Check out Hager Watches in “About Time” Magazine’s October Issue

Check out the article on Hager Watches and the new Professional Series in this month’s issue of About Time Magazine.  I recently met up with About Time Magazine’s editor and owner Gary Girdvainis in Manhattan prior to the release of the issue to discuss Hager, and all things watches.  Some people may know Gary from when he served as Editor-in-Chief, Founder of  International Watch Magazine (IW) and Group Publisher of  Fine Life Media.  I loved reading Gary’s “tell it like it is” editorials when he was at IW  and was saddened when he left.  But now he’s back and has recently started Isochron Media, which serves as the parent company for two new watch-centric publications which have become instant classics; Wrist Watch, which covers the usual high-end iconic brands and “fine” timepieces,  and About Time, which is a first of it’s kind, as the magazine delves into the world of function and fashion watches and exclusively focuses on accessibly priced watches under $2,400.  The watch industry has a tendency to alienate the middle and lower end of the purchasing spectrum as it relates to coverage and information so it’s “About Time” someone covered up-and-coming companies such as ours.  About Time is a fantastic magazine and is always sold out whenever I’m perusing the shelves in Barnes and Noble in search of it.  Sooo, run out to Barnes and Noble and pick up your copy today before they are all gone.   I promise you that you’ll love reading the articles and Gary’s editorials as he writes what we are all thinking.  And in the process of reading the magazine you just might discover a new brand (or your next new purchase) that you haven’t heard or read about yet.

About Time HagerMany thanks to Steve Grazi at Kenjo’s for hosting Gary and I while we were meeting in NY.  I had a great time.  Kenjo’s is a well known boutique that is just west of Fifth Avenue, in the heart of New York City’s premier luxury shopping district.  If you’re in the area stop in and check them out. They are located on 40 West 57th Street, just west of Fifth Avenue.

Gary Pete and Steve
From L to R: Steve Grazi (Co-Owner Kenjo’s), Gary Girdvainis (Isochron Media) and Pierre Brown (Hager Watches)

Answer to “What do the Punisher, TNT’s The Last Ship and Hager have in common?” Nathan Edmondson, Adam Baldwin and a night at Shelly’s

So what do the Punisher, TNT’s The Last Ship and Hager have in common?

As one poster on our Facebook commented “They are all bad@$$”.  Well that’s true but read on…

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Smoke swirled around the dimly lit table as three guys told jokes, discussed politics and BS’ed among each other.   A tweet went out to 176K followers that simply said “Wish you were here.”   The cabin-like ambiance was warm and inviting. The dim lighting and comfortable seating provided the perfect place for someone to remain incognito.  That was until… but I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start at the beginning.

 

NATHAN EDMONDSON:

NathanI met Nathan Edmondson at the DC Awesome Con about two months ago.  My son had always wanted to go to THE Comic Con in San Diego but he knew that was out of the question.  So when I told him DC was holding a comic con he was thrilled and begged to go.  Not for the comics but to see Billie Piper; Whovians know who she is.  So we made the trip down to DC and were pretty impressed with what we saw before we even got in the Con.  After walking down each row and checking out all the artists I stopped at Nathan Edmondson’s table to check out a comic that had finally caught my eye.  Don’t get me wrong, I love comics.  I have 25 boxes in my basement and a very fine issue of X-Men 137 to prove it.  They are what occupied my days throughout my childhood, however by the time I reached college the cost per issue for 20 pages fluffed up by ads made me call it quits.  After all I had to eat.  It was either read a comic or eat ramen.  Every now and then when my kids are running around the local comic shop I’ll peruse the shelves and back issue boxes to see if there’s something that might pique my interest.   This time,  the comic that caught my eye was Nathan’s book, illustrated by Mitch Gerads, titled “The Activity”.

