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Help us create our next watch

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In the past we’ve had a few efforts to bring to market a smaller lower priced Minuteman watch. Sadly there was not enough support for those efforts. Once again we are considering an attempt to bring to market a smaller more affordable Minuteman watch. We hope you will share your thoughts and ideas to help us create a watch that more people will want to own. You can email us at minutemanwatch@frontier.com you can take part in the discussion of our new Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1749941718629094/ our interact with us on our Facebook business page https://www.facebook.com/MinutemanWatchCo/

This is pretty close to what the case will look like.

We may use this dial and hand design or we may totally scrap it and start with a fresh dial and hand design.

So here are some Questions for you. If we could offer a Minuteman watch that would pre sell for $250. Would you be interested in buying one?

The watch would be 40 mm in width.

Water resistant to 100 meters.

Have a sapphire crystal

Be offered in either brushed stainless finish or black DLC finish

The watch would have a quality Swiss quartz movement

If there is a dial color etc you would like to see please let us know.

Let us know if this is of interest to you.

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From the start of our Minuteman brand when we first offered our Minuteman MM01 watch model. People asked for a version which had a automatic winding mechanical movement. Recently we had realized that our upcoming Project X platform would allow us to offer that. So right now we are thinking of offering a 3rd version of our Project X along side our RWB and Darby models that would be an updated version of our original MM01 design. We are thinking of calling this model the Minuteman “Classic”.

We are trying to see how many would buy one if we were to offer this so please email us at minutemanwatch@frontier.com and let us know. The pre sell price would be $399.

The Spec’s:

Proudly assembled in the USA by Minuteman Watch Co.
Stainless Steel case with black DLC finish
Double domed sapphire crystal.
Clear type A/R coating on the inside of the crystal.
42mm width without crown.
Screw down crown.
200 meter water resistant.
Military style Zulu/Nato watch strap
Miyota 9015 automatic mechanical movement.
Luminous hands and dial.

 

 

Which of the above versions do you think is best? Email us at minutemanwatch@frontier.com and let us know.

Presenting our 1st Minuteman RWB Prototype wrist watch!

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Video walk around of our 1st Minuteman RWB prototype. You can save big by ordering yours right now.
http://minutemanwatches.com/collection/category/current-models

These watches will be assembled in the USA. We believe our pre sale price can not be beat on a watch of this quality that is assembled in the USA. The pre sale price on this particular model is just $369!

Specs:

Proudly assembled in the USA by Minuteman Watch Co.
Stainless Steel case with brushed finish
Double domed sapphire crystal.
Clear type A/R coating on the inside of the crystal.
42mm width without crown.
Screw down crown.
200 meter water resistant.
American made Leather strap.
Miyota 9015 automatic mechanical movement.
Luminous hands and dial.

We do have a few changes planned on the final version. One of which will be the strap which we will switch to a higher quality American made leather strap for this version. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at info@minutemanwatches.com  We suggest you sign up for our newsletter here to stay up to date with our brands efforts.

Order your American made Minuteman Southern Grind Special Edition Spider Monkey Now!

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We are now accepting orders for our special edition Minuteman/Southern Grind Spider Monkey. You can find details and order one here.

For those of you that don’t Minuteman has teamed up with Zac Brown’s Southern Grind brand to offer a special version of their popular Spider Monkey model. We will be making just one batch of these knives which just started accepting orders for. We are accepting orders now thru May 31st and will make enough to cover the pre-orders and perhaps a few more.

This special knife will carry both the Southern Grind name and logo and the Minuteman brand logo. Each knife features tan G10 handle scales, military style nylon fob, and a black PVD coated blade made out of premium S35VN blade steel.

The idea behind this special edition Minuteman / Southern Grind Spider Monkey is to offer a high quality American made knife, and to raise funds for the Red Circle Foundation charity. Minuteman will donate a portion of the profit from each knife sold to the charity. For details please visit our site here.
For those of you that don’t know about the Red Circle Foundation please watch this video.

