This watch caught our eye on the International Watch League forum this week. The Revolution Watch Company Diver has been perfected over the last two years, and it launches on Indiegogo very soon.
The Revolution Watch Company Diver
Revolution’s USP is that they source as many US-made components as possible. They want to make the “Diver” a true heirloom watch. It costs a little more than most other microbrand watches. That is because every single component of the Diver is designed and manufactured specially for the Revolution Watch Company. Not a single off the shelf part makes it in the entire watch – except for the Miyota 9015 automatic movement and a couple of springs.
All of the case parts are machined in the USA. They went to Germany and Switzerland for the dial nothing met their standards stateside. They can’t name the manufacturer for contractual reasons, but they also make some very high-end companies’ dials. The movement is a Japanese Miyota. These are renowned as a robust, modern piece of machinery that will last several lifetimes.
The Revolution Watch Company Story
“The Revolution Dive Watch is as American-made as a watch can be,” save for some offerings that cost significantly more says Walter Schofield, the founder of Revolution Watch Company. “Nearly every case component is custom machined and sourced in the U.S.A., and the parts that aren’t were custom made at the world’s best German and Swiss manufacturers.”
Schofield continued, “It’s been almost 50 years since a truly American-built watch of this calibre under $2,000 has been available, so we’re proud to reignite the heritage. There’s not a single off-the-shelf part and its design will appeal to both the ardent and casual watch enthusiast.”
How to buy the Revolution Watch Company Diver
We think the Revolution Watch Company Diver is going to be a winner! It’s coming to Indiegogo for preorders soon but if you sign up as one of their “Minutemen” for a $20 down payment then you get $100 off and you’ll be the first to know when it launches.