A MECHANICAL WATCH TO LAST GENERATIONS
Forget about batteries. Real watches are manual or automatic. Ours can do both.
From design and materials to assembly. We build our watches to be used and last a lifetime.
WE SUPPORT VETERANS
My grandfather explained to me that he wanted to 'mark the occasion.' So, he offered me this watch. The same as what he had when he served.
- Jim H. Chicago, IL
“As an American Military Veteran, I definitely would have worn this watch. ”
- Robin S. / USA
A GIFT THAT GOES BEYOND WORDS
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The A-11 was the right watch at the right time. It never demanded a lot of attention; this watch was made to get the job done like the men who wore it. Storming the beach of Normandy, capturing Iwo Jima, climbing Monte Cassino, or jumping over the Netherlands, the A-11 was the heroes’ companion.
Made for soldiers
Whether based on land, in the air, or at sea, each military force needed timepieces. Watches were essential to navigate a plane, coordinate troops and attacks, time artillery shelling, and so on.
An innovative watch that helped make victory possible
To be able to survive rough conditions on the battlefield, the rigorous standards of the A-11 military spec required each piece to be produced with dust and waterproof casing, extreme temperature resistance, and robust movements with accuracy requirements of +/- 30 seconds per day and a 30 – 56 hour power reserve. Military watches produced today are still held to this same high standard of production.
Another A-11 specification that addressed the extremely high standards for precision and accuracy was a 15- jewel movement. Besides living up to the standards, it also provided reliability and durability.
From Omaha beach to Iwo Jima
When World War Two-era watches are mentioned, many thought immediately of high-quality German-made B-Uhren and chronographs. But it was a comparatively small, unobtrusive, mass-produced American watch, made to get the job done, the so-called"A-11", which has a claim to fame of having made a crucial contribution to the Allied victory in that war. Indeed, that watch was given the honor as … The watch that won the war.
Who are the field watches for?
By definition, a field watch is a simple military watch, originally called “trench watches” they were designed for soldiers to wear in WWII. They were made to do one thing, and one thing very well: tells accurate time. With a traditional purpose for battle, a good field watch has a stainless steel case, canvas or leather band, and quality movement. It must be easy to read with glare-proof crystal, a high contrast dial, luminous hands, and large numerals. For active men, adventurers, and outdoor enthusiasts, a must-have, the field watch is the type of watch you can wear just about anywhere.
Our Veteran Ambassadors
It's our passion to make watches in collaboration with WWII veterans, each limited edition has been made at their request.