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International Microbrand Watch Day

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Minuteman Watches is taking part in International Microbrand Watch Day which is August 10th.
 
In honor of this we are offering 15% off starting today through August 15th.
 
To get the discount you need to order through our friends at
 
https://www.cgawatches.com/collections/minuteman-watch-company
 
and use code MicrobrandWatchDay

Minuteman Special Projects

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Special Projects!

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Many of you have seen us post in the past special projects we’ve done. Such as the project we did for the charity Mercury One. A special watch we did for a Special Forces ODA, and most recently our collaboration with patriotic hacker Jester.
Typically an effort like our collaboration with Jester requires the pre sale of about 50 watches. Special projects such as those done for the Special Forces ODA and our Mercury One watch can sometimes be done when we already have a major production run in the works already. In which case a special project can be done with an order of about 20 watches.
We currently have some production runs being planned for 2017. As such its a perfect time to be able to offer a special project like the ones we’ve just discussed above. So of if your group, brand, team, blog, etc is interested in discussing a potential project with us please feel free to contact us at info@minutemanwatches.com

 

A Heads up!

We also want to point out that we are currently working on a few knife projects. At this point it does look like we will be bringing to market a knife in conjunction with Justin Gingrich who is a former Army Ranger. That knife will be a small fixed blade knife set up for a choice of neck carry, waist carry, or pocket carry. Keep on an eye on our social media sites for updates.

 

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Minuteman Watch Project for 2017

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Here at Minuteman Watch Co we are considering offering this new design for 2017. Currently we plan to offer these with Swiss Ronda 515 quartz movements. But we may also offer one version with a Seiko NE15 aka 6R15 automatic mechanical movement which is made in Japan if enough people are willing to buy one.

 

First up.

Here is the version we would most likely offer with the NE15 automatic movement. We would pre-sell these for $499. As with our current watches these would be assembled in the USA.

Spec’s:

41mm width

48mm lug tip to lug tip

10 mm thick

200 meter W/R

Screw down crown

Clear type A/R coating on inside of sapphire crystal

SS case black DLC coated

Seiko NE15 automatic mechanical movement

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In order to make the above version happen we will have to make 100 of these and pre-sell 70 of them. If we don’t feel the support will be there we will not offer this version. If you are interested in ordering this version with the NE15 automatic mechanical movement for the price of $499. Please email us at info@minutemanwatches.com and ask to be added to our contact list for this version.

 

The quartz versions

Here are the 3 versions Minuteman Watch Co is planning to offer with the Swiss Ronda 515 quartz movement.

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These would each come with a 5 ring military style nylon watch strap. The black cased version would be coated in black PVD though we may upgrade that to DLC. The price for the black version will be $399 and the non coated stainless versions would be priced at $359. Below are the rest of the spec’s.

Spec’s:

41mm width

48mm lug tip to lug tip

10 mm thick

200 meter W/R

Screw down crown

Clear type A/R coating on inside of sapphire crystal

SS case and back

Swiss Ronda 515 quartz movement

Please email us at info@minutemanwatches.com and ask to be added to our contact list for this new model.

 

Here are some things we want to point out about this new model. These will be offered in a smaller 41mm width to better fit this with smaller wrist sizes and for those who want a more traditionally sized men’s watch. We also want to share this render which shows off some of the finer details for this design.

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Minuteman Project Fixed Blade!

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As many of you know Minuteman Watch Co. has offered high quality knives made in the USA sourced from great brands like Zero Tolerance and Pro-Tech. To date those have all been large folders. While we are also working on another folder with knifemaker Dirk Pinkerton. We are also looking at adding a small fixed blade knife. For this project we are working with former Army Ranger and talented knifemaker Justin Gingrich from Gingrich Tactical Innovations.

For this of you that are not familiar with Mr. Gingrich this is from the about section of his 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 whas 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.”

Needless to say we feel we have found a perfect partner for this project.

On to the knife. 

As it stands now we do have some of the spec’s worked out for this knife. This could be adjusted slightly after a prototype is made and tested which we plan to do shortly.