In addition, a portion of the sales of Zac Brown’s Southern Grind knives go to benefit Camp Southern Ground, the non-profit passion project of three-time GRAMMY award-winning artist Zac Brown. To learn more about Camp Southern Ground please visit CampSouthernGround.org
Here are the specifications:
Handle: Tan G10
Lock & Liner: 6AL4V Titanium
Grind: Conventional Flat Grind
Blade Steel: S35VN
Hardness: RC 58-59
Blade Length: 3.25 inches
Blade Finish: Black PVD
Weight: 3.2 oz
Overall Length: 7.4375 inches
Handle Length: 4.1875 inches
Blade Thickness: .130 inches

It’s a Win Win!

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When you buy an American made Minuteman Adjutant knife you will get a handy little knife perfect for daily carry and you will help us raise funds for the fine folks at the Green Beret Foundation.

While our knife might seem like just another knife we can tell you some interesting things about it. Each of these knives is not only made in the USA. But each one is finished by hand by Justin Gingrich who has a very interesting background. Justin served 10 years on active duty in such honored units as the 3rd Ranger Battalion (1992-1996), 20th Special Forces Group (1996-1998), and the Ranger Training Brigade (1998-2001). The name of our knife is also interesting at least we think so. The Adjutant was named by #1 New York Times bestselling author of 16 novels Brad Thor. After a recent chat with a well known knifemaker Bill Harsey. We’ve decided to send $20 from each Minuteman Adjutant we sell to the Green Beret Foundation.

We offer the Minuteman Adjutant in multiple versions which you can see here on our site. Here are a few of the versions.

 

Adjutant Basic:

Adjutant RWB:

Adjutant RWB:

Adjutant Desert:

 

Even if you are not interested in buying one of these knives. Please visit the folks at the Green Beret Foundation and strongly consider making a donation direct to them.

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at info@minutemanwatches.com

Please help us help charities that help veterans.

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Many of you may have seen our posts etc recently about the fact that we are changing the way we here at Minuteman donate funds to #Veterans #Charities Basically we are now setting a fixed amount for each item we sell that will go to #Charity Announcing what charity those funds will go to and as soon as we get payment for a Minuteman product we are sending the charity those funds.

We are trying very hard to increase our ability to raise funds for the charities. Something that we really need help on is getting the word out about our efforts. As many of you know the best form of advertising is word of mouth. We believe with the internet discussion forums, blogs and especially social media this is true now more than ever.

So we can raise more funds for charity and spend less on marketing we ask that all of you help us get the word out about our brand and its efforts. By posting about it on your social media. Starting threads on discussion forums you take part in about our brand, efforts, and product. As well as simply telling your friends, family and people you meet in our daily life about our humble efforts and suggesting they check us out.

Here are some links to our social media and web sites. We hope all of you will follow us on those as share links to those.

https://www.pinterest.com/minutemanbrand/
https://www.facebook.com/MinutemanWatchCo/
https://www.facebook.com/cgaco/
https://twitter.com/minutemanco
https://twitter.com/cgacompany
https://www.instagram.com/minutemanwatches/
http://minutemanwatches.com/
www.cgawatches.com

Some of you have really stepped up and done this over the years and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We hope that you will continue to help us get the word out. We also hope you will consider continuing to purchase our products when we offer something that interests you. Thanks such much to all of you.

Sincerely,

Thomas Carey

Owner Minuteman Co.

Minuteman teams up with Southern Grind to help Red Circle Foundation!

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Recently Minuteman posted photo’s of a knife we are working on in collaboration with Southern Grind. We have photo’s of the final version to share. These will be made in the USA and $25 from each one we sell will go to Red Circle Foundation.

In addition, a portion of the sales of Southern Grind knives go to benefit Camp Southern Ground, the non-profit passion project of three-time GRAMMY award-winning artist Zac Brown. To learn more about Camp Southern Ground please visit CampSouthernGround.org.

