A classically-designed manual winder designed to feel like a pocket-watch made for the wrist. Available in a silver or black dial with your choice of leather strap. The exhibition caseback illuminates the historic Swiss caliber 6498 that was once found in American pocket watches during the booming railroad era. The hand-decoration shines light on the once-glorified tradition of American craftsmanship. The dial extends this patriotic theme with a railroad pocket-watch aesthetic.
Caliber 6498 Manual movement with 17 jewels and 46-hour fully-wound power reserve. Adjusted to 5 positions and assembled with a Glucydure Balance, Nivarox Hairspring, and an Incabloc Shock Absorption. Functions include minute, hour, and a second sub-dial at 6 o’clock. Decorated with blued screws, geneva-stripes, rhodium-plating and pearled finishes. Assembled and calibrated in Baltimore, MD.
42mm Stainless Steel case with a high-polish on the midsection, bezel and lugs. Satin caseback encapsulating a sapphire crystal exhibition. Engraved with the serial number, USA origin of manufacturer label, and brand signature. Having a 12.5mm thickness and 22mm lug width. Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflex+ scratch resistant coating on the front. Push/pull crown with coined grip ensuring 3 ATM water-resistance. Designed and assembled in Baltimore, MD.
Silver or Black handmade dial featuring gold-plated embossed Arabic numerals and minute-markers with gold-plated embossed cathedral-style hands. Reflective coating on the dial surface and numerals. Signed with the TWC shield.
Towson watchmakers, Hartwig Balke & George Thomas, were known for their antique restorations in the early years of their company. George would disassemble and rebuild an old pocketwatch movement while Hartig would design a case for it to be worn on the wrist. The POTOMAC brings this practice to the official TWC Collections. Making it available to you.
The TWC Headquarters in Baltimore, MD overlooks the iconic B&O Warehouse, the founding place of railroad transportation. Our watchmakers drew inspiration from the historic relics that can be admired throughout the city of Baltimore today - creating the POTOMAC Ref. PO250.
An instrument that paints a horological picture of this story, in which pocket watches evolved into wristwatches due to the railroad workers that called for them right in our backyard. Like the B&O warehouse, the Potomac PO250 serves as a physical reminder of our history and everlasting need for tradition. An instrument that commemorates America’s pastime in manufacturing and craftsmanship.
Distribution : exclusively available for purchase here
Shipping : Fedex Priority
Cost : free + zero liability to you
Returns : no returns
Warranty : lifetime (must be located in the official TWC customer registrar)
Customization : strap