Current spec’s for the knife.

Blade length: 2.5″ hollow ground.

Handle length: 3″ (This may increase slightly but the idea is to get at least 3 fingers on the handle.

Blade Thickness: 1/8″ (Might be bumped up to 5/32″)

Blade width: 1″

Blade Steel: M390 (Might switch to S35VN the cost for both steels is about the same and performance is similar.)

Sheath: Kydex set up for neck carry, waist carry, and pocket carry.

Blade finish: Bead blasted. (This may change but we will not coat is as the cost will go up and we are already using a stainless steel.)

Project Price: Just under $200 (This is pricey granted but we are not producing 1000’s of these and a portion of the proceeds go to charity. Plus we are building these in America with Justin doing much of the finishing work. Blanks would be water jet cut. To be honest our cost is higher than a lot of similar knives sell for at retail. This will be the most affordable knife we’ve offered to date.)

To keep the price down we plan to offer these knives as a one piece and no handle material. The handle will have holes that allow hobbyist to easily add a cord wrap or for those of you a bit more advanced to install your own handle materials.

We plan to have 100 blade blanks produced and finish only about 20 knives in the first batch. The remaining blades may be offered in upgraded versions with some sort of handle material installed. For those that would like to have handles installed on their version we might offer this as an extra cost option with some choices in handle materials. The blades will have our Minuteman logo engraved on them and most likely a logo from GTI on them.

Now a question for all of you. 

While we have the basic specs and blade shape sorted. We are not sure about skeleton portion of the handles. We’ve asked for feedback on social media and based on that have it narrowed down to these. Please contact us at info@minutemanwatches.com and let us know what version you think we should make. 

Version 1

For this version we would incorporate 2 M’s representing our MinuteMan brand name.

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Version 2

For this version we would have the handle set up for folks to more easily add a cord wrap or handle of some sort. As we would have the blade engraved with our logo’s it may be that this would result in a cleaner overall look.

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Version 3

Here is another version with the M’s that several have felt we should go with.

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Please contact us at info@minutemanwatches.com and let us know what version you think we should make. If you would like us to contact you when we are ready to start pre-selling the first batch you can also email us and asked to be placed on our contact list for that. 

Our Minuteman Project X Watches

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Minuteman Project X Models

 

Many of you know we’ve been working on a new design which we’ve been calling Project X. At this point we pretty much have the basic design set. We now are thinking of having 3 different versions and have come up with names for each one.
First up this is the newest version and the one we currently like the most. It’s a stealthy look and we’re calling it the “Grey Man” Here is where that name comes from. http://sealgrinderpt.com/navy-seal-workout/who-is-the-gray-man-in-navy-seal-training.html/
This version would not have a date as we feel the color of the standard date wheel which is really what we will be forced to use and as such would stick out like a sore thumb. Rather than use a tinted watch crystal to achieve this look. We are planning on going with a black dial background and gray for the print color. We have been told in the past that there is a way to get the grey color to glow. We don’t know how well or how far long it would glow. So for now if your thinking of getting one. Plan on it not glowing in the dark. That could totally change if we decide to get the look with a tinted crystal and white print. That for sure would glow somewhat though based on experience not very well.
Currently we plan to offer these with 7 jewel Swiss ETA 955.112 quartz movements though we may offer them with Hattori YT57 Kinetic type movements. We are thinking this could make the watch stand out a bit in the crowd and we know some of you are fans of Japanese Kinetic watch movements. Price would be the same with either of these movements. Speaking or price we have not set that as of yet.
We may only offer 25 of these in the 1st production.
So if your interested email us at info@minutemanwatches.com and let us know that you would like us to contact you when we start pre-selling these.
The Grey Man
Next up is a Red, White, and Blue version we are currently calling RWB. The blue in the dial background is the official Pantone for the American flag. White hands, markers, and numerals we can make this puppy glow in the dark and it should be respectable at that.
At this point we are not sure if we will offer this with a military style nylon strap or our current American made leather strap. Feel free to let us know what you think.
Currently we plan to offer these with 7 jewel Swiss ETA 955.112 quartz movements though we may offer them with Hattori YT57 Kinetic type movements. We are thinking this could make the watch stand out a bit in the crowd and we know some of you are fans of Japanese Kinetic watch movements. Price would be the same with either of these movements. Speaking or price we have not set that as of yet.
We may only offer 25 of these in the 1st production. So if your interested email us at info@minutemanwatches.com and let us know that you would like us to contact you when we start pre-selling these.
Project X RWB leather
Lastly is this version most of you have already been seeing and as of right now we are calling it the “Darby”. Why in the heck are we calling it that? http://www.defensemedianetwork.com/stories/col-william-o-darby-the-ranger-who-led-the-way/
For now we are planning to use the same 7 jewel Swiss ETA 955.112 quartz movements we now use. However we would really like to bring to market a watch with an auto wind mechanical movement at some point. So we are also thinking of offering this version with the Seiko Time Module NE15 auto wind mechanical movement. If we do that the price of the watch would increase by about $100 due to the much higher cost of this movement.
For this version we have been planning on making 50 of these in our first production run but depending on demand this could change. So if your interested email us at info@minutemanwatches.com and let us know that you would like us to contact you when we start pre-selling these.
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In order for us to be able to bring these to market we will need to pre-sell about 60 watches. Based on recent experience this could be a real challenge for our small brand. If you would like to see these brought to market please help us spread the word. We urge all of you to keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on how these shake out. We have several idea’s for this series and are mulling those over internally right now.