We plan to price these at $240 each and will only sell them via pre sale for 60 days. We will then make just one batch of them. If you would like us to contact you when we are ready to take orders email minutemanwatch@frontier.com

These are smaller than folders we’ve offered in the past. Here are the specs:

Handle: Tan G10
Lock & Liner: 6AL4V Titanium
Grind: Conventional Flat Grind
Blade Steel: S35VN
Hardness: RC 58-59
Blade Length: 3.25″
Blade Finish: Black PVD
Weight: 3.2 oz.
Overall Length: 7.4375″
Handle Length: 4.1875″
Blade Thickness: .130″

Each knife will come with a nylon fob as shown in the photo’s below. These knives are special edition versions of the popular Southern Grind Spider Monkey.

Our version features our logo on the blade, tan G10 handle scales, black pvd blade and hardware, and nylon fob. As these knives are a bit smaller we are adding the fobs to make it easier to pull these out of a pocket for those that have larger hands. We also like the way they add to the overall look of the knives.

Why we created the Minuteman brand

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Why we do what we do.

We created our Minuteman brand for 3 key reasons.

1. To raise funds for charities that assist Veterans and their families.

25% of the profit from our net annual sales of Minuteman products goes to charities assisting veterans     & their Families.

2. To provide work for Americans whenever we can.

All of our watches are proudly assembled in the United States by highly skilled American watchmakers. To date all of our knives have been 100% made in the USA.

3. To provide a quality product that will stand the test of time.

Our products are designed and built to provide many years of reliable service.

Each year we select a charity that helps veterans and their families. We raise funds for that charity throughout the year. To date we’ve raised funds for, The Gary Sinise Foundation, Special Operations Warrior Foundation, and Fisher House. We select charities that spend 83% or more of the funds they take on programs. Which means most of the funds they raise go to the veterans and their families and are not spent on marketing, executive salaries, legal fee’s etc. There are a few charities in which 100% of the money they raise is spent on programs. One example is the Gary Sinise Foundation. They are very few charities out there that are able to match that.

For 2017 we will continue to raise funds for Fisher House via the sale of our remaining Minuteman Jester watches. We have a project in the works now with Southern Grind which we should start taking orders on in about March of 2017. With that project $25 from each knife we sell will go to the Red Circle Foundation. Those knives will sell for under $250 and most likely we will only be able to offer about 50 of those. We have yet to announce what charity we will raise funds via the sale of our Minuteman Adjutant knives, and Project X watches in 2017. If you have any suggestions please feel free to let us know.

The reason why we raise funds for veteran’s charities is because the co-founder of our brand is a disabled Vietnam veterans. He has done well despite his ill health which was due to his contact with Agent Orange. While our co-founder has done well he and his son who also founded our company have seen many veterans struggle. Some dealing with physical wounds and others from mental ones. Our ownership feels strongly that our government particularly through the VA has let many of our veterans down when they’ve needed them most. Clearly we are not alone as so many great charities have been created in an effort to help America’s true heroes our veterans. Rather than create a charity of our own. We recognized that there were already many great charities out there but what they all need is money to fund their efforts. So we decided to mix our passion for American products with our desire to help veterans and create Minuteman. As a way to offer quality American products that will stand the test of time. While also raising funds for great charities like The Gary Sinise Foundation, Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Fisher House, Red Circle Foundation, and more. We hope that when you wear our Minuteman watches or use our American made Minuteman knives and you see our brand name and our logo. You will think about those veterans out there and their families. Who have sacrificed so much to protect our way of life. This why on many of our products our logo is quite large and our name is quite prominent.

We thank all of you have purchased our products over the years. Some of you have purchased several of our products over the years. We ask that you will continue to consider supporting our efforts by helping us get the word out about our brand and its mission. As well as purchasing our quality products.

Minuteman folding knife currently in the works

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We plan to offer for just 60 days a special batch of American made folders. These are a special version of a popular Southern Grind knife.

We plan to pre sell these for less than $250. For each knife we sell we will be sending $25 to the #Charity Red Circle Foundation.

