In recent years there has been a push in the USA for the comeback of goods made in the United States. This has inspired artisans of all trades, including watchmakers, to seek the limelight by labeling their creations with the proud “Made in America” predicate. But what does this label really mean?
Customizing high-end automobiles, clothing, jewelry – and even whisky – have all been around for a while. But creating your very own watch to your design specifications was once only for those willing to pay the price. Not any more. Chris Malburg explains what he learned from the experts and how he customized his first watch.
When brands look to the past to find the absolute best details to combine into a killer timepiece, the result can be a terrific diver, a classy chronograph, or, in the case of American watchmaking company RGM, a fantastic pocket watch-inspired, enamel-dialed wristwatch like the Pennsylvania Series 801 Classic Enamel. Joshua Munchow feels this watch stands apart as a culmination of the brand’s ideology.
An impressive range of 30 international luxury watch brands will welcome horological enthusiasts, connoisseurs, and collectors to WatchTime New York on October 26 and 27, 2018. Held in Manhattan’s Gotham Hall, WatchTime New York offers plenty of opportunity for enthusiasts and the curious alike to get in contact with brands and try on their watches. Sabine Zwettler highlights five watches to look out for at the fair.
Released in 2010, the RGM Pennsylvania Tourbillon made a pretty big splash among those who have educated themselves about such things. It is, after all, the only serially produced tourbillon made in America and is simply an increditastic watch from any perspective. Design, function, and finishing: it is at the head of its class.
The Watches TV went to Watch Time New York for the first time in November 2017. And while there had the opportunity to talk to Roland Murphy of RGM and discover this luxurious American brand based in Pennsylvania.
Here is a story of neglect, replacement, and resurrection in Hollywood spanning nearly a century and involving Hugh Hefner, eBay, and the last American watch manufacture, RGM. It’s a fascinating journey leading to where we are now, and it is chock full of truly American entities. Meet the Hollywood 1923 watch by RGM, which incorporates a piece of American history.
Watches galore in NYC as WatchTime New York returned for its third edition October 13 and 14, 2017 at Manhattan’s elegant Gotham Hall. The annual event brings together some of the most prestigious brands in the watch world and opens them up to the public. Here are five new watches seen at the 2017 edition.
RGM celebrates its 25th anniversary with three enticing new models that offer something for everyone: history buffs, masculine wrists, and those who just like top-notch decorative embellishment alongside made in America craftwork are sure to love what Roland Murphy’s team has put together in honor of the quarter-century anniversary of the brand.
Since its beginning, RGM has created dials and movement components to manufacture its watches. Over the years, the brand has expanded its capabilities bit by bit, adding machinery, technology, and personnel in an effort to have greater control over production and to expand its design and engineering options. Follow us on a tour of the RGM workshop in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania.