A-2 Origin - Leather NATO
A-2 Origin - Leather NATO
A-2 Origin - Leather NATO
A-2 Origin - Leather NATO
A-2 Origin - Leather NATO

A-2 Origin - Leather NATO

PA2-40-SB-DBK1

Regular price$199.00
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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 Leather NATO comes with a unique leather 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.

Case Size/ Diameter

40mm

Dial

1950s high-legibility US mil-spec dial
Luminova Indexes


Case Material

Stainless Steel Case

Hands

A-17 Syringe Hands w/ Arrow second hand
Luminova Coated

Case Lug Width

18mm

Strap Width

18mm

Glass

Sapphire Coated K1 Crystal

Water Resistance

5 ATM

Movement

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.

A True 50s American Field Watch

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 1950s field watch.

Built for the Modern Field

With its 1950s looks, the A-2 could be mistaken for a watch straight out of that era but we’ve provided a raft of 21st century upgrades to increase its longevity & ruggedness. We’ve used 316L Stainless Steel for the case & a Sapphire-coated K1 Crystal to ensure both scratch and shatter resistance all over. Furthermore, we’ve equipped our A-2 Origin with an ultra precise Swiss-made Ronda 763 Quartz movement for better timekeeping & increased readiness.

American Assembly

The A-2 Origin is hand-assembled & water-tested in the United States as part of our ongoing efforts to bring back American watch-making knowledge. The 5 ATM water resistance announced on our A-2 Origin is specifically tested in at our US assembly plant to make sure that each & every A-2 Origin delivers as promised.

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