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The HA.357 – A timepiece like no other

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The original sketch design

The Montana Watch Company Special Edition HA.357

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The one-of-a-kind  HA.357 timepiece

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HA.357 Exhibition Caseback