These will be made in the USA. If you would like us to contact you when we do start accepting orders feel free to email us at info@minutemanwatches.com and ask to be put on our contact list for these

These are smaller than folders we’ve offered in the past. Here are the specs:

Handle: Tan G10
Lock & Liner: 6AL4V Titanium
Grind: Conventional Flat Grind
Blade Steel: S35VN
Hardness: RC 58-59
Blade Length: 3.25″
Blade Finish: Black PVD
Weight: 3.2 oz.
Overall Length: 7.4375″
Handle Length: 4.1875″
Blade Thickness: .130″

Our new Minuteman RWB wrist watch

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We would like to introduce to you our upcoming Minuteman RWB wrist watch which will be assembled in the USA and features a quality automatic winding mechanical movement.

This version of our upcoming Minuteman Project X series of watches has thus far been one of the most popular if not the most popular or our Project X watches. This watch will feature a blue sunray dial, American made leather strap, and a classy brushed finish. The idea behind this watch is to offer a great looking watch in a patriotic red, white, and blue color combination.

We are currently offering this model at a greatly reduced price via a pre-sale. Our Minuteman RWB, and Darby watch models will be the highest spec, highest quality watches we’ve ever offered.

We urge all of you who are interested to visit our site for additional info about this new watch.
http://minutemanwatches.com/collection/rwb_brushed

Minuteman Darby and RWB wrist watches

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Today we’ve just taken the next step in the process of bringing our new Minuteman project X watches to the market. Based on pre orders thus far it appears interest is strongest for our Minuteman Darby in black DLC and our Minuteman RWB in brushed finish.

So we have just ordered the parts needed to assemble a prototype for each of these two versions. We hope to have these in early March if not sooner. When we do we will post photo’s of each version and may also send one out to one of the major watch blogs for a review.

So far sales have been slower than we had hoped. Thus we may be forced to scale back our initial production of these to just 20 of each version. We also may drop the Gray man version unless we see a radical shift in ordering. If you have been planning on ordering and want either a RWB in the brushed finish or the Darby in DLC we suggest you order very soon. As about half of each of those versions has now been sold if we do in fact limit each version to just 20.

Many of you might not realize it but at the discounted price we are offering. We know of no other watch which is built to the spec’s we will be building these to. Which is assembled in the USA as ours will be that is currently on the market for a price this low. Typically a similar watch from a similar brand would sell for about $800 and pre sell for about $650. Our pre sale price on the Darby in DLC is just $399. The RWB in brushed finish is even less! The only reason we are offering these at such a low price is we very much believe in this design and have always wanted to bring to market a Minuteman watch with an automatic.  We are convinced once these watches have shipped to those that purchase via the pre sale the reviews will be glowing and people will realize what a great value these truly are.

In closing we ask that you help us get the word out about these watches by telling folks about it on your social media and posting about them on the various watch discussion forums.

Minuteman Adjutant knife in black carbon fiber

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Minuteman Watch Co is please to announce the addition of a new  carbon fiber version to our popular Adjutant knife series.

For those who do not know Minuteman has teamed up with Justin Gingrich of Gingrich Tactical Innovations to offer these rugged compact American made knives. Each knife is hand finished in the USA by Mr. Gingrich who is a former Army Ranger.

This new version has a more tactical look than past versions and uses black carbon fiber scales for the handle. Currently carbon fiber is one of the most popular materials being used for knife handles. If you would like to purchase one of these rugged American made knives click here.

Here are the spec’s for this new American made knife.

Overall length: 6 inches

Blade length: 2.5 inches

Handle length: 3.5 inches

Handle material: Black Carbon Fiber

Blade Thickness: 1/8 inch

Blade width: 1 inch

Blade finish: Satin finish

Blade Steel: 154CM Stainless Steel

Sheath: Kydex set up for neck carry

Here is some additional information you may be interested in knowing. Minuteman Watch Co. was created in 2012 by a disabled Vietnam veteran and his oldest son. We created our brand for 3 key reasons.

To raise funds for charities that assist Veterans and their families.
25% of the profit from our net annual sales of Minuteman products goes to charities assisting veterans & their Families.

