Pennsylvania Series 801 Models
The Pennsylvania series watches have a strong, bold but classic case style. With its large lugs and ribbed sides, the watch is architecture on the wrist. Each case is made in the United States and finished by hand, the perfect complement to the beautiful movement inside. What do the letters mean? The "PS" stands for "Pennsylvania Series", PS-801-EE the "EE" stands for Enamel and Engine-Turning, PS-801-E the "PS" stands for "Pennsylvania Series" and the "E" stands for "Engine-Turned dial." PS-801-ES the "ES" stands for "Engine-Turned with a Skeleton dial."
PS-801-CE (Classic Enamel) The Double Sunk Grand Feu real glass Enamel dial on this model is reminiscent of pocket watches from the 1890’s. Three levels of enamel give the dial depth and that classic feel that only enamel can give.
PS-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!
PS-801-E With a full solid silver hand cut Engine-Turned (Guillochè) dial and blued steel hands, the PS-801-E shows the beauty of the hand made work that created it.
PS-801-ES A skeleton dial revealing the hand cut Engine-Turned (Guillochè) main-plate, the art applied directly to the movement, not the dial.
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: In-House RGM Caliber 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. 90% made in the USA.
Functions: Hour / Minute / Second
Case: American Made Polished 316L Stainless Steel. 43.3mm X 12.3mm. Sapphire crystal front and back, 22 mm lug width and water-resistant to 5-ATM.
Weight: 2.8 oz. in stainless steel
Keystone Hands: A keystone is a central wedge in an arch that locks all other pieces of an arch in place. It is the part of an arch that all other parts depend upon. Pennsylvania's popular nickname, "The Keystone State," refers to this necessary element. The idea for RGM's Keystone hands came from a set of hands Roland Murphy was given when he was in watchmaking school in Lancaster, PA. They were a thin set of gold hands with a Keystone on each hand. He found out from some old watchmakers that they were made by Keystone Watch Company which was in Lancaster, PA between 1886 and 1891. Never forgetting these beautiful hands, they eventually became the inspiration behind the Keystone hands he designed for RGM.
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Stainless $11,900.00 18K Rose Gold $24,700.00
Real glass Enamel skeleton dial with hand cut Engine-Turned (Guilloché) Main-plate. Roman numerals and blued steel Keystone hands.
With this option the balance and second hand will stop when the crown is pulled into set position.
NOTE: This option is included with the 801SW movement.
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.
Custom engraved balance bridge allows a personalized movement. There is room for only a few characters or small logo.
We have now made the Caliber 20's Motor Barrel system avaialable on the Caliber 801 as an option.
For more information on the "Motor Barrel" see our Caliber 20 watch on this site.
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