 

activity1The Activity, short for the organization it’s named after,  the “Intelligence Support Activity,” focuses on a group of highly-trained covert operatives sent on missions to provide support for special forces operations.  The book is very realistic with real world like ops.  The writing is tight and the art- fantastic. It reminded me of a the first Mission Impossible movie with Tom Cruise.  High Octane– see for yourself and peruse the pages here   If you like the Activity you’ll also love Nathan’s other espionage thriller titled “Who Is Jake Ellis?” and the sequel “Where is Jake Ellis?”.  The story follows Jon Moore, a former analyst for the CIA who is on a quest to discover his identity.  20th Century Fox has picked up the movie rights to the film with David Yates, director of many of the Harry Potter movies,  attached to directing and Peter Chernin producing.  Seth Lockhead will write the script for the film.

Nathan and I started chatting and I discovered he was also a watch lover which led to many other discussions and emails over the past two months.  So where does the Punisher come in?  Nathan and Mitch teamed up again back in October  to reboot the Punisher, but this time in LA.  Check out the digital issue here.   Nathan also writes The Black Widow (Marvel), The Grifter (DC) and now Deathlok for Marvel.  Check out his website here

Nathan like his characters, is larger than life and also has an alter ego.  Click on the links.  He’s called “Chip” on Rizzoli & Isles’

FANTOM COMICS:  Fast Forward to June 1st, when Nathan reached out to tell me that he would be in town for a signing at Fantom Comics, currently located in Union Station.  We agreed to meet up for lunch before the signing.  Nathan also shared with me that he would attending the premiere of Michael Bay’s The Last Ship with one of my favorite actors from two of my favorite shows: Firefly and Chuck… Adam Baldwin.  Well, this led to a number of questions, like how they knew each other and even stupid ones like was Baldwin’s personality like his characters Jayne Cobb (Firefly) and Col. Casey (Chuck)? “Arrr..You’re wasting my time moron.”  Nathan laughed and I tried not to sound like the weird fan.  I don’t watch a lot of tv and those are my two of my favorite shows.  Sad to say I still haven’t finished Chuck. I’m only 6 episodes away so don’t ruin it for me.  I just couldn’t bring myself to finish the series, kind of like Psych. I’m still trying to figure out what the heck they were thinking when they canceled that show, maybe they were smoking more than cigars in Colorado when they made that call… as Col Casey would say “Morons”.  I digress.  Love the hat below BTW.

 

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On June 4th I hopped the metro and trekked into DC where Nathan and I met up for lunch and caught up on the latest of what was happening in our lives.  Towards the end I pulled out a Hager Commando for Nathan which I had promised him earlier (with some additional swag I picked up along the way for Nathan to draw some inspiration from for his next book)  and one for him to give to Adam.   Nathan and I then went up to  Fantom where they pulled out the red carpet for him.  I was super impressed with the displays and the reception that he received.  If you haven’t been to Fantom yet make the trek to Union Station before they move.  They have great employees who are easy to talk to and joke with as well as a wide variety of books.  Below: Nathan and I outside FANTOM. As a Marine I have a hard time smiling so don’t hold  it against me. This photo motivated me to restart my workout routine.

Nate and Pete

 

THE LAST SHIP:  Later on that day I received an email from Nathan inviting me to meet him and some friends for drinks.  I left work rather late and made my way back into DC to meet up with him at one of the top 100 hotels in the world.  Who would have thought?  I’ve stayed at some 4-5 star hotels before in my career but never had I been down to one in DC.  So I walk in and I notice it’s rather crowded in the bar section for a Wednesday night. Then it hits me, this is the after party for the cast of TNT’s new series “The Last Ship”, directed by Michael Bay (who by the way can sell anything with action, even a turd as long as it’s blowing up).  The Last Ship is based on William Brinkley’s popular novel by the same name.  It’s a post-apocalyptic drama about the crew of an unaffected U.S. Navy ship, the Nathan James, who must try to find a cure in order to save humanity after a pandemic kills 80% of the world’s population.  Check out the trailer below it’s going to be on par with the Walking Dead, and again it’s a Michael Bay flick so think lots of action… BOOM

