Watches and cars have an undeniable connection, and it’s one that runs deep. It’s easy to see the parallels between the intricate mechanics, storied histories, and enthusiastic fan bases of both interests. One such enthusiast is American watchmaker, Cameron Weiss. He recently took a cross-country road trip in his 1971 Land Rover, and now he’s built two watches inspired by the experience—introducing The Gauge Series. Let’s take a closer look at what makes these two limited editions so special. This Marlin Hand-Wound Watch is a careful recreation of Timex’s iconic 1969 Marlin watch, and ticking inside is a tried-and-true manual movement for a more accurate, longer-lasting timepiece. Honoring their watchmaking history, this watch perfectly blends contemporary fabrication with mid-century style and is made to last as long as you.
Pointing to the markers is a set of tapered swords that have been custom-designed for this watch. The hour and minute hands feature a black oxide/lume treatment, while the small seconds hand at nine o’clock is simply monotone. Altogether, even if you’re not a die-hard vintage Land Rover fanatic, you can still appreciate the attention to detail, clean design, and craftsmanship that’s been poured into this timepiece.
The Gauge Series is based on the American Issue Field Watch, Weiss’ flagship timepiece produced in their Los Angeles workshop. Like the other offerings in the American Issue Field collection, this edition features a 316L stainless steel case that measures in at 42 millimeters. A sapphire crystal is used on the front and back of the watch, the latter of which offers a view of the movement inside. At the core of the Gauge Series is the American-made caliber 1003, which Weiss produces in LA. The upgraded movement now includes a hacking seconds hand, a higher beat rate (now 21,600 bph), and a reengineered mainspring. It’s also been hand-decorated with Geneva stripes, blued screws, and sunburst-style radial brushing on the wheels.
|15 bar (150 metres / 500 feet)