Minuteman Watches has teamed up with Lum-Tec founder Chris Wiegand to design and manufacturer Minuteman’s latest collection. The Minuteman Independence series will come in either PVD or stainless steel versions. The black PVD will retail for $309 with a special $275 preorder and the stainless steel version will run $309 with a special $250 preorder price. Each Minuteman Independence model will be proudly assembled in Mentor Ohio USA by Wiegand Custom watch company. The watches will come with a 5 year limited warranty and free lifetime battery replacement.

Independence PVD
Assembled in the United States of America.
40mm case width without crown.
Sapphire crystal with anti reflective coating on the inside.
Ronda 515 Swiss Quartz movement.
Water resistant to 100 meters.
Black PVD finish.
Individually serial numbered.
Free lifetime battery replacement.
5 year limited warranty.
Luminous hands and markers.
$275 for a limited time HERE

Assembled in the United States of America.
40mm case width without crown.
Sapphire crystal with anti reflective coating on the inside.
Ronda 515 Swiss Quartz movement.
Water resistant to 100 meters.
Stainless Steel case and crown.
Individually serial numbered.
Free lifetime battery replacement.
5 year limited warranty.
Luminous hands and markers.
$250 for a limited time HERE

25% of the profit from our net annual sales of Minuteman products goes to charities assisting veterans & their Families. The new Independence line will be the lowest price yet for Minuteman while still offering better case finishing with Lum-Tec/Wiegard Custom Watch Company behind it. And I’m sure with all Lum-Tec watches, you will get excellent lume with this watch as well. Here is your chance to get an American made watch for an incredible low price. Compared to other American made watches, Minuteman stands alone as the best bang for your buck watch in terms of features and styling.

Check out the official site HERE and order your very own Minuteman Independence series watch

One of my early favorite watches of 2016 is the Minuteman Jester watch will be limited to as little as 50. Those who preorder will be the lucky few that will own a timepiece only worn buy a few people. The Minuteman / JΞSTΞR is a collaboration between American Made watch company Minuteman watches that donates a portion of sales to assists veterans and their families and JΞSTΞR a well known Hactivist who in March of 2015 was listed in Time Magazines list of “The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet.” The collaboration created a beautiful timepiece will an interesting backstory.

Proudly assembled in the USA by Minuteman Watch Co.
Individually serial numbered
Stainless Steel case with black PVD coating.
Stainless Steel case back.
42mm width without crown.
Screw down crown.
200 meter water resistant.
Comes with one American made Leather watch strap.
Sapphire crystal.
ETA 955.112 Swiss made movement.
Luminous hands and dial.

The Minuteman / JΞSTΞR is available for preorder now at $399 using the case as the proposed Minuteman watch with Swiss auto movement. The Jester watch will use the same high quality Swiss ETA 955.112 quartz movements that our current Minuteman MM0 series models use. 25% of the net profit from each Minuteman / JΞSTΞR ✪ Watch sold will in 2016 will go to Fisher House https://www.fisherhouse.org/

Preorder the Minuteman / JΞSTΞR watch HERE

Minuteman Co. is looking for input on a name for it’s upcoming Swiss Automatic Watch. The company is currently taking a poll on Watchfreeks with the winning poll leader the likely choice. The selection of names includes Minuteman Eagle, Minuteman Field Auto, Minuteman Independence, and Minuteman Commander. Take one minute of your time and vote on your favorite name on Watchfreeks HERE

Evolvens Watch has launch their first watch line with 4 models with unique looks. The company made the watches from the ground up using technology such as CNC processing, laser cutting, special surface treatment processes (more than 90 HRC) and unique tools were required for the production.

Evolvens Watch is made in Budapest and features a Swiss Made movement Valanvron V24. The Valanvron V24 is a less common movement that compares to the ETA 2824 movement with 25 Jewels and 28,800 bph. The heavy duty case includes ARCOR C.L.I.N to provide a more than 90 HRC surface hardness for extra durability. The Evolvens watch features a 44,8mm case and 50,3mm with lugs. The watch strap width is 22mm and the watch case is 13mm thickness.

The models includes the Gun Black FB-001B, Stainless Steel case FB-001S Silver, Two Tone FB-001T, and finally the all black FB-001F. The watch sells for $520 EURO or about $582.61 USD at today’s exchange rate. Evolvens Budapest uses a strong, locked, cylindrical steel and aluminum box. The wooden structure protects the internal watch from ever external shock or vibration.

