Watch Lust... The RGM 801

USA! USA! USA!
Post Reply
eddiea
Founding Member
Posts: 998
Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:00 pm

Watch Lust... The RGM 801

Post by eddiea » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:36 am

Image
Once upon a time, there were many American watch brands, like Elgin, Waltham, Hamilton, Benrus, Gruen and Bulova, that made their watches here in the United States. Some of these brands used Swiss ébauches, assembling them into American made cases, while others actually made their own in-house movements. Hamilton, Elgin, Waltham and Bulova, for example, all had their own calibers. But, times change and the watch industry in America diminished. These days, Elgin and Waltham are defunct, Hamilton is owned by Swatch and Citizen owns Bulova. While there are still many American brands, more popping up by the day, there is currently only one that manufacturers their own movements: RGM.
http://wornandwound.com/2012/05/16/watch-lust-the-rgm-801-line/
“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” Jack Kerouac
Mortuus Fakeuus

Re: Watch Lust... The RGM 801

Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:22 pm

**Sigh** :no: ...for $7k - $10k, the vast majority of prospective buyers will want Rolex, et al. Desire for '[color=darkred]Made in the U.S.A.' labeling is one thing, as is patriotism, but for an American watch in that price range, there just doesn't seem to be, IMHO, a real, sustainable market...I do hope I'm completely wrong here... :?: (Cue the balloons & flags, Smitty...) :alien: [/color]
eddiea
Founding Member
Posts: 998
Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:00 pm

Re: Watch Lust... The RGM 801

Post by eddiea » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:10 pm

Mortuus wrote:**Sigh** :no: ...for $7k - $10k, the vast majority of prospective buyers will want Rolex, et al. Desire for '[color=darkred]Made in the U.S.A.' labeling is one thing, as is patriotism, but for an American watch in that price range, there just doesn't seem to be, IMHO, a real, sustainable market...I do hope I'm completely wrong here... :?: (Cue the balloons & flags, Smitty..
.) :alien: [/color]
Hard to tell if you are wrong or right, but the 801 is a totally different animal than the Rolie, made with something else in mind , stands on a different niche, you can't really compare them based solely on price bracket.
“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” Jack Kerouac
User avatar
conjurer
Administrator
Posts: 732
Joined: Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:00 pm

Re: Watch Lust... The RGM 801

Post by conjurer » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:43 pm

eddiea wrote:
Mortuus wrote:**Sigh** :no: ...for $7k - $10k, the vast majority of prospective buyers will want Rolex, et al. Desire for '[color=darkred]Made in the U.S.A.' labeling is one thing, as is patriotism, but for an American watch in that price range, there just doesn't seem to be, IMHO, a real, sustainable market...I do hope I'm completely wrong here... :?: (Cue the balloons & flags, Smitty..
.) :alien: [/color]
Hard to tell if you are wrong or right, but the 801 is a totally different animal than the Rolie, made with something else in mind , stands on a different niche, you can't really compare them based solely on price bracket.

True; RGM's are true handcrafted items, made for a very small niche of the market.
Post Reply