 

As I wander in I see Nathan and he introduces me to Adam, who to my surprise was sporting the classic Hager Commando on his wrist and had actually worn it to the premiere.   I soon discovered that Adam is one of the most down to earth guys out there.  I found it easy to engage with him about anything as he was well versed in current affairs and foreign events and well read to boot.  If you don’t believe me check out his twitter feed. He’s definitely not a Jayne Cobb but I did see bit of Col. Casey come out.  He has a great sense of humor.  Not wanting to monopolize his time I thanked him for the drink he bought me and moved about the room meeting the other actors and invitees there.  Normally events like this I’ve attended I end up socializing with CEO’s, heads of states and other diplomats, so this wasn’t a big difference.  Being an outsider to Hollywood I didn’t know what to expect though.  I can tell you I came away with a real positive experience after meeting some of the cast.  I met some great folks there, such as Steve Kane, Executive Producer for the show. Also a watch aficionado BTW.  Tony Mark (Series Producer) who told me a great story about his grandfather’s Gruen watch;  John Pyper Ferguson who has a great sense of humor;  Charles Parnell  who I enjoyed talking with and discovered performs classical theater and off Broadway.  If you missed him he will be back in DC performing this summer in a play if I heard correctly; I’ll be checking out his performance.   Two of the actors that I really enjoyed chatting with were two of the youngest actors.  I think we will be seeing a lot more of in the future: Chris Sheffield and  Tommy Savas.  I had a good time conversing with them.  I guess because they reminded me of me when I was younger.  Like I said, I expect to see them more on the screen in the future.   I was also introduced  to Meredith Dake, multi-media editor at CQ Roll Call; she knows just about everyone.   I recognized the name as she was involved in the radio production of one of the shows I listen to in the morning on the way to work.   I also enjoyed chatting with Capt. Brian Quin, executive officer of USS Essex, LHD 2.   It’s basically a big USMC school bus to get around in so we MARINES can spread controlled chaos to the four corners of the globe.  He served as the Navy surface warfare expert for the show and received high praise from all the actors.  There were many others that I haven’t named here that I also enjoyed socializing with.  Hats off to all the Navy personnel who attended.  You deserved this premiere.  BTW we better see some Marines in this show.  SEALS don’t count… “a ship without Marines is like a garment without buttons”.- Adm David G. Farragut.  “If the Marines are abolished half the efficiency of the Navy will be destroyed. They are as necessary to the well being of a ship as the officers.” RAdm David D. Porter.

 

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Adam Baldwin

So by now you’re probably wondering where the heck Shelly’s comes into this.  Well, I’m getting to it.  After about an hour or two, or three…I lost count. The funny thing is I only had two drinks.  Anyway after some period of time a bunch of us go out on the hotel patio to smoke cigars. Well more specifically Adam’s cigars since no one else had the foresight to bring any, including yours truly.  As we were wrapping up  we all agreed that we had a lot of fun and that we should do it again…the next day.  Although I couldn’t make the invite for lunch, I did agree to come to dinner.  Who wouldn’t?  It’s Adam freaking Baldwin, (imagine me saying this like Wood Harrelson said Bill Freaking Murray in Zombieland) and Nathan Edmondson, currently one of Marvel’s hottest writers.

 

