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The Popular Mechanics Guide to Watches

Written by: rgmdesigns | Published on: February 19, 2015

The Popular Mechanics Guide to Watches High-end watchmaking has not, for the most part, always been something you find in Amish country. Or, for that matter, in the United States. Typically, if you go looking for horological greatness, the kind of virtuosic craftsmanship associated with the greatest watchmakers, you go to Switzerland. If you are […]

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RGM Celebrates the American Pastime

Written by: rgmdesigns | Published on: November 20, 2014

RGM Celebrates the American Pastime and Creates an American Masterpiece by Adam R. Harris, National Watch & Clock Museum Gallet Guest Wristwatch Curator I had the great privilege of being invited to tour the factory of one of the last true watchmakers who designs and manufactures wristwatches in the United States—RGM Watch Co. The day […]

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Home Grown

Written by: rgmdesigns | Published on: November 3, 2014

Home Grown: We Test a Watch for Locavore Collectors By Mike Disher, [Article Appearing in the December 2014 WatchTime Magazine] What do you get when you cross a historical, American-made pocketwatch with a clock made for military aircraft? You’re reading about it right now. The 801 Aircraft, from RGM, the Lancaster County-based watch company owned […]

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NEW MODEL: “Baseball in Enamel”

Written by: rgmdesigns | Published on: October 3, 2014

RGM’s Pennsylvania Series 801 – “Baseball in Enamel” While touring the National Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA three or four years ago, our founder Roland G. Murphy became intrigued by a display of watches with unique enamel dials. The collection included a rare 1892 American Waltham Watch Co. pocket watch that housed […]

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NEW MODEL: Pro Aviator

Written by: rgmdesigns | Published on: September 30, 2014

The RGM 151A “Pro Aviator” from “America’s Premier Watchmaker” At RGM, we believe that our watches should represent tradition with innovation. We also listen closely to the opinions of our customers. Many of our clients opt to completely custom design their timepiece; others prefer less complex options that still make their watch distinctive. In this […]

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Beyond Switzerland

Written by: rgmdesigns | Published on: September 25, 2014

Beyond Switzerland: “If you thought great timepieces were strictly a Swiss tradition, get set as watches once again go global” By Laurie Kahle Cigar aficionado, April 2014, pp. 124-132 Also based in Pennsylvania, Roland G. Murphy’s namesake RGM brand is the only one that has managed to make three calibers domestically with 90 percent of […]

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The Art of Time

Written by: rgmdesigns | Published on: September 22, 2014

The Art of Time: A look inside the LUXURY TIMEPIECES of RGM Watch Company By Eric Tegler Taken from Celebrated Living, Autumn 2014 edition, pp. 36-39 Glance at the watch on your wrist. It may be modest or magnificent but, almost certainly, it isn’t American-made. The modern watch business is dominated by European and Asian […]

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Invited to tour RGM Watch Company!

Written by: rgmdesigns | Published on: June 24, 2014

You are cordially invited to tour RGM Watch Company and the NAWCC Museum Because of the success of our 20th anniversary event two years ago, we have decided to open our doors again for a behind-the-scenes tour of RGM on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Many of you know how passionate Roland Murphy is about preserving […]

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Interact with RGM

Written by: rgmdesigns | Published on: June 3, 2014

INTERACT WITH RGM ON SOCIAL MEDIA! Keep up to date with RGM by following us on social media. Find out what’s new; learn about special offers, contests and upcoming events at RGM. See you online!

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Tachometer & Telemeter Scale

Written by: rgmdesigns | Published on: February 12, 2014

Tachometer Scale The tachometer scale is calibrated to show the speed of a moving object, such as a vehicle, over a known distance. The standard length on which the calibration is based is always shown on the dial, e. g. 1,000, 200 or 100 meters, or, as in this case, one mile. As the moving […]

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