News: Minuteman Project X and how you can help.

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No doubt many of you know about our Minuteman brand and it’s efforts to raise funds for charities that help veterans via the sale of our American assembled Minuteman products.
Right now we are working on a design for what could be our next watch. This new design is based on our popular Jester platform. To make this watch stand out a bit more from our current offerings we are thinking of using a mechanical type watch movement. We may use a wind-up type as we feel those historically are correct for a field type watch. We are also looking at using a automatic winding mechanical movement as well as a Kinetic type movement which is a cross between a mechanical and battery powered unit. Feel free to let us know which if these 3 types you would like to see us use.
If we use a Kinetic the watches should sell for the same price as our current quartz models. If we use a full on mechanical the price would most likely be $100 to $150 dollars higher than our current Jester watches.
For this model we are planning on using a watch strap made of either nylon or canvas. Canvas seems to be quite popular now. But a one piece or two piece military style nylon strap may be more appropriate for this particular watch. Please feel free to let us know which type you feel we should use.
We plan to build 50 to 100 of these depending on the interest. We will be offering these via a pre-sale. As we are starting the project later in the year these might not be ready to ship until the 1st quarter of 2017.
If you would like us to contact you when we are ready to start accepting orders please contact us at info@minutemanwatches and ask to be put on our contact list.
In addition you can interact with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please help us raise friends for Fisher House in 2016!

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As many of you may know we created our Minuteman Watch Co. brand for 3 reasons. One of those key reasons is to raise fund for charities that assist veterans and their families. 25% of our annual net profit goes to charity. Each year we select a charity to raise funds for. In previous we’ve raised funds for The Gary Sinise Foundation, Mercury One, and Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

For 2016 the charity Minuteman Watch Co has selected is Fisher House.

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Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. But the do help in other ways as well such as offering scholarships.  You can find out more about Fisher House on their web site. 

To help us help them we ask that you purchase one of our high quality Minuteman Watch Co. products here. You will not only get a great product built to stand the test of time. But you will also help us raise funds for Fisher House. In addition we ask that you help us spread the word about our mission. By telling your friends and family about us and posting about us on your social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Even if you don’t purchase one of our Minuteman products we urge you to consider donating directly to Fisher House.

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New series of American Built Watches to Raise Funds for Charity!

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The American watch brand Minuteman Watch Co. is proud to announce its new Independence series of wrist watches. This new series of watches was created in a response to requests for a smaller sized watch that would fit a wider range of wrists at a lower price point.