Buy the Evolvens Watch now HERE

CJR Watches is set to release a new line of watches through Kickstarter. The company plans to launch quartz and automatic bullhead chronographs. The watches will feature Swiss Ronda 3520D quartz and ETA 775 automatic movements. Calvin JR. was conceived in October 2014 and presents bold and original timepieces.

Check out the project HERE

New watch startup Bergin is launching it’s first watch model. The Bergin Watch will be a limited edition watch launching on Kickstarter. The watch is Swiss Made with ETA 2824-2 movement, Sapphire Crystal, 40mm case, and 100M water Resistance. The watch will comes in black dial, silver dial and two tone silver and gold dials. The Bergin watch will either feature a stainless steel bracelet or leather strap.

$379 you can preorder one, $758 preorder two or $1,137 to preorder three.

The watch will be sent November 2015 if the watch is funding on Kickstarter.

Check out the Kickstarter page HERE

ACCURAT SWISS is a group of Entrepreneurs that plans to make it’s own mechanical movement in a new watch launching on Kickstarter. The ACCURAT SWISS K1 is launching on Kickstarter with prices starting at £990 About $1,523 USD.

The team is made up of:
JONAS the rugby playing precision freak is the man who is driving it.
MOMOPLUS AG a behind-the-scenes industry supplier from Biel in the heart of Switzerland founded 20 years ago by Tzuyu Huang started it.
HORAGE SA Tzuyu´s, Julia´s and Andi´s (Tzuyu´s husband) Swiss mechanical watch company creates beautiful products based on it.
ARMIN STROM watches and MUEHLE GLASHUETTE watches are supporting it.

Movement: Accurat Swiss K1 25,6 mm x 4,95 mm
Functions: 2 hands, small seconds, big date
Power reserve: 56 hours – automatic winding
Regulation: 3,5 Hz 25.200 A/h – Accurat Swiss Silicon – Nano coating
Rotor: Solid Tungsten with a bit of Widmannstätten design (look it up in Wiki if you do not know what it is;-)
Case: 39mm 316 L stainless steel brush & polish
Water proof: 100m
Saphire: 2 color subsurface index printing
Dial: Sorry – we forgot it!
Hands: Skeleton (white, yellow, pink) Super-luminova
Case back: Sapphire – Kickstarter limited edition engraving
Crown: Stainless – knurl machined
Strap: Calf Leather – black/blue – grey/yellow – white glossy/pink
Clasp: Folding style with leaf spring (Pat. Pend.)

Check out the Kickstarter campaign HERE

MMT watch is a new watch startup with a focus on a sleek, minimalist design watch with Swiss movement. The MMT watch features a lugless design with Walnut ring, steel case, domed glass and black or brown leather straps.

Swiss parts movement from ISAswiss
All 316L Stainless Steel watch
Walnut wood bezel
Domed glass
Metallic or off-white embossed dial
Premium stitched leather strap
Water resistant 3 ATM
Watch diameter : 43 mm
Unisex, left and right handed!

Check out the Indiegogo campaign now HERE

Reviewed by K.C. Kim

Minuteman Watches are making a difference in the community and making made in the USA watches. Minuteman sources the watch from few highly skilled watchmakers in the state of Illinois. So you get a watch that is built with superb standards from American watchmakers that are CMW21 (Certified Watchmaker of the 21st Century) certified.

The Minuteman MM04 comes in a nice nylon zippered case that protects the watch and is perfect when traveling.

The MM04 features a polished stainless steel case and case back, 43mm case, Sapphire Crystal, Swiss Made 955.112 movement, 200m water resistance and American made leather watch strap. In addition the watch has 2.5mm “Fat” spring bars, A/R coating on the inside of the crystal, screw down crown and luminous hands and dial. The watch feature plenty of features that make it a true value. This is a watch you want to keep for years to come.

I like Minuteman Watches aspirations to help Veterans as well as make their watches here in the United States. In a world where big companies are trying to nickel and dime the consumer, Minuteman Watch Co. is trying to offer a helping hand. Minuteman watches is a brand that I can get behind for it’s message and of course getting a quality timepiece as well.

The watches from Minuteman watches are backed by a 5 year limited warranty and come with free lifetime battery replacement. The company takes 25% of it’s profit and donates the money to charities that assist veterans and their families.

9.8 Out of 10

Buy it now HERE

Disclosure: Review unit

******Correction: Minuteman is not made by Lum-Tec as originally reported. The company has made it known that the watches are made in Illinois by a few highly skilled watchmakers.******