Minuteman– noun- min·ute·man \ ˈmi-nət-ˌman \ a member of a group of men pledged to take up arms at a minute’s notice during and immediately before the American Revolution. This independent civilian military force was crucial to the American cause of liberty and freedom.
The word minuteman is also used by a watch company. That, in itself is patriotic. However, the core of the company is much more meaningful than that. To start, Minuteman Watch Company donates an impressive 25% of all net annual profits to veteran related charities. As well, they employ veterans when possible. Of course, a core is quality timepieces. The guys at Minuteman were kind enough to send me a watch to review. Accompanying this review is a video unboxing.
First and foremost, the watch is a RWB DLC blue face. The Red, White and Blue color combination of the Diamond Like Carbon case features a beautifully radiant blue sunray dial. The dial features lume indicators at each position accompanied by a 24 hours inner dial. The hands also have lume, as does the tip of the seconds hand. It’s tasteful, yet simple. Function and form really come together here.
The case measures 42mm, but wears a bit smaller than that. When I put it on, I thought it closer to 38mm. Balance on the wrist is also nice. It didn’t ride up or shimmy in any way. The DLC stainless steel case features a screw down crown and is water resistant to 200 meters. The double domed sapphire crystal has an anti-reflective coating too. The case back has a rendering of a minuteman seemingly defending the 13 Colonies from Red Coats.
Since I love automatics, I was pleased to see the RWB DLC houses a Miyota 9015 movement. If you know watches, you know this is a solid movement. All of this sits on an American made leather strap with an off-white stitching. All of this is assembled in the United States. Remember, they employ veterans whenever possible.
At the end of the day, this is a watch I really like. I know part of the affinity is the cause. Coming from a family of veterans all the way back to the Revolution, the Mack family has served proudly since the mid 1700’s. Minuteman Watch Company had no idea that my 14th great grandfather served in the Continental Army. I would be proud to own this timepiece and have it in my collection. Right now it’s on sale for $530. It normally goes for $630, which is a fair price already. Help support veterans and their families while adding this fine watch to your arsenal.