Just in time to celebrate a belated USA Independence Day, I was invited back on the Zulu Time Podcast, with UK host Dan (@timely_moments). This time, we discuss the our observations of the American watchmaking and manufacturing industry; from the trends to the vibe within USA built/designed/made watches.
Vortic Watches (Fort Collins Colorado USA)
RT Custer and Tyler Wolfe
Using historically American made watch company with a contemporary case engineering twist
- Hamilton v Vortic watches law suite https://vorticwatches.com/blogs/the-vortic-blog/hamilton-v-vortic-update-we-won-september-15th-2020
Oak and Oscar (Chicago Illinois USA)
- Humboldt (personal pick)
Orion Watches (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA)
Nick, the Seiko Modfather, just rocks in my book.
- The Calamity (again my personal pick is w/steel 12hr)
- The Hellcat
USA Watches that wearing them on American’s wrists…help make watches cool again in the USA
- Timex (Waterbury)
- as a kid, I rocked Expeditions until I splattered crystals and shredded crowns
- Shinola (Detroit Michigan USA)
- Apple (Cupertino Ca. USA)
- Admittedly, even though I am a Technologist, being an active trekker in the PNW I’m in Garmin’s (Kansas, United States) camp with the Instinct. Apple really has yet to address a really robust ‘explorer’ edition of the Apple watch.
- MarkII Watches – Cruxible Hellion
- Bulova – Lunar Pilot / Devil Diver
- Hamilton – Redbull Air Zermatt
- Marathon – Navigator
- Luminox – Bear Grylls Line
Watch Mod culture/Seiko Mod culture here in the USA.
- Seiko Modding with the SKX as a new dad, to make a watch ‘Ready for Daddy Duty”
- Modding my podcast partner, Chris Powell, to make his dream blacked out “Mnmltek SKX”
Other US watchmakers/manufactures
Weiss (LA, CA, USA)
RGM Watch Co.
Ares Watch Co (viva the PNW! )
- VAER (Ca. USA)
- Vero (Portland OR, USA)
Terry: Toxic/ UTE Natos- https://shop.hodinkee.com/blogs/journal/ute-nato-strap
Alena Diaz: PNW watchmaker – https://www.instagram.com/alenagracediaz/
Depth Charge; Novel by Jason Heaton – https://www.depthchargenovel.com/author
Baltic Aquascaphe Bronze – A Pandemic Year On the Wrist – https://www.ajbarse.com/baltic-aquascaphe-bronze/