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Debuting the Hager MK V for the holidays. The Perfect Gift to Place Under the Tree
Just in time for the holidays. Look no further for that special gift you are seeking. Pre-order the Hager MK V now until 08 December 2013 and have it delivered before Christmas. The MK V comes with a split leather case to hold your watch while traveling. The Mark V is an instant classic with retro aesthetics and makes a bold statement. It’s understated, not trendy, and you can comfortably wear the Mark V in any decade. And best of all, it won’t break your wallet. The pre-order price is $380 USD. An automatic watch at this price level and quality is unheard of. Check out the details and a video of the MK V by clicking on the picture above.
So it’s been since June since I last posted. Lots of things have been happening here. We were invited to a pitch session with Maryland Start-up and were super excited to meet all the people who were interested in helping us become successful. Warren Buffett wasn’t there but that’s ok maybe he’ll call one day soon. So what have we really been up to lately in terms of watches? Well we’ve been designing the next generation of affordable Hager Watches. We are trying to stick to our roots of keeping our watches in the affordable range and our quality high, which is something that a lot of people are concerned about in the watch world with other companies. Most companies are selling a cool-looking case and a dynamite marketing plan and high prices. Not here, why pay $500 or more for quartz watch or $1500 for an off the shelf ETA or Miyota. The first watch we are releasing is a dress watch. We’ve been getting a lot of emails to make one so we sat down and discussed what we would we wear that would look retro, and would go with a suit and a pair of Khakis on the weekend.
The Mark V was made for those who appreciate subtlety. There was a time when watches were small, simple, and designed to lurk quietly on the wrist. Somewhere along the line, though, they became a barometer of status and grew even bigger, thicker and more complicated. In a world governed by the latest trends and hottest watch fashions and fickleness, the Mark V is an instant classic with retro aesthetics and makes a bold statement. Watches say something about the people we are. They are statements about who we are, our hobbies, our lifestyles. The term classic is defined by enduring appeal and relevance over the ages. The Mark V is a classic because it is a watch that will last forever and never be out of fashion, because it doesn’t belong to fashion. The Mark V is understated, not trendy, and you can comfortably wear the Mark V in any decade.
Creating a timeless classic like the Mark V that offers affordability and lasting value is not merely a matter of copying a design, it involves the subtle art of reinterpretation and creating a balance. Today’s prevailing mood calls for something altogether more discreet, less crowded, less complicated and can be worn all around. And most of all it’s affordable. The new Hager MK V it makes a bold statement. If you don’t believe it see for yourself (video quality will depend on your computer). Pre-order will begin soon. Details to follow shortly.
It’s been an interesting couple of months for us here. A few weeks ago I decided I needed a change. I shaved my goatee and then I decided to get some new specs as I had been wearing my Oakley’s for as long as I could remember. They were great to wear when I served overseas but now that I’m permanently back “in the world”, I needed something that worked well with suits again. Tactical was out and nerdy business/Clark Kent was back in. I needed to look and feel like I was the head of a small, very small watch company. LOL So, I went to my optometrist, received my yearly check-up and looked at the frames they had available. Needless to say they were either too expensive or they just didn’t look right. So I decided to look online After searching all over the web I found Warby Parker. Warby Parker offers stylish yet affordable eyewear online. $95 for frames and lenses. How can you beat that? I went on their website, looked around and settled on a pair. Warby had a try-in home service where they ship you five (5) frames of your choice for you to try in your home. I didn’t want to do that so I decided to google the frames and see the reviews written by others as well as how they fit. After much internal debate I decided to throw caution to the wind and buy the Miles. Filling out the prescription information was easy. They even followed up with an email to make sure everything was correct. Too easy. Most others want to verify the information with your doctor or have you fax over the prescription sheet. This was easy.
A new concept in eyewear
The glasses came within five days and were packaged in a heavy box with a retro cool case that reminded me of my childhood. Needless to say I’m happy with my purchase and will be picking up a pair of shades for the summer pool. For $95 it’s a steal. You’re probably wondering how they do it. To find out read their story here http://www.warbyparker.com/our-story
The title of today’s post is somewhat deceptive. This weekend, our country will celebrate Memorial Day. We’ll cook out, relax, and visit with friends and family. But this holiday weekend is about more than barbeques, swimming pools, and family get-togethers. As much as I want to say have a happy memorial day, I’m just reminded of the ultimate sacrifice that our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines have made in the defense of liberty and freedom. We will never know the true cost of their sacrifice. As we celebrate the Memorial Day weekend, let us keep in mind what we are “celebrating” — those who made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure that Americans, and people around the world, would be able to reap the benefits of freedom.
This weekend, think about our great country and the freedom we presently enjoy. Think about what it would be like to lose that freedom. Regardless of your position on war or your party affiliation, these men and women gave all they had for their country and the people who live in it. Memorial Day is a time to take stock of the present, reflect on the past, and renew our commitment to the future of America. Today, as in the past, there are problems that must be solved and challenges that must be met. We can tackle them with our full strength and creativity only because we are free to work them out in our own way. We owe this freedom of choice and action to those men and women in uniform who have served this nation and its interests in time of need. So remember those who paid a heavy price in defense of that freedom. As we celebrate their countless contributions and selfless sacrifice, let us pledge to one another that we will continue to carry that torch of freedom. For we are forever indebted to those who have given their lives that we might be free.
John Moore / Getty Images (The True Cost)
Wyatt McCain, 8, from North Pole, Alaska, looks upon his father’s grave at the National Cemetery on Memorial Day in Arlington, Va. His dad, Army SFC Johnathan McCain, was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in November 2011.
an automatic watch you can set your budget by...
But don’t stare at it too much you may end up stopping traffic. The new Hager SERE looks great on your wrist no matter where you are or what you’re wearing. Picture yourself lounging on the couch in a pair of jeans or suiting up for the urban jungle and feeling very cool wearing it. It suits any lifestyle, so why don’t you wrap the SERE around your wrist and see how perfectly it fits yours.
The SERE was produced exclusively for members of a US paramilitary unit. We have a limited number left over that we can sell now sell to the public. The S.E.R.E. comes in either bead-blasted or PVD. It’s first come first serve, so don’t find yourself wishing you would have picked one of these up as you’re sitting on the couch staring off into space. Don’t miss out.
And while you’re at it pick up one of our new Hager hats for the summer before you head off on one of your many adventures. See our updated website for more details or click on the pictures.
Combined Operations Insignia
Hager logo with multiple colors available
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Last Friday National Geographic Doomsday Prepper Star Jay Blevins wore the new Hager PVD S.E.R.E. on the Kathie Lee aand Hoda Show. Jay is the author of Survival & Emergency Preparedness Skills (SEPS): Mental, Physical, & Spiritual Readiness for Uncertain Times. You can find his book here
I thought Jay did a nice job in discussing some useful ways people can protect themselves from an attacker with just every objects that they carry on them or in their purse. I talked to Jay later and he said he normally takes off his watch and uses it as a knuckle duster to show you can use a watch to crack someone in the face, but then he remembered he was wearing the SERE and said it looked too nice to bust up. Thanks Jay.
Here’s the video segment in case you missed it.
Please check out Jays site here
About the S.E.R.E.
The S.E.R.E. was designed for a U.S. government client and is limited to 100 bead blasted and 100 PVD numbered editions each. They will also be issued to members of the USAJFKSWCS for possible future use in kits. S.E.R.E. is a military acronym that stands for Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE). it is a program that provides U.S. military personnel, U.S. Department of Defense civilians and private military contractors with training in evading capture, survival skills and the military code of conduct.
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Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that Author and National Geographic Doomsday Prepper Star Jay Blevins will be wearing the new Hager PVD S.E.R.E. tomorrow on the Kathie Lee aand Hoda Show which starts at 10am. Jay is the author of
Survival & Emergency Preparedness Skills (SEPS): Mental, Physical, & Spiritual Readiness for Uncertain Times. You can find his book here
http://www.amazon.com/Survival-Emergency-Preparedness-Skills-SEPS/dp/1602903263 or his website here http://www.Jayblevins.com
The S.E.R.E. was designed for a U.S. government client and is limited to 100 bead blasted and 100 PVD numbered editions each. They will also be issued to members of the USAJFKSWCS for possible future use in their kits. S.E.R.E. is a military acronym that stands for Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE). it is a program that provides U.S. military personnel, U.S. Department of Defense civilians and private military contractors with training in evading capture, survival skills and the military code of conduct.
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I just wanted to let everyone know that today Brenda and I will celebrate 21 years of togetherness. On the 28th of Jan we will celebrate 19 years of marriage. I just want the world to know that I’m the luckiest man in the world to have someone like my wife standby me all these years, deployments, late nights, the good and the bad. As we celebrate our anniversary together, I realize all over again how lucky I am to be sharing life with her. She makes me happy in so many ways, and time only makes me appreciate and love her more than ever…. Happy Anniversary honey….
Announces Crowdfunder Campaign and Release of 42mm Line
Hagerstown, Maryland, USA ― On 28 December 2012 we launched our Crowdfunder Made in America campaign to raise $134,000 to allow us to manufacture our new line of watches. We will be pitching our idea to millions as well as offering our new line of Swiss Made watches in a new 42mm size with ceramic engraved bezels, Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coating and customized movements, our new Hager hat, cufflinks, and coffee mug. Please support us by clicking on the Crowdfunder badge below, viewing our pitchdeck and sharing our campaign with friends, colleagues, or anyone through social media.
With your help we believe that we are a start-up that can reinvigorate American watch manufacturing by creating in-house luxury automatic watches and movements for sale and export to other companies that will secure high paying industrial jobs that are currently located outside of the U.S; and unpend the giant companies that currently dominate the luxury watch market. Together we can rally to create something great. We hope you join us on our journey. Thank you from all of at Hager Watches.