The American watchmaking industry is experiencing a resurgence as of late, with many new watch brands popping up across the country. This is mostly a recent phenomenon, but there is one American brand which can boast 25 years of watchmaking: RGM Watch Company. To celebrate their 25th anniversary, RGM is opening their doors to the public for two days in September.
On Friday, September 15, RGM will hold an open house to showcase their watchmaking techniques, including both the making and finishing of parts. Additionally, RGM will demonstrate their guilloch techniques. The brand is well known for their beautiful dials, and this event will be an opportunity for the public to get a close look at how they are actually made.
The next day, Saturday, September 16, RGM will host an event at the National Watch and Clock Museum, in Columbia, PA. Several new models will be announced, and Roland G. Murphy himself will give a tour of the museum. If you’re in the area and can attend, it’s sure to be a great weekend of horological learning and celebration.
Here’s a full program of events:
Friday, September 15, 2017
10:00 AM-4:00 PM – Open House at RGM Watch Company, 801 W. Main St., Mount Joy, PA 17552
Saturday, September 16, 2017
9:00 AM-12:00 PM – Open House at RGM Watch Company, 801 W. Main St., Mount Joy, PA 17552
2:30 PM-5:30 PM – Tour and Event at the National Watch and Clock Museum, 514 Poplar St., Columbia, PA 17512
This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, visit RGM Watch Company online.