Los Angeles-based Weiss watches made headlines a while back for their field watches made right here in the USA. They’re a company that stands on their own in both form and function, boasting over 150 Swiss and American parts that are hand finished and assembled in their LA workshop. And with the release of their new Automatic Issue Field Watch, Weiss doesn’t seem to be hitting the brakes anytime soon.
In fact, this is the independent watchmaker’s first-ever self-winding automatic timepiece. It boasts the same iconic look that Weiss is known for, including the sub-seconds dial at the 9 o’clock position. However, it’s housed in a smaller case – 38mm to be exact – and is powered by the internal Caliber 2100 Automatic movement beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour (vph) that’s actually visible thanks to Sapphire crystal featured on the back of the case. It also hosts a 65-hour power reserve, a double domed and beveled sapphire crystal protecting the handsome dial face, is individually numbered, and water resistant up to 100 meters. The automatic field watch is available in one of three colorways and prices start at $1,850. [Purchase]