To provide work for Americans whenever we can.

To provide a quality product that will stand the test of time.

Our watches are proudly assembled in the USA by a highly skilled American watchmaker with over 30 years of experience.

25% of our net annual profit goes to charities that assist veterans and their families. To date we’ve raised funds for The Gary Sinise Foundation, Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Mercury One, and Fisher House.

While we are primarily a watch brand rest assured our partner in these knives has a solid background and here is info about our supplier for these American made knives Justin Gingrich. This information comes from his brands web site.

“Justin Gingrich (the man behind GTI) served 10 years on active duty in such honored units as the 3rd Ranger Battalion (1992-1996), 20th Special Forces Group (1996-1998), and the Ranger Training Brigade (1998-2001). Justin is also a police academy graduate and served in Iraq with a civilian security firm in 2005. For two months, Justin worked in post-Katrina New Orleans providing much needed security for the private sector. He also instructs private security contractors, U.S. soldiers, State Department employees and civilians in the art of patrolling, demolitions, shooting and CQB techniques.

In 1998 he began in the cutlery industry and since then Justin has been on the cutting edge of innovation. He started with American Tomahawk company where he pioneered the modern tactical tomahawk. In 2001 he founded Ranger Knives and continued to design tomahawks and hard use knives. In 2002 he left American Tomahawk company to focus on his own knife and tomahawk designs. In 2008 he sold Ranger Knives to Ontario Knife company while continuing to do design and prototype work for the Ranger line. In 2009 he formed GTI (Gingrich Tactical Innovations) under GTI Justin continues to be on the cutting edge in the tactical market not only with his hard use knives and tomahawks but also with other tactical products that fill gaps in the tactical marketplace. He has a list of accomplishments that any blade smith and knife designer would be proud of. Since starting his own company he has been recognized as the “go to” guy for companies and individuals wanting to do a new blade design.

What follows is a short list of some of the elite units and companies that have sought out Justin’s expertise and professional approach to the design, prototype and production process involved to get the company and individual exactly what they want and need to fulfill their mission set.

In 2008 Justin was commissioned to do a tomahawk specifically for Task Force 1st Battalion 153rd Infantry upon their return from Iraq.

In late 2008 early 2009 the Marine Corps EOD unit came to him and asked him to design a knife. This being the first time the Marine Corps EOD unit had ever commissioned a knife to be made specifically for them and the special environment in which they were working in in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In 2010 Justin was the first knife maker to ever be commissioned by the US Army Ranger Training Brigade to do a knife for them, not only a knife but their 60th Anniversary knife. The blade was featured in Tactical Knives in 2011

In 2011 Justin was again commissioned by a military unit to design and produce a blade just for them. The 95th Civil Affairs Brigade out of Ft. Bragg.

In 2012 Justin was approached to this time do Jump Master Knife for the following units on Ft. Bragg 8th Psyop, 5th BN 1SWTG, 3rd BN SWTG.

In 2013 and again in 2015 he was asked to design, prototype and produce a knife for the Psyop Regimental Association.

At the same time the civilian market had taken notice of his talents and added to his list of notable “firsts” in the civilian marketplace.

Justin designed and prototyped the first ever Damascus bladed gentlemen’s folder for Queen Cutlery. This was something that had never been done since they opened their doors in 1902.

“When 5.11 Tactical decided to create hard-use tools for use by serious Operators in the real world they reached out to Justin Gingrich of GTI to leverage their expertise. With GTI’s extensive background in designing and building tactical tomahawks and large fixed blades, and their solid reputation for integrity and dedication, the decision was simple. 5.11’s PeaceMaker Tomahawk and CFK 7 Camp and Field Knife are the first two products to make it through the design and development process and additional designs will follow. If you’re a fan of GTI you’re really going to be impressed by the products of this new strategic collaboration.”

Ranger Up, an apparel company, has also leveraged Justin’s talents. To date they have done two successful limited edition blades designed and produced by Justin.”

