Nov 11, 2016

Would it be possible to get a drop from the Detroit Watch Co. kids?

Have liked their aesthetics and approach to making watches since they launched and the movements are solid, serviceable, etc. (they source out solid movements and focus on case and design and build quality which the Swiss have done a lot in the past, but they have realized savings that are reflected in their pricing).
Anyone else fond of these? I find myself particularly drawn to the 39mm

1701 Pontchartrain &

1701 L'Horloge-Swiss

automatics.
Thoughts? Others interested? Is a drop possible from a brand that pretty much only deals in limited/low production numbers?
Certainly better design and integrity of execution than the ginormous sized quartz pieces coming from the Shinola sandbox across town...




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I like and appreciate any and all efforts to revive watchmaking in the US, even if those efforts are just final casing and calibration. The economics of labor will never make the same collection of components cost as low as Asian assembly, but these are competitive with smaller volume Swiss- and German-assembled watches.

Another American watch company to put on your radar, albeit at an even higher price point, is Towson Watch Company. Located in my neck of the woods, I've had the opportunity to meet the watchmakers, who are true master craftsmen.
http://towsonwatchcompany.com/
PetrosD
I should add a couple of images of their unique pieces. First is the Martin M-130. While other watch companies build homages to other watches, this is an homage to cockpit instruments from a specific airplane, the Martin "China Clipper". Unfortunately for TWC, their marketing does not provide the rich background you get when talking to the watchmakers.
All TWC watches are Maryland themed, like the uniquely-shaped Pride.
PetrosD
"All TWC watches are Maryland themed."
I shudder to think of their Baltimore tribute. Will it memorialize the murder rate? The rock bottom student test scores? Will the Frederick watch have an anthrax theme? A Camp David watch might be nice. (Just kidding ... Family members used to live in the state, some beautiful sights.)
I've been eyeing off both of the watches you have listed for quite some time now. I think they are awesome value but still a bit much for me to pull the trigger on. If a drop happened I'd genuinely consider buying both!
How do you submit a new poll, anyways?

How do drops start even?
I would be interested! Looks really nice!
I would be in!
Beautiful design and impeccable detail. I would be interested!
These seem to be pretty cool time pieces, I'm intrigued. Certainly like the looks more than the Shinolas
Never heard of this brand, but love the look. I am afraid it is a bit out of my price range, though. I did send their website link to my wife just in case she has some money rat-holed somewhere I don't know about. lol
Also take a look at their Woodward M1 collection.
I'd certainly vote for something from the Detroit line. They look great, seem to be well made and are reasonably priced.
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