We'd like to congratulate Griffin C. from Chicago, Illinois, USA who was the lucky winner of the December 2013 RGM Manufacture Trip aBlogtoWatch giveaway. Griffin will join us later this year in Pennsylvania were we will experience a hands-on couple of days with the talented Roland Murphy, considered the producer
At the heart of each of these watches, is the caliber 801 manually wound movement produced locally here in the United States. We've found that a surprising number of aBlogtoWatch regulars have an intense fondness for the RGM Watch Company located in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania near Lancaster. This green parcel
Are you ready for the ultimate adventure for the USA-made watch lover? You have just a few more days to enter for a chance to win a trip to the RGM watch manufacture. Roland G. Murphy heads what is the only American-made manufacture of high-end timepieces and his watches are
We talk about Rolex's strategy of advertising on YouTube, the lack of new media savvy in the industry as a whole, then we delve into the extremely interesting Cartier ID2 air-free, transparent case concept watch with a power reserve of 32 days that you can't buy. The correct pronunciation of
Last year at the Geneva Time Exhibition (GTE) I met with Roland Murphy of RGM to see the prototype of their third in-house made movement called the Caliber 20. RGM is and has been the premier US-based watch maker and for years didn't make their own movements. Instead they sourced
Welcome back to an original aBlogtoWatch feature, "My First Grail Watch". In this series, we ask prominent people in the watch industry about the first timepiece that they lusted after.
aBlogtoWatch (ABTW): Who are you and what is your relationship to the watch industry?
Roland G. Murphy (RGM): I am the man
eBay to the rescue again. I swear, I have so many conversations with watch executives and designers that end with "and I got it on eBay." A lot of brands use vintage watches and instruments as the basis for new timepieces - a least from a design perspective. Most of
This is the RGM 160. It is on the mid-to-upper range of RGM watch which don't use in-house made RGM movements. With a versatile and useful set of complications from the ETA Valjoux 7751 automatic movement, this is a very attractive mix of having an American made watch with a
It is no secret that in its heyday, the American watch industry was the best in the world. Brands like Hamilton, Bulova, Elgin, Waltham, and others were known for producing the best industrialized timepieces and today that legacy is kept alive in scant few places. Perhaps the only true watch