Chris Wiegand from Wiegand Custom Watch, LLC. designed the watch for Minuteman Watch Co. brand. Most will recognize Chris as being the owner of the watch brand Lum-Tec. In addition to designing the watch Wiegand Custom Watch, LLC will also be building the watch in their Mentor Ohio facility for Minuteman Watch Co.

25% of the profit from Minuteman Watch Co’s net annual sales of Minuteman products goes to charities assisting veterans & their Families. For 2016 that charity will be Fisher House.

Here are the specifications for this new series of American built wrist watches:
Assembled in the United States of America.
40mm case width without crown.
Sapphire crystal with anti reflective coating on the inside.
Ronda 515 Swiss Quartz movement.
Water resistant to 100 meters.
Black PVD finish.
Individually serial numbered.
Free lifetime battery replacement.
5 year limited warranty.
Luminous hands and markers.

In order to bring this new series to market. Minuteman Watch Co is pre-selling these new models at a discounted price. The watches are currently being pre-sold right now on the Minuteman Watch Co. brand site here.

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Minuteman JΞSTΞR ✪ Watches Are Shipping Now!

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In the past we’ve posted about our Minuteman JΞSTΞR ✪ watches. These are now in stock and ready to ship. Thus far these watches have been very well received by those that pre-ordered one. Recently several people have been posting photo’s of their Jester Watches on Twitter. Here are some of those photo’s.

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To find out more and or place an order for a Minuteman Jester watch. Visit our site here. 

New series of American Built Watches to Raise Funds for Charity!

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The American watch brand Minuteman Watch Co. is proud to announce its new Independence series of wrist watches. This new series of watches was created in a response to requests for a smaller sized watch that would fit a wider range of wrists at a lower price point.

Chris Wiegand from Wiegand Custom Watch, LLC. designed the watch for Minuteman Watch Co. brand. Most will recognize Chris as being the owner of the watch brand Lum-Tec. In addition to designing the watch Wiegand Custom Watch, LLC will also be building the watch in their Mentor Ohio facility for Minuteman Watch Co.

25% of the profit from Minuteman Watch Co’s net annual sales of Minuteman products goes to charities assisting veterans & their Families. For 2016 that charity will be Fisher House.

Here are the specifications for this new series of American built wrist watches:
Assembled in the United States of America.
40mm case width without crown.
Sapphire crystal with anti reflective coating on the inside.
Ronda 515 Swiss Quartz movement.
Water resistant to 100 meters.
Black PVD finish.
Individually serial numbered.
Free lifetime battery replacement.
5 year limited warranty.
Luminous hands and markers.

In order to bring this new series to market. Minuteman Watch Co is pre-selling these new models at a discounted price. The watches are currently being pre-sold right now on the Minuteman Watch Co. brand site here.

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Minuteman Watches was brought to life in 2013, for 3 reasons.:

1. To raise funds for charities that assist Veterans and their families.
2. To provide work for Americans when and where we can.
3. To provide a quality product that will stand the test of time.
Minuteman Watch Co. is dedicated to producing the best watch with the best materials at its price point.

When you buy a Minuteman Watch, you are not just getting a fantastic and well built watch you can always rely on, but you are also helping support American Workers and US Veterans.

All of Minuteman watches are built by highly skilled American watchmakers in the United States of America. Minuteman has cut no corners to offer you a quality, reliable, and good looking watch you can be proud to wear.

Minuteman JΞSTΞR ✪ Watch News!

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Update! The remaining parts should be on the way to us next week. Here is a finished dial and hands. We should start building these in January of 2016. Currently we will only be building 35 of these to fill pre-orders. We expect to produce less than 50 of these in all. So very few people will be able to own one. If you want to be one of the few and the proud. You can order one right here. http://minutemanwatches.com/jester_watch

Finished Jester Dial and hands

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New for 2016 our Minuteman Independence Series!

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Here at Minuteman Watch Co we are currently working on a new series of watches that will be priced lower than our current models. This new series will be smaller in size compared to our current watch models. Which means this series will fit a wider variety of wrist sizes. For the size we have selected 40 mm which is a classic men’s size and also a contemporary size for a ladies watch.