 

Meet the Minuteman Gray man

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We thought some of you might be interested in knowing a bit of the story behind a watch model we are bringing to the market via a pre-sale.

The name for Minuteman Gray Man watch model/s comes from a term used by many regarding Navy SEALs BUD/S training.

“There is a saying in BUD/S: ideally you want to become the gray man. In other words, you become invisible, nobody notices you, because you do everything so perfectly that you never stand out.”

While this idea seems to have started out as a piece of advice those who had successfully completed the Navy SEAL selection process to those who were about to attempt it. It’s a concept that seems to be growing in general and is worth Google search if you want to know more about it.

As such our Gray man watch has a black DLC, case, black watch strap, and a black dial background. But and this could be hard to tell on the device your viewing this render on now. The print on the dial rather than being your typical white is actually a very light grey color. We also opted to go with this same light grey on the hands. This allows the watch to be quite readable without standing out quite as much as your typical white would. So in a sea of watches with black cases, black dials, and white print our Gray man sort of hides in plain site.

Right now you can pre-order one and save $200! For the details please follow this link.
http://minutemanwatches.com/collection/grayman_dlc-zulustrap

 

Minuteman adds new versions of our American made Adjutant knives.

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Minuteman Watch Co is please to announce the addition of 2 new versions to our popular Adjutant knife series.

For those who do not know Minuteman has teamed up with Justin Gingrich of Gingrich Tactical Innovations to offer these rugged compact American made knives. Each knife is hand finished by Mr. Gingrich who is a former Army Ranger.

First up is the Minuteman Adjutant Desert version. This new version has a more tactical look than past versions and uses desert tan G10 scales for the handle.

Spec’s:

Overall length: 6 inches
Blade length: 2.5 inches
Handle length: 3.5 inches
Handle material: Kirinite
Blade Thickness: 1/8 inch
Blade width: 1 inch
Blade finish: Bead blasted
Blade Steel: 154CM Stainless Steel
Handles Scales: G10
Sheath: Kydex set up for neck carry

Next up is the Minuteman Adjutant RWB. This version features Red, White, and Blue Kirinite scales for the handle and a satin finish to the blade steel.

Spec’s:

Overall length: 6 inches
Blade length: 2.5 inches
Handle length: 3.5 inches
Handle material: Kirinite
Blade Thickness: 1/8 inch
Blade width: 1 inch
Blade finish: Bead blasted
Blade Steel: 154CM Stainless Steel
Handles Scales: Red, White, and Blue Kirinite
Sheath: Kydex set up for neck carry

For those of you that don’t know Minuteman primarily makes wrist watches and donates 25% of their net annual profit to charities that assist veterans and their families.

For more information, please visit the Minuteman brand web site at http://minutemanwatches.com

Minuteman Watches Project X Update 11 15 2016

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Here is a render though hard to see of the case back for our Minuteman Project X series. This is more complex and higher end than we’ve done to date.

 

projectx-caseback

 

Rather than having a logo engraved in a flat steel back we are going to have tooling made and stamp this into the back. Some call this reverse engraving or raised engraving. It’s more costly and requires extra tooling but the finished result is a higher end look.

 

This is just one of the areas we want to improve on with our Project X series.

 

The question remains will enough people pre-order one to make this a reality. To make this work we will need to pre – sell about 95 of the watches.

 

Not only are we upgrading the spec’s on these but we are also cutting our profit in an effort to keep the prices lower than they really should be for a watch with this sort of quality.

Minuteman Project X update November 2016

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We want to let you know what we plan to do with our Minuteman Project X watch design.

As of now we plan to attempt to fund this series in January of 2017. This could change but as of right now we plan to go with a higher quality specification then we’ve done to date. As such our cost for these watches will be higher than what a lot of start ups are selling theirs for via crowd fund. At the same time our margins will be lower than they really should be from a business stand point.

Here is the Spec we now have planned.

