801-EE, 801-E, and 801-S Models
The 801-EE Blending two old world arts, a Grand Feu real glass Enamel skeleton dial, and a hand cut Engine-Turned (Guillochè) main-plate, the craft applied directly to the movement, not the dial. Truly a work of Art!
With a full solid silver hand cut Engine-Turned (Guilloché) dial and blued steel hands, the 801-E shows the beauty of the hand made work that created it. The 801-S has a skeleton dial showing the Perlage (Pearling) on the center of the main-plate.
Behind the dial is our American 801 movement. Like many things that we do at RGM, the 801 is inspired by America's great watchmaking past. The bridges are reminiscent of the Keystone Howard Watch Company's "Edward Howard" model, their flagship watch and one of the high grade watches of its time. The unique winding click is inspired by the Illinois Watch Company's "Illini" model and the deep polished winding wheels are finished like those of the Illinois "Bunn Special." Like the great Railroad watches from America's past, the 801 has a high grade finish that denotes the quality of its construction.
Movement Caliber: American made RGM 801, Manual wind, 19 jewels, 18,000 vph. Rhodium or Gold, Hand finished - Cote de Geneve, perlage. Unique 7 tooth winding click. Optional wolf's tooth winding wheels.
Functions: Hour / Minute / Second
Case: Polished 316L Stainless Steel. 42.0 mm X 10.5 mm. Sapphire crystal front and back, 22mm lug width and water-resistant to 5-ATM.
Weight: 2.5 oz. (with Stainless Steel Bracelet : 2.5 oz)
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The beauty of these traditionally shaped teeth are another reminder of America's great watchmaking past. Watches like the Howard "Edward Howard" model which was one of the highest grade watches of its time had the same type of winding wheels.
The 801's unique winding click is inspired by the Illinois Watch Company's "Illini" model. It was designed by American watchmaker Charles E. DeLong who had many watch related patents.
Original Patent drawing number 1283476 Nov 1918, Watch Main Spring Click Illinois