American Pride: 4 Luxury Watch Brands with US Ties

Check out these four luxury watch brands, all carried by Feldmar and all founded, headquartered or currently manufacturing in America.

Shinola: Built in the US using Imported Parts

Shinola The Runwell 47 mm
Shinola The Runwell 47 mm

One of the most well-known American watch brands, Shinola, is based out of Detroit, Michigan. Founded in 2011, the brand is committed to creating and keep jobs right here in the USA. Some of their most popular models include the Runwell, the Canfield and the Bedrock, and each watch comes with a lifetime guarantee and a card stating who from the factory built the watch.

Hamilton: Founded in the US

Hamilton X Wind Auto Chrono
Hamilton X Wind Auto Chrono

The Hamilton brand is currently based out of Bienne, Switzerland but has its roots in American soil. Hamilton was founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1892, and manufactured luxury timepieces in the US until 1969 when their Lancaster facility closed. Well-known models include the X-Wind, the Viewmatic Auto, the Auto Chrono and the Khaki Navy Frogman.

Bulova: Founded in the US

Bulova Men's Curv Chronograph
Bulova Men’s Curv Chronograph

In 1875, Bulova was founded in New York City, New York by Joseph Bulova. Since then, the brand has been practicing innovative techniques both in their craftsmanship and their marketing, pioneering America’s first radio and TV commercials. The brand now manufactures globally but is still headquartered in New York. Popular models include the Curv Chronograph, equipped with the world’s first curved chronograph movement, the Precisionist Chronograph and the Frank Lloyd Wright men’s watch.

Nixon: Founded in the US

Nixon Sentry Leather 42 mm
Nixon Sentry Leather 42 mm

Founded in Encinitas, California in 1997, Nixon is still headquartered in the USA with offices all over the world. The brand is known for their affordable custom-built watches with some of their most well-known models including the Time Teller, the Sentry, the Cannon and the Corporal.

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