316L stainless steel case, back, bezel, and crown offered in your choice of brushed finish or black DLC coated

The caseback engraving will be reverse engraved which is something you see on higher end watches
Signed crown though I am not sure what logo or letter we will use for that. People expect it on watches of the price ours will sell for.

Swiss sourced hands at least that’s what our supplier is claiming. This will give is a higher quality set of hands.

Superluminova lume

We plan to have date wheels made up with black background and white numerals for the dials that have a black background.

Double domed sapphire crystal. What this means is the outside will be convex and the inside will be slightly concave. Basically it will be like a lens in terms of the shape.

Clear type anti reflective coating on the inside of the crystals

Miyota 9015 automatic movement

200 Meter water resistant

Screw down crown like you would find on a dive type watch. Having said that these will be a field type watch not a dive watch.

At this point we don’t have the size nailed down. We may go 45mm or it could go as small as 41mm. If we go with a larger size we will keep the lug to lug tip length a bit shorter than typcial so it fits better on smaller wrists.

We plan to offer 6 versions in all which works out to 3 dial colors in two case finish types.

One of the dials will be black background with very light grey printing and we are calling that “The Gray Man”

One dial will be black background with old radium superluminova which has sort of a tan look which will call “Darby”

The final dial will be blue background could be a metallic or so called sun ray style with white lettering we will call “RWB”

The regular price for the versions with the black DLC coating will be $540. We will offer a pre sale price of $399. We plan to make just 25 of each version. If the demand is there we will make a few more of each version. So we are not offering these a limited edition of 25 per say but we just what you to know we only plan to make 25 of each one.

If you would like we can add you to our contact list for the specific model and if we do green light it we will send you an email letting you know we are taking orders and it will include a url to direct you to the place you can order one. To get on that list email us at info@minutemanwatches.com and asked to be added to the Project X contact list.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

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Minuteman Project X Update 9_16_2016

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As of now we are back to considering offering our Minuteman Project X design in 3 dial colors. Further we are looking at offering each dial color in two types of case finish. We do not know if these will be done in automatic mechanical movements or Swiss quartz. We would really like to do them with auto movements.

The pre sell price for the automatic with black PVD finish would be $399. The pre-sell price for the Swiss quartz in black PVD finish would be $299. The regular price for each version will be $100 higher. For each of these in brushed stainless the price will be about $25 less.

If you would like to be able to buy one of these please let us know by email us at info@minutemanwatches.com

Here are the versions we might offer.

 

RWB with black PVD Finish.

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RWB in brushed stainless finish.

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The Darby in black PVD finish.

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The Darby in brushed stainless finish.

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The Grey Man in black PVD finish.

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The Grey Man in brushed stainless finish.

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Here are the spec’s excluding the movement type.

  • Proudly assembled in the USA by Minuteman Watch Co.
  • Individually serial numbered
  • Stainless Steel case with choice of brushed finish, or black PVD coating.
  • A/R coating on the inside of the crystal.
  • 42mm width without crown.
  • Screw down crown.
  • 200 meter water resistant.
  • Sapphire crystal.
  • Luminous hands and dial.
  • Assembled in the United States of America.

 

One of the key questions we need to have answered is if our parts supplier will accept and order for the amount of parts we would need. There are a few other questions we need answers to as well. The biggest one is are you interested in buying one of these and if show with the auto movement or the quartz?

Minuteman Darby Plan “B”

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Darby Plan B

Based on the response we’ve seen so far there does not appear to be enough interest to offer this model with an automatic movement. This is the 3rd time we’ve tried to offer a watch with an automatic movement and each time the interest needed to support it has just not been there.
This brings to plan B. Rather than offer the watch with an automatic movement. We switch to a Swiss quartz movement and drop the idea of upgrading to a double dome sapphire crystal.
Regular retail for this version will be $425.

We offer 50 at the discounted price of $299 and will pre-sell these. If you are interested in reserving one of these 50 slots email us at info@minutemanwatches.com

Here are the Spec’s for those version:
Proudly assembled in the USA by Minuteman Watch Co.
Individually serial numbered
Stainless Steel case with black PVD coating.
A/R coating on the inside of the crystal.
42mm width without crown.
Screw down crown.
200 meter water resistant.
American made Leather strap.
Sapphire crystal.
Swiss quartz movement.
Luminous hands and dial.
Assembled in the United States of America.

