Watch Review: American-Made Vortic Watches and Why I like the Chicago Watch

The "Chicago" watch with restored Elgin movement, by Vortic Watches.

Recently, I was one of seven industry insiders — all women — asked to name one of my favorite picks for watches under $1,000, for Monochrome-Watches.  I selected a brand that  typically retails for more than $1,000, but that has certain pieces in the under (barely) $1,000: Vortic Watches. I selected the Chicago watch, with…

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RGM Watch Company Brings 25th Anniversary Watches to WatchTime New York

RGM Model 222-RR box car inspired anniversary watch, made in America.

 Last month, Roland Murphy of RGM watches sponsored a 25th anniversary event at the RGM workshops in Mt. Joy, PA, where guests toured the factory, as well as the nearby NAWCC museum, and were treated to the unveiling of the newest watches made by RGM for the brand’s anniversary. The event was highly attended on…

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Watches Made in America: An Overview of American Watch Brand History

RGM Pennsylvania Series PS-801-EE

Tomorrow we celebrate the 4th of July – Independence Day, which honors America’s hard-won independence from Great Britain, and our adoption of the Declaration of Independence. On July 4, 1776, the 13 colonies claimed their independence — an event that led to the formation of the United States of America. Many industries flourished over the years in the USA, including watchmaking.…

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American-Made Weiss Watch Company Unveils LE American Issue Field Watch in Blue

Weiss Limited American Issue Dark Blue watch

With America’s Independence Day around the corner, we thought it a good time to take a look at an American watch brand.  Weiss Watch Company is looking to shift the conversation about fine watch craftsmanship to the United States, and restore prestige to American watchmaking. The four-year young brand designs, builds and assembles its watches…

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Geoffrey Roth Watch Engineering Collection is Not for Everyone — That’s Why You Want (at least) One

Newly finished watch by Geoffrey Roth Engineering Collection, with hand engraving by Todd Daniel. Made in Arizona.

We here at A Timely Perspective are lovers of all things horological… be they well established manufactures that predate electricity to brand new independent houses. In short, if the creativity and vision are there, well, you have our attention. One such creative, albeit a relatively young brand,  based out of Arizona has begun gathering attention…

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Celebrate the 4th of July with 4 Made-in-America Red, White and Blue Watches

This weekend we celebrate the 4th of July – Independence Day – to honor America’s hard-won independence from Great Britain and our adoption of the Declaration of Independence. While fireworks and picnics are the usual fare, this is also a great time to take a look at some really cool red, white and blue watches that…

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