacture learning about how they make American watches the original way…
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At the heart of each of these watches is the caliber 801 manually wound movement produced locally here in the United States. We’ve found that a surprising number of aBlogtoWatch regulars have an intense fondness for the RGM Watch Company located in Mount Joy Pennsylvania, located near Lancaster.
Last year at the Geneva Time Exhibition (GTE) I met with Roland Murphy of RGM to see the prototype of their third in-house made movement called the Caliber 20. RGM is and has been the premier US-based watch maker and for years didn’t make their own movements.
This is the RGM 160. It is on the mid to upper range of RGM watch which don’t use in-house made RGM movements. With a versatile and useful set of complications from the ETA Valjoux 7751 automatic movement, this is a very attractive mix…
eBay to the rescue again. I swear, I have so many conversations with watch executives and designers that end with “and I got it on eBay.” A lot of brands use vintage watches and instruments as the basis for new timepieces – a least from a design perspective. Most of the watches based on aircraft […]
The boys in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania have done us Americans proud. However, I found it ironic that I needed to see this American-made watch in Switzerland. This is the RGM Pennsylvania Tourbillon MM 2 watch. Almost all of it is made in American, including the case and much of the movement. Certain parts, like the […]
Some watches grab you immediately: a burst of color, eye-catching case shape, unusual hands or perhaps a new design. This RGM does just the opposite: at first look it’s plain to the point of boring. Sparse dial, simple hands, simply shaped case, onion crown. More than most watches, though, the 151P rewards close study. Beautifully […]
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first laid eyes on the movement for this RGM Pennsylvania Tourbillon watch (which I discussed here). Sure the final version isn’t much different than the preview I saw a while ago, but seeing it all put together with case, text, hands, and finishing is really satisfying. I […]
OK, so before you begin reading this I need you to start the above video of a choir rendition of “America the Beautiful.” The video has some cheesy imagery of course, but interestingly sums up my swelling patriotic pride in America’s first made (and designed) tourbillon movement. It is no surprise that this comes straight […]
This is potentially the newest version of the RGM 300 Professional Diver’s watch. The 300 watch important as being American RGM’s first diving watch, and most agree that it was well done. It is a sober looking tool watch with cohesive lines, and a thick parts the communicate strength and quality. The original 300 Diver […]
RGM makes watches in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, which is a hub of American watch making. In fact, the majority of hands-on watch making that occurs in America today is in, or near Pennsylvania. A fact that strikes me as curious given the remote nature of some of these towns, but makes sense if you compare […]
It has been a long while indeed since any mechanical watch movements have been made in America. Sure there are high quality American watch companies such as RGM, Kobold, Hamilton, Ball, and various small operations such as the Bozeman Watch Company and Ryser Kentfield, but buy mostly Swiss made movements and special parts. It was […]
We’ve talked about American watchmaker RGM here before, and Roland Murphy’s small company which produces exquisitely made high-end watches. It looks like RGM is now stepping into the very exciting world of professional dive watches with the new and beautiful RGM Model 300.
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