Time to talk about a new microbrand that is cold Towson Watch Co!
TWC was established in 1998 by George Thomas and Hartwig Balke, two German engineers that moved to America with the dream of starting a watch company.
While initially built on the custom production of timepieces for select clientele, TWC has established four signature collections (Silver, Limited, Chesapeake, Mission) over the past two decades that remain freshly updated.
Every model ref. is limited to the handcraft production of 50-500 pieces.
Martin-M-130 pilot chronograph
The Martin-M-130 pilot chronograph is named after the famous flying boat Martin
M-130, also called the China Clipper, built at the Glenn L. Martin Corporation in
It was a plane that shrunk the world, skipping across the Pacific like a rock across a pong in an astonishingly fast sixty hours.
The timepiece’s boldly colored dial was designed to replicate cockpit instruments of the 1930’s. A plush engraving of the famous China Clipper adorns the case back.
This timepiece is powered by a high-grade ETA/Valjoux Cal.7750 movement that has been decorated and adjusted by TWC watchmakers. Production is limited to 100 pieces.
The Cockpit Moon Chronograph
The Cockpit Moon Chronograph is a moonphase timepiece featuring one of Towson
Watch Company’s most decorated bezel designs.
The blued steel Breguet-style hands rest upon an intricate white color dial that features a stunning hand-guilloche pattern decorated with silver indicators for the time, day, month, date, hour, minute, second, 24-hour span and the moon phase.
All encapsulated in a 38mm stainless steel case with sapphire crystals on the front and open caseback.
This timepiece is powered by the same workhorse movement found in the rest of the “Mission Collection’s” moonphase chronographs, a high-grade ETA Cal. 7751 automatic movement that has been decorated and adjusted by TWC watchmakers.
The Cockpit Moon is water resistant to 50 meters and exclusively available for purchase on this website. Inquire for further custom options.
This variant of the Cockpit Moon is limited in production to 100 pieces.
This unique half-skeleton timepiece was specially designed in conjunction and constant
communication with the components manufacturer in Germany before our inhouse
modifications, embellishments and assembly.
The solid sterling silver dial, consisting of two circles for minute/hour and second, complements the Guilloche decorated, black-coated main plate.
The specially treated gears and skeletonized and engraved bridges create a tasteful contrast
to the black background. A Guilloche pattern on the crown, ratchet wheel, and blued screws add
a striking finish to make this watch a work of art.
The stainless steel case has a diameter of 42mm and width of 12mm, encapsulating the beautiful guilloche dial that was hand-turned by our rose engine inhouse. The watch is powered by a high-grade ETA 17 jewel half skeleton Cal.
6498 manual wound movement, regulated to five positions. Additional features made inhouse
include a crew balance and swan neck fine regulation.
Sapphire crystal on the front and back allows for clear readability and durability. Functions include: second, minute, and hour.
The piece is water resistant to 50m and the strap width is 22mm.
Each collection retains its own unique characteristic, but they all share the feel, attention and build of TWC quality, communicating our traditional and personalized approach to the horologist’s craft.
Towson Watch Company specializes in the craft-production of mechanical timepieces.
They design, prototype, assemble, and perform most elements of the watchmaking process at their workshops in Towson, MD.
Components are sourced strictly by their partners in Switzerland and Germany.
All Towson watches are powered by high-grade Swiss movements that have been decorated and modified by their watchmakers.
They work closely with every one of our collaborators to produce a guaranteed quality, design, and exclusivity that exceeds the standard of American fine watchmaking.
All Towson watch models are exclusively sold on their website or at their store in Baltimore City located at101 W Dickman St. Baltimore, MD 21230.
This allows them to offer you an accessible price point unmatched by any other high-grade mechanical watchmaker.
Each Limited and Mission Collection model ref. produced by Towson Watch Company is limited in production to 100-500 total pieces.
Each model ref. in our Silver and Chesapeake Collections are limited to 50-100 pieces while custom and gold watches range in production quantity from one to five total pieces.
Once a model is sold out, it will never be produced again.