A-2 Origin - Black NATO
Inspired by the American pilot watches of the 50's, this watch was designed directly in collaboration with USAF Korean War pilots. We've developed the A-2 Origin as a brand new collection with a truly vintage look ready for the modern era.
The A-2 Origin Black NATO comes with a nylon NATO strap. This design choice is meant to reference the appearance of single piece Nylon or Canvas straps on US military-spec watches. Indeed, WW2 had highlighted the need for a more durable strap design than the traditional "two-piece" strap. With the development of mil-spec watches such as the Hamilton 747 & the A-17 spec the one-piece NATO style strap appeared in USAF cockpits over Korea.
Our A-2 Origin is fitted with a Swiss Quartz Ronda 763, for set & forget timekeeping and great reliability. We're using a Sapphire Coated K1 Crystal for added ruggedness & scratch protection. As is standard, all A-2 Origins are assembled & quality checked in the USA.
50’s design updated for the modern field
40 MM SPECS
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1950s high-legibility US mil-spec dial
Stainless Steel Case
A-17 Syringe Hands w/ Arrow second hand
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Sapphire Coated K1 Crystal
Swiss-Made Ronda 763 Quartz
Thanks to our expertise & quality materials your watch will require very little day-to-day care. You can help preserve its lustre by washing the case and bracelet from time to time using soapy water and a soft brush. Before cleaning your watch, always ensure that the winding crown is properly pushed down to guarantee waterproofness.
The A-2 Origin
Our A-2 Origin came about when we met with USAF pilot Bud Anderson and he started talking about the watch he remembered using throughout the Korean War. We consulted with him on the design and produced the A-2 Origin. Leaning on the A-17 Mil Spec (the successor to the WW2 A-11 Spec) we’ve revamped the hands & cleaned the dial to the legibility that was required back then. With patina color indexes, the A-2 origin looks and feels like a 1950s field watch.