7 Timeless American Made Watch Brands [2022]

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If you’re already started looking, you’ll have discovered that it’s hard to find American-made watches. Despite that, there are still brands worth shopping from out there.

If you’re looking for a new timepiece, you want one that’s going to last.

Most of these brands use traditional methods, designing and assembling their watches in the USA. You’ll find that most combine American and Swiss parts, to create timeless, accurate, and impressive watches.

In this guide, we’ve collected some of the very best American watch brands on the market. From vintage to modern, you’re covered.

Let’s jump straight in.

Our Favorite American Made Watches

1. Vortic

Vortic American-made watches

Based in: Fort Collins, Colorado

Pricing: $5,000+

Styles: Vintage

Vortic Watch Company is a Northern Colorado based small batch and custom watchmaker. They also restore vintage pocket watches, giving them a new lease of life, turning them into wearable, classically designed watches.

They’re on a mission to preserve American-watch-making manufacturing traditions, that began to fade out in the mid-1900s.

Vortic creates watches in a variety of styles. But, what runs through each piece is a feeling of timelessness and durability. Vortic often sells out, but you can get on their waiting list on their website to be notified when they release new watches.

Vortic Made in USA watch

2. Weiss Watch Company

Weiss American made watches

Based in: Nashville, Tennessee

Pricing: From $1,450

Styles: Classic

Weiss Watch Company is a family-owned business, with a team of detail-obsessed watch makers behind them.

They have Swiss-trained and certified American watchmakers overseeing every watch, combining traditional techniques with new technology.

Every movement in the watches are reviewed, jeweled, and finished by hand in Weiss’ studio, designed to last for generations.

Weiss Watch Company Made in the USA

3. DuFrane

DuFrane Watches American-Made

Based in: Austin, Texas

Pricing: From $499

Styles: Vintage, Diving, Modern styles

DuFrane is an American watch brand based in Austin, Texas. Every watch is named after landmarks and historical figures, with each one featuring a hand wound Bergstrom.

The watches have genuine Swiss movements, and are assembled in Texas.

You’ll find a selection of styles, including Diving watches, tool watches, and pilot watches.

Dufrane USA watches

4. Detroit Watch Company

Detroit Watch Company USA

Based in: Detroit, Michigan

Pricing: From $998

Styles: Classic

The Detroit Watch Company has been creating and assembling timeless, high-quality watches, in their Michigan-based studio since 2013.

The watches use Swiss Eta and Sellita automatic movements, so you can be confident your watch will tick for years.

Every component in the watches are designed based on the specific movement and components, and the watches are carefully assembled by hand.

Detroit watch company handmade American watches

5. Kobold

Kobol Made in USA watches

Based in: Pennsylvania

Pricing: From $3,650

Styles: Classic, Diver, Tactical

Founded in 1998 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as part of an entrepreneurship class at Carnegie Mellon University.

In 2006, the brand released their Spirit of America watch, which was the first serially U.S.-assembled mechanical watch in a generation.

By 2014, Kobold were making all of their watch cases in Merry Oaks Farm, near Pittsburgh. They finish every watch case by hand.

Kobold also produce some of their watch cases are also produced in factories in other countries, including Italy and Switzerland.

No matter where their watches are made, you can find every last bit of information about the watch you buy on their website or by talking to their team.

Kobold timepiece

6. Pelton

Pelton Made in the USA watch

Based in: Detroit, Michigan

Pricing: From $1,499

Styles: Classic, Modern

Since 2016 Pelton has been making luxury Made in the USA watches from their Detroit-based headquarters.

The brand’s philosophy is simple: create timeless, high-quality watches that their customers can keep for generations.

Pelton watch cases start as a block of metal, and are carefully crafted into the final piece. They also produce the only Made in the USA metal watch bracelets on the market.

Pelton made in america

7. Shinola

Shinola Watches

Based in: Detroit, Michigan

Pricing: From $395

Styles: Chronographs, sport, minimalist

Shinola’s watches are designed and assembled by artisans in Detroit.

Every watch that comes out of Shinola’s Detroit factory is crafted by skilled artisans, using the highest quality Swiss and other imported parts.

The team behind the brand are so confident in the quality that they offer a limited lifetime warranty on all of their core watch styles.

The leather straps are also cut, sewn and painted in their Detroit factory.

Shinola womens american made watches

Recap: American Made Watches

Hopefully you’ve found your perfect American made timepiece. Each watch is an heirloom you can cherish for generations.

If you’re looking to discover more great American made brands, we recommend checking this post, which features over twenty amazing made in the USA brands.

Plus, if you want to discover other watch brands outside the USA, check out our favorite sustainable watches here.

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