We plan to start pre-selling this new model in the 1st quarter of 2016. If you would like us to contact us when we start accepting orders email us at info@minutemanwatches.com and let us know you would like to be on the Independence contact list.

Spec’s for this model have not been finalized so check back for updates on our here on our site and our social media sites. The black PVD version of this new watch will be priced at an MSRP of $299. We will offer these at a discounted price during the pre-sale. We also may offer a slightly lower priced version which will have a blasted case finish.

This model has been designed by Chris Wiegand owner of Lum-Tec watches. While this model will not have that “Lum-Tec” glow they will have lume and glow in the dark. As with our current models these will be assembled in the USA. We plan to offer only about 100 of these in the first production run.

Here are the current spec’s:

40mm case width without crown
Sapphire crystal with anti reflective coating on the inside
Swiss Quartz movement currently planning to us Ronda 515
Water resistant to 100 meters
Black PVD finish
Individually serial numbered
Free lifetime battery replacement
5 year limited warranty
Luminous hands and markers
Assembled in the United States of America

JΞSTΞR ✪ Watch Update!

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Here is an update on the JΞSTΞR ✪ Watch.

 

For those of you that don’t know we are pre-selling these right now through December 1st on our site right here.

As of  Veterans Day 11/11/2015 we have sold 26 of these watches. We really need to sell 40 or more of these to be in the black on the project. However we have sold enough to allow us to order all the needed parts and produce and deliver completed watches when we have the parts in house. We hope to have all of the needed parts by the end of December 2015 or first of Jan 2016.

We hope to start shipment of completed watches by the end of Jan 2016. This is about 60 days sooner than we had originally projected. This will actually be the fastest we have ever been able to ship a new series of watches. Keep in mind there could be un-expected issues from our parts suppliers that will lead to delays. In fact you can typically bet there will at least be one 30 day delay on a project like this.

For those that have not noticed here are the spec’s for the watch which are very respectable in our view. Especially the water resistance and screw down type crown.

  • Proudly assembled in the USA by Minuteman Watch Co.
  • Individually serial numbered
  • Stainless Steel case with black PVD coating.
  • Stainless Steel case back.
  • 42mm width without crown.
  • Screw down crown.
  • 200 meter water resistant.
  • Comes with one American made Leather watch strap.
  • Sapphire crystal.
  • ETA 955.112 Swiss made movement.
  • Luminous hands and dial.

Some of you might be wanting a better idea of what the completed watches will look like so here are some photo’s to help. The JΞSTΞR ✪ Watch is actually based on the same parts set we are planning to use for an upcoming Minuteman watch with an auto movement. We happen to have a physical prototype of that.

Here is the render of the JΞSTΞR ✪ Watch.

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In the below photo’s you can see our prototype auto model. The Jester will differ in that it will use a quartz movement, the JΞSTΞR ✪ Watch dial, plus the hands will be longer, wider, and the second hand will have the red tip. Finally there will be a slight change in the text of the case back shown below.

 

In this final image note the leather strap which will be supplied by Stylecraft who makes them in Florida and to be honest it’s a much more expensive strap than anyone else offering watches at are price point uses. In fact people that sell replacement watch straps. Offer these as OE styel replacements for Panerai brand watches. Google Panerai and look at what those sell for. Which will give you an idea of the sort of quality these straps are.

 

If you have any questions about the watch contact us direct at info@minutemanwatches.com

Minuteman Jester Wrist Watch is a GO!

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If you follow us on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook chances are you have seen us mention our collaborative Jester wrist watch.

Jester Watch for website

 

We’ve just started accepting pre-orders for this interesting watch right here.  Currently we plan to build just 50 of these but if the interest is there we may add 25 more to the production run. Each watch will be built in the USA and 25% of the profit will go to charities that assist veterans and their families.

Some of you might be thinking this watch looks a bit different than our current models and you are correct. This case design is the same one we have been looking at using for our proposed Minuteman watch with Swiss auto movement.  While this watch shares the same basic case design. The Jester watch will use the same high quality Swiss ETA 955.112 quartz movements that our current Minuteman MM0 series models use.