Darby from Juney 9_6_16

Minuteman “Darby” Pre-order info please read!

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Please read all of this carefully.

To determine if there is enough interest to move forward with pre-sales of our Minuteman Darby. We ask those of you who are interested in ordering one of these watches at the special discounted price shown below contact us at info@minutemanwatches.com and let us know that you want to reserve a slot for one. If you have any questions please contact us at info@minutemanwatches.com

Minuteman will be offering just 50 people the chance to purchase our upcoming Minuteman Darby watch model with automatic movement for just $399. The regular price for this new model will be $525.00. We offer our current quartz Minuteman models for $399.

For those of you wondering why this new watch will have such a higher price here is why.

This new watch has a movement that costs us more than double the price of the movement we now use. Our assembly cost is almost double what our current quartz models are. Plus we are upgrading to an expensive double domed watch crystal which will cost us double the price of the one we currently use.

Lieutenant Colonel Darby.
We are naming this model after the man that many feel is the father of the modern day Army Rangers William O. Darby. The model name is “Darby”.

 

In World War II Lieutenant Colonel Darby was with the first U.S. troops sent to Northern Ireland at the outbreak of the war, and during his stay there, he became interested in the British Commando groups.

His interest was such that, when the U.S. Army decided to establish its Ranger units, he was put in charge of the organization and training of its original units.

Darby’s Rangers” trained with their British Counterparts in Scotland and in 1943, the 1st Ranger Battalion made its first assault at Arzew, North Africa. As a result, Lt. Col. Darby was awarded the Distinguish Service Cross.

 

The heart of the watch

The movement we will be using for this new model is the Sii NE15 aka Seiko 6R15. The movement is hacking/handwinding/autowinding with 24 jewels and it has a 50 hour power reserve. The NE15 is part of Sii’s NE Premium Mechanical Series. These are the best grade of Seiko movements we can get access to.

NE15-ALT1

The watches and their price

These watches will be built on our current “Jester” platform. But we will be upgrading the crystal to a double dome Sapphire crystal which will have A/R coating on the inside. These will also come with a military style strap rather than the leather straps we now use as we feel its a better fit for this watch.
We only plan to produce a small batch of 100 of these. We will be offering just 50 of these at the discounted price of $399.
The regular price for the remaining watches will be $525.
Before we formally launch this new model and start taking pre-orders. We want to see if enough interest is there to support this new watch. So if you would like to take advantage of our special offer email us at info@minutemanwatches.com and let us know that you want to reserve your discounted Minuteman Darby Watch.

 

Here are the spec’s for this new watch.

Proudly assembled in the USA by Minuteman Watch Co.
Individually serial numbered
Stainless Steel case with black PVD coating.
Double domes sapphire crystal with A/R coating on the inside.
42mm width without crown.
Screw down crown.
200 meter water resistant..
Sapphire crystal.
NE15 automatic movement.
Luminous hands and dial.
Assembled in the United States of America.

Help us help veterans

As with all of our other Minuteman products part of the profits will go to charities that help veterans and their families. In the past we’ve raised fund charities like the Gary Sinise Foundation, and Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Currently we are working to raise funds for Fisher House. So we ask that you seriously taking advantage of offer. Not only will you get a watch that is proudly assembled in the USA by Americans. But you will help us in our efforts to raise funds for our military hero’s who need a helping hand.

We at Minuteman would very much like to honor the Lieutenant Colonel Darby and the United States Army Rangers. As well as to continue to raise funds for veterans charities by making this new model a reality.

Even if you are not able to purchase one of these watches. We ask that you please help us get the word out about our efforts to bring out this new watch, raise funds for veterans, and honor the US Army Rangers.

If you have any questions or would like to reserve one at the special discount email us at info@minutemanwatches.com