An inside look the all-American watch company preserving Pennsylvania’s watchmaking history

RGM Watch Co. of Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, is one of the last all-American watchmakers around. Unlike most American watch companies, RGM hand-makes its movement parts in-house. The complex interior gears are mesmerizing, and assembling them requires patience and a steady hand. We explore the major steps of the watchmaking process, including carving gears, assembling the movement pieces, and attaching the guilloché watch face.

00:07 history of RGM
00:37 designing a watch
00:54 making the bridge and main plate
01:25 assembling the watch movement
01:40 guilloché engraving
01:55 attaching the watch hands
02:07 casing the watch

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