Here are the Spec’s for the Jester watch.

 

  • Proudly assembled in the USA by Minuteman Watch Co.
  • Individually serial numbered
  • Stainless Steel case with black PVD coating.
  • Stainless Steel case back.
  • 42mm width without crown.
  • Screw down crown.
  • 200 meter water resistant.
  • Comes with one American made Leather watch strap.
  • Sapphire crystal.
  • ETA 955.112 Swiss made movement.
  • Luminous hands and dial.

To find out more and or place an order for the Jester watch go here. 

 

At this point you might be left wondering who is Jester?

Jester is a well known Hactivist who in March of 2015 was listed in Time Magazines list of “The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet.” Which you can view that list here. You can also check out his website Jesters Court here.  There is even a Wiki about Jester here. 

Jester even has a laptop on display in the International Spy Museum.

Help name our next Minuteman Watch Co. wrist watch

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As some of you know Minuteman Watch Co posted previously about the idea of offering an American built wrist watch with a Swiss ETA 2824 automatic winding mechanical movement. We have all but green lighted this and should have our first sample in this week.

We decided this model really should have a name and have asked for suggestions on our Minuteman Watch Co social media. Out of those we’ve select the four we like best. Please let us know by contacting us at info@minutemanwatches.com which one you like best.

The choices are:

  1. Minuteman Eagle
  2. Minuteman Field Auto
  3. Minuteman Independence
  4. Minuteman Commander

 

At this point our goal is to be able to offer these for a price of $599. We believe this will make this lowest priced American assembled wrist watch with a true Swiss made ETA 2824 automatic movement. Each of these will be serial numbered. We have started a contact list for those wishing to be contacted when we start pre-selling these.

If you would like to request a particular serial number you can also do so by contacting us at info@minutemanwatches.com . We plan to make just 100 of these and numbering will start at 001 and end at 100.

Here is how the design currently looks. We may make some slight changes to the hands but this is quite close to how the final product will look.

 

Here are some photo’s of the first prototype. We will most likely be making the hands a bit longer. Also we will probably make increase the width of the hour and minute hands.

Minuteman Flat Dark Earth Watch Models

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For those of you interested in getting one of our Minuteman Watch Co wrist watches in the Flat Dark Earth PVD finish. You might want to order one soon. We are currently considering dropping this case finish when our current supply is exhausted.

Each of our Minuteman watches are proudly assembled in the United States by a highly skilled American watchmaker who is CMW21 certified.

To learn more about out Minuteman Watch Co products check out our web site.

 

http://minutemanwatches.com/collection/category/current-models

 

While you’re there consider signing up for our newsletter here.

 

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If any of you would like to contact you can reach us at info@minutemanwatches.com

Minuteman MM01 Black Flat Dark Earth

Minuteman Watch Co American built watch, Swiss Automatic Movement.

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We’ve posted before here at Minuteman Watch Co. about the idea of offering an American built wrist watch with a quality Swiss ETA 2824 automatic mechanical watch movement. Based on feedback from you fine folks via emails and through our social media sites. We have decided to go ahead and order parts to build a working prototype. When the new design passes quality checks we will release photo’s for final feedback.

Here is the version we have decided to move forward with.

Minuteman B ETA

 

We plan to offer these for $600 or less. We believe this would make this watch the lowest priced American assembled wrist watch on the market with a Swiss ETA 2824 movement. Initially we would only build about 100 watches. Stay tuned to this page for updates. If you would like us to contact you when we start accepting orders contact us at info@minutemanwatches.com

Update: Minuteman Wrist Watch With ETA 2824 Auto Movement

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As some of you may have seen we here at Minuteman Watch Co are currently working on a design for a Minuteman wrist watch which would feature an ETA 2824 automatic mechanical movement. Below is the design as it currently exists.

We are still working on tweaking this before ordering a prototype. Here is where we are now. We found this set of hands that are very close to what we wanted and the tooling already exists for them.

Please let us know what you think about this potential future product.

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