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Why we created Minuteman and CGA Watches.


Some of you might be interested in knowing more about our cgawatches site and our Minuteman brand.

The mission for our cgawatches site is to offer you quality watches at a fair price that you can be proud to own and wear with pride. While at the same time raising funds for some great charities that are doing what we feel is some very important work.

Special order Minuteman Alpha in brushed finish. Team Rubicon Disaster Relief

In order to raise funds for the charities and still offer products at we feel are competitive prices. We do not have any full time employees. Our watch builds for our Minuteman brand are outsourced to a watchmaker with over 30 years of experience. Our owner is unpaid and has a full time job in another industry.

Currently cgawatches our Minuteman brand as well as the Lum-Tec brand of wrist watches. Both brands are assembled in the USA. Some people believe this does not mean a whole heck of a lot. What it means is more work for more Americans which we feel is a positive thing.

Minuteman watches being assembled in Illinois

The charities we choose to raise funds are typically those that assist veterans and their families, or those that help veterans and civilians alike.

For 2018 we are raising funds for the charity Team Rubicon via the sale of our Minuteman brand watches. For those of you that have never heard of Team Rubicon. Team Rubicon is an international disaster response nonprofit that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly provide relief to communities in need. Founded in 2010 with the expressed goal of quickly responding to large-scale disasters, Team Rubicon has deployed thousands of volunteers across the United States and world to provide relief to communities in need. This does two things. Firstly it helps people just like you who are victims of some sort of a disaster. Secondly a majority of Team Rubicon grey shirts are former military. Studies show that volunteer programs like Team Rubicon help vets reintegrate into society, and improve mental health. We urge you to spend some time on Team Rubicon website to learn more about their efforts and how they benefit all involved.

Team Rubicon Grey Shirt hard at work.

The charity we have chosen to try and raise funds for via the sale of the Lum-Tec brand of wrist watches is Operation Underground Railroad aka O.U.R. most of you have most likely never heard to them and might not guess what work it is they do based on their name. O.UR. exists to rescue children from sex trafficking. Sadly there is a mind boggling amount of this taking part in all corners of the world. It’s not just something taking place in the 3rd world. This subject is not for the faint of heart. Rather than go into more details we urge you to again visit the O.U.R. website and learn more about what they do and we know you will then see why we really want to try and help.

I want to assure you despite what many might think. Our owner is doing his best to offer you quality products at a competitive price while also trying to help what he feel’s is some very worthy charities. We don’t claim to offer the best deal on a watch. There are plenty of others out there doing that. What we are doing is trying to make a difference while offering you quality watches at a price and quality that is comparable to many others that are out there on the market.

Our Minuteman watches brand is about as small as it gets. There are not many out there in the world. We not offer the best bang for the buck, and or the best styling. But our quality is just as good and better than many other better known brands and we stand behind our product. About half of our products sell the people who are repeat customers.

As a retailer of Lum-Tec watches we are offering the same pricing as the brand itself and all of the other large well known retailers that offer this fine brand. We have the same quality product they offer. As many of you know Lum-Tec stands by their product better than most. They have some of the very best customer service in the market. You get all of that when you order a Lum-Tec from us. But unlike the other retailers a large portion of our profit from the sales of those watches will go to charity. We ask that you consider that before placing an order for a Lum-Tec watch from another retailer. Also if you see a better price or a model we don’t show on our site. We ask that you contact us before placing your order with another authorized retailer. I assure you we will not be undersold by any other dealer. We also do have access to more Lum-Tec models that what we currently show on our site.

Lum-Tec Abyss

In closing I want to thank all of you who have purchased from us over the years. Especially those of you that still do. For those of you that might still buying Lum-Tec watches but have switched to another dealer. We ask that you consider giving us a shot in earning back your business.

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