Roland Murphy from the RGM Watch Company contributes to rebuilding the Mount Joy playground that was set on fire in September 2012. The fire destroyed the playground and ever since there were plans to rebuild it for the kids from that area. There are several initiatives where the community tries to raise funds to cover all the rebuild expenses. RGM chipped in by donating a watch to fund some more money for the new playground.
For rebuilding the playground (Kids Joy Land) there is a need for volunteers, tools and of course, money. Their goal is to raise $225,000.- USD and due to gifts and initiatives like RGM’s donation of a watch (for auction) the required amount is almost there. You can help them reaching their goal by either donation or buying the RGM Custom Watch (Model 151-B).
The stainless steel Model 15-B1 has a very large dial due its very thin bezel. The RGM Model 151 measures 38.5mm x 9.9mm and has 20mm wide lugs. Inside, RGM used the famous ETA2892-A2 movement, a calibre with a proven track record and finished according to RGM’s standards: Rhodium plated and beautiful Côte de Geneve and perlage finish. The Model 151-B is a three-hands watch and features a date as well.
Inside the sapphire crystal on the back side, you will see the etching of the Ship Mount-Joy that can be observed at different angles. Without obstructing a view on the nicely finished movement, of course. The case of the RGM Model 151-B is manufactured in Lancaster County, PA and the design, assembly, engraving etc. is also all done in the USA. The sourced movement is, of course, from ETA in Switzerland.
Ever since he was a young child, Robert-Jan was drawn to watches, even though it were digital Casio and quartz Swatch models at the time. In the mid-1990s, his interest increased when he started to read about mechanical watches in... read more