CONCLUSION SHELLY’s BACK ROOM CIGAR AND LOUNGE (a local DC watering hole known for its inviting character):
It’s about 830pm when I walk into a swanky restaurant in NE D.C.   Adam, Nathan and Meredith are in the middle of drinking a bottle of red and laughing.  I pull up a chair and join in.  For the next hour we pick up where we left off the night before regaling each other with jokes and stories.  After dinner we decide to pile into my SUV and head off to Shelly’s.  If you’re in the area and you’ve never been it’s worth going just to experience the ambiance of the place.  As we are seated Nathan and Gary (more friends of Nathan E.) arrive. Nathan breaks out a stash of his own cigars and passes them around.  We are two short  but we soon remedy that  as Shelly’s has a great assortment of sticks to choose from.   So as we are smoking away I notice that the t.v. in front of us has changed to hockey.  That’s when I discover that “Cop Face”  is a HUGE Kings Fan as he yells at the television during the last two minutes of the game.  He then takes a picture of his glass and cigar (pictured at the top) and tweets “Wish you were here.”  I think the message was more for his wife as he mentioned to us he wished she was there.   As things start to settle down and we start pitching storylines and plots to one another, someone from another table recognizes Adam.  Then the floodgates let loose as they realize who Nathan is as well since there was a comic collector among them who’s nephew is a serious Punisher collector.  Instead of being aloof towards their fans, these two guys embrace the situation and take it to a whole new level of joking and laughing and picture taking.    They even try and draw the rest of us in but we aren’t biting.  I’m pretty sure there a couple of pics of yours truly out there as Nathan and Adam are showing off their watches and telling people I’m the owner of a hot up-and-coming American watch company.  This goes on for what seems like an hour.  In the end we close down the lounge, but we aren’t the last to leave.  Everyone, especially the fans that got a chance to meet  Adam and Nathan up close, were happy.   Nathan even writes a long note to the guys nephew and draws the Punisher logo on the bottom.  As we said goodbye to each other we all agreed we should meet up as a group and do this again, maybe next time in Jaynestown (LA).   So that’s it, that’s what the Punisher, The Last Ship, and Hager Watches have in common.  Three guys, a bunch of cigars and some great memories.  I guess the question that Hager Watches fans have on their minds is will we see the Classic Commando or the new Professional Commando on the Punisher or the Professional GMT on XO Mike Slattery in the future?  Who knows, I know Hager Watches made an impression on the folks at TNT.  Send them an email and let’em know.  In the end though it wasn’t about the watches, it was about making new friendships and I even got to hear Adam’s trademark grunt once or twice.  All the best Pete

Typos by SIRI

(Below two pictures: Adam and Nathan lighting up with their classic commandos.  Third picture: Nathan and Adam with a fan)

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Final Days, Don’t Miss Out! Why You Should Pre-Order the Hager Professional Series GMT and COMMANDO

Shopping for a watch can be daunting.  A man needs a watch, but most of us can’t justify taking out a second mortgage to finance our horological fascinations/passions.  Lucky for you, we’ve created two watches to help you get the most watch for your money.   In our last post we discussed what constitutes “affordable watches” and “affordable luxury” in watch brands, and I said I would tell you why you should by the Hager Professional Series.    In our opinion it’s  what represents the best value for the best price (reasonable, relatively affordable, and well finished).   No hype here, no specially designed balance springs or parts made from a super alloy with a depth rating of 6K meters engineered for -50 degrees C.   As my favorite watch blogger would say “Let’s stop all the BS”.    The Hager Professional Series offers a lot for the value given what is in the package.  And to those who may want to say “They are not worth the money”: uh, have you seen watch prices lately?    Even dreaded replica watches most hated by purists are commanding prices in the $400 range and some companies are selling quartz watches in the $600 range… quartz!   The emphasis at this price point is quality because value for money is a highly subjective and personal decision.    As difficult as it is for many to hear, quality does come at a price.  The design, prototyping, tooling, finishing, assembly, testing and quality assurance that goes into producing a quality watch is often not seen by those who are purchasing and often what they really see is the cost of that production coupled with the cost of the vast marketing and branding campaign that goes along with it in the price tag.  There’s no hype here so we don’t have the marketing costs that most companies have.   The Professional Series, starting at $450 is definitely a viable alternative to comparable watches from larger companies such as Tag Heuer, Tissot, or Longines.    The Professional Series is a great entry point into the consumer-friendly, entry-level luxury micro-brand dive watch category of mechanical watches, with a bunch of crowd pleasing design elements to keep it interesting and give it its own identity and it comes with a two year limited warranty.   Did I mention that the Professional Series Commando, far more likely to see desks than depths, and the Traveler GMT,  handy for anyone who does business regularly with other time zones and for those who spend a lot of time in the air, and on foreign soil, won’t break the bank.  So do yourself a favor go order yourself one before they are all gone, you won’t regret it.  You have until the 28th to order but after that the pre-order price goes back to the retail price.  Pre-Order Here

 

GMT and Professional

Luxury, “Accessible Luxury,” Marketing and Watch Brands

What is luxury

 

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There’s a lot of discussion about what constitutes “luxury” or “affordable /accessible luxury” as it relates to brands all over forums that I’m a member of on LinkedIN, and in the watchworld these conversations happen all the time.  So what constitutes “luxury” or “affordable luxury”? Sure, the quality of the product has a lot to do with it but the majority of it has to do more with how a company markets their product/brand.  Daymond John, founder the FUBU clothing line and Shark Tank personality known as a branding genius, defines branding as “a tag that somebody puts on you”.

Branding Fubu

For example, in the watch world, the entire Swiss watchmaking industry (as an entity) was near death in the 1970’s but succeeded in making watches “fashionable” by shifting the idea of a watch from a necessary item to a status symbol, a luxury product that appeals to the emotions of the buyer. The watch you’re wearing on your wrists today doesn’t just show your “status,” it’s a symbol, rather than the tool it was fifty years ago. A symbol of who you are or perhaps, who you want to become. It’s a way to express your style, and your character.   The key element of this perception shift is marketing.  Brilliant marketing campaigns have changed the perception of the watch to become an emotional and aspirational product rather than just a tool. In essence you’ve been “tagged”.

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The watch industry has been ingenious in reshaping consumer perceptions and making luxury timepieces a collector’s item, a long-term investment that will pay dividends and a status symbol.    The watch industry is a $45 Billion dollar a year industry with 99% of the luxury market (approximately $25 billion) controlled by 3-4 Swiss conglomerates who own 6-12 brands each.  Switzerland exported 6.89 million mechanical watches last year, the most since 1982, amounting to $16.6 billion.  Exports have grown at an average annual rate of 7.2% over the last ten years, with more than 95% of production exported focused on global competition.  2.2 million Swiss watches are imported a year with a value of $2.8 billion dollars in the US.   The watch industry is Switzerland’s 3rd largest sector and accounts for 20% of Switzerland’s GDP.   Twenty-four companies employ 52,803 people.

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In a business worth $25 billion, image and reputation are everything. The “Swiss Made” label has proven immensely valuable as a seal of quality and marketing.  Regardless of who makes the cases, components, movements, and how they are manufactured, a watch with “Swiss Made” on it will be 100% made in Switzerland right, “haute horlogerie”? Ummm…well…no.   In 2012, the watch industry imported $2.4 billion dollars worth of watch parts from the Far East. China and Hong Kong delivered mainly cases, and Thailand, surprisingly, delivered movements, considering the “Swissness” regulations. What’s that? “Swissness”? We’ll get to that in a second. Back to the movements in Thailand for a second. Various watch companies have set up shop in Thailand and import parts and movements into Switzerland and assembled there. What? Again with the what’s. Why would they do that? The main reason parts are imported from abroad is that the production costs associated with the components is lower. Up until recently, the criteria for labeling a watch as “Swiss Made” was stipulated as having half the watch 50% (by value) made in Switzerland.   In June 2013 that figure went up to 60% (the cost of manufacturing) with the passage of the “Swissness” bill. Under the new “Swissness” criteria a Swiss watch must also have its movement assembled, cased and inspected in Switzerland. However, as prices in production continue to rise and Swiss immigration reform impacts the watch trade (Last month, 50.3 per cent of Swiss voters decided to void a pact giving equal footing to European Union citizens in the Swiss watch market), more non-Swiss parts can be used thus allowing the continued use of the “Swiss Made” label. For some I know this is surprising, it’s nothing new for those of us who know that the Swiss industry balances cost-saving production against brand image. Since quartz technology and disposable watches almost destroyed the mechanical watch industry, the Swiss redefined the purposes of owning a mechanical watch and that purpose was a savvy business sense wrapped up in luxury and emotion that appeals to almost any buyer. As Martin Green from Revolution magazine observed: “You can build the greatest, most magnificent watches in the world, but the bottom line is that the watch industry is still a profit sector, and money needs to be made in order to survive and continue to create great and magnificent watches. One way of doing that is to let the general public know how great and magnificent the watches that you make actually are. Advertising in selective newspapers and magazines have always been one of the favorite ways in which watch brands deliver this message.” In a recent study by Deloitte consulting revealed that 86% of watch brand CEO surveyed see social media as important for the watch industry. Many companies are actively participating on popular social networks as well as interacting with watch forums and providing access and samples to popular watch bloggers. In order to be considered as luxury, a watch needs a brand that is recognized and considered by everybody as belonging to the world of luxury. Therefore, a new brand entering the market is compelled to invest in huge advertising campaigns in order to gain recognition (image) from the public. A product possesses the title of exceptional and luxury only if everybody knows the brand and accepts it as a luxury object. Finally, recognition can also be a guarantee for quality. In fact, very few people would pay thousands of dollars for an unknown brand or a brand that imports its components from the Far East

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Branding

In the world of luxury, the principal tool to compete between brands is the intensive use of advertising. Brand recognition is tightly tied to marketing. Luxury watchmaking relies heavily on differentiation strategies that require lots of investments in advertising and public relation (PR) events. Objectively, the product is, from a design point of view, very similar from one brand to another even though most companies claim their product is unique. It would be more correct to say that the brand and its communication bring life to the product, give it its identity and maybe has the potential to make it unique. A product is something that is made in a factory; a brand is something that is bought by a customer. A product can be copied by a competitor; a brand is unique. A product can be quickly outdated, a successful brand is timeless.  In 2012 ( 2013 data hasn’t come out yet), Watch brands spent more on U.S. advertising in 2012 than ever before creating brand identities. Total spending reached $399.74 million (check out the million dollar club and how much they spent here http://www.watchtime.com/wristwatch-industry-news/industry/million-dollar-club-2012-watch-advertising-all-time-high/)

 

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To sum up, brands are emotional products and emotional products are about a message– a strong, exciting, distinct, authentic message that tells people who you are and what you are and the premium you are willing to pay.  It is no longer a utilitarian product that shows the time but a piece of time that incarnates a lifestyle. Therefore, the brand is an inestimable intangible asset in this industry; it is very costly and it takes time to be established. Marketing and communication, brand equity, is undoubtedly the main differentiator between brands. Does this mean that a product is made any better, or is a better value than a competitor? Not necessarily, in most cases it just means they are better at communicating their brands message. The more uniqueness a company can build into the positioning of their product, the more they can control the price. If companies can make the product both desirable and unique, the customer, (which is you) is more likely to pay the price since you cannot get the same product image anywhere else. Or so you think. In my next post I’m going to tell you why you should pre-order the Hager Commando or the GMT Traveler.  In case you missed it you can check out the Pre-order here http://www.hagerwatches.com/PREORDER%20DETAILS/page18.html

Hager GMT Stainless Steel

Don’t Strain Your Wallet At BASEL. Pre-Order for the Hager Professional Commando/GMT Now!

Whether you’re walking down the plush carpeted exhibition halls of Basel World or sitting at home reading about watches, I’m here to tell you that the wait for what you are looking for is finally over.  While I say this somewhat tongue in cheek, the time has finally come for watch enthusiasts and lovers of great design to have the opportunity to pre-purchase the Hager Commando Professional Series.  If you’re looking for affordability and a re-imagined classic inspired by the past but built for the future, then look no further.  Prices start at $450 USD.   The Professional Series Commando and GMT are great value alternatives to some of the bigger Swiss brands out on the market.  Did I mention they won’t strain your wallet?

Hager GMT Stainless Steel

We’ve made some changes from the original designs that we feel makes the Professional Series more accessible but yet doesn’t cut corners in terms of quality, movement, and design.   A few things have changed as we realized producing custom made movements, and a custom bezel made out of ceramic and a liquid lume clear coat might price some people out of owning our watches.  The biggest change you’ll notice is the price (an Amazing $450 for the Commando Professional model), and while we’ve lowered the prices we haven’t lowered the materials we use in bringing you quality affordable automatic watches.   Get all of the details here:  PRE-ORDER LINK

 

The Pre-Order Period is scheduled to be opened from March 28 – April 28, 2014.  Again, there will only be 40 slots available for pre-order per watch and yes you may choose your very own number (Sorry numbers 001 and 007 are already reserved).  Additionally, the professional series will feature a limited edition case back design that will be developed in conjunction with those who pre-order as well as a Scuba Tank watch Case.

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What else has changed apart from the price?  We’ve made the bezel of the Commando Professional all ceramic, and changed the movement from a custom made movement to the Miyota Calibre 9015, a very reliable movement, and high in the value department. The 9015 is the closest competitor to the ETA-2824 and is an ever-growing favorite alternative to the 2824.   We’ve also changed the movement of the GMT Traveler which is at a very.  Instead of a using a custom made movement,  we will be using modified ETA 2836 ébauche movements assembled and finished to our standard.  These are not “step down” changes in terms of quality, but changes that were made to enable us to bring these watches to market at an affordable price.  We believe in the quality of our watches so much we’ve also extended the warranty to a 2 year limited warranty.  And since we are going to be hand assembling and building these in Hagerstown, MD, we’ve also added Hagerstown, Maryland at the bottom of the dial as we take pride in building an American made product.

 

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THE DETAILS:

Pre-order Parameters and Conditions:* Pre-order Price: Professional Stainless Steel $450 plus S&H on bracelet (MSRP $600 plus S&H) ; Professional DLC (black model) $550 (plus S&H on bracelet (MSRP $700 plus S&H); GMT Traveler Stainless Steel  $550 plus S&H on bracelet (MSRP $700 plus S&H); GMT Traveler DLC (black model) $650 plus S&H on bracelet (MSRP $800 plus S&H).

Pre-pay a deposit of $225 for the Professional Stainless, $275 for the Professional DLC, $$275 for the GMT Stainless Steel Traveler and $325 for the GMT Traveler DLC, and pay the remaining balance due plus shipping charges owed upon our receipt of your watch before shipping.  We accept Paypal, Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover and Debit Cards.  You can also finance your purchase through Paypal’s Bill Me Later option when you checkout with PayPal.  It’s a simple process that gives you flexibility and buying power.  Enter your information, accept the terms, and get a decision in seconds.  Once you’ve been approved, you can enjoy No Payments and No Interest if paid in full in 6 months.

The Hager Triton

So I know it’s been a long wait and we’ve been getting a lot of emails regarding the Triton project after people read THE TIME BUM’s interview with me.  So we thought we would post the idea that we started with until after the sneak peak of the Triton at the Baltimore Washington GTG March 15 with other WatchUSeek forum members at the Rams Head Tavern Savage Mills Rams Head Tavern | Savage Mill    8600 Foundry St, Savage, MD 20763

Come see me  and  all our watches in person and start St. Patrick’s day off with a bang before St. Patty’s day.  We’d love to chat with you.

Here’s the link for those that are interested in showing up http://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/baltimore-washington-gtg-march-15-2014-1pm-til-981632.html

When: Saturday, March 15th from 1-3 PM or however long we want to hang out
Where: Rams Head Tavern Savage Mills Rams Head Tavern | Savage Mill
Hager Triton