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U.S. on Your Wrist

What’s on your wrist this year as you celebrate the Fourth of July? As an iW reader, we’re guessing something automatic or manual winding, possibly made in Switzerland (like this red, white and blue watch we showed you last year from Ulysse Nardin), Germany or Japan.

We’re generalizing of course, but given the sales figures for wristwatches, these guesses are likely pretty close to what you’ll find on the wrists of the watch-aware at picnics, firework displays and parades nationwide on this long (for some) Independence Day weekend.

Increasingly, we’re also seeing watches designed, sourced and in some cases assembled in the United States finding their way to many readers’ wrists. We’ve shown you a few of these over the years in general posts in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Today, however, we’ll remind you of fourteen domestically designed automatic or manual-wind offerings we’ve seen in the past year.


RGM's 801 Skeleton watches feature the Caliber 801, introduced in 2007 as RGM's first in-house movement. Here is a skeletonized model. Prices start at $21,400.

Brew Watch Company

New York-based Brew Watch Company offers this Dark Brew HP1 Automatic. Price: $495.


Bulova's Oceanographer with blue dial and orange-on-blue dive-time bezel. Price: $795.


Colorado-based Vortic makes the Springfield using a vintage Illinois Watch manual movement. Prices begin at $2,195.


The Diefendorff Cornelius 1776 with Federal Blue Sunray dial, here on a black leather strap. Price: $749.

Geoffrey Roth

The (Arizona-based) Geoffrey Roth Hand-Engraved HH5 Limited. Prices for the collection begin at $9,500.

MTM Special Ops

Los Angeles-based MTM Special Ops offers this Sherman 3-GER, with ruby ball bearings and black DLC titanium. Prices begin at $10,000.

Detroit Watch Co.

Detroit Watch Co. offers the City Collection 313. Price: $998.

Hager Watches

The Maryland-based Hager Watch GMT Traveler with Black/Blue Insert. Price: $965.

Original Grain

The San Diego-based Original Grain offers this automatic Six-Year Anniversary watch, with wood bezel and bracelet. Price: $395.

Weiss Watch Company

Los Angeles-based Weiss offers this Weiss 38mm Standard Issue Field Watch, starting at $1,150.


The new Shinola Runwell Automatic. Price: $1,095.


NYC-based Martenero offers the Kerrison Automatic. Price: $595.


Pittsburgh-based Kobold offers the Intrepid Chronograph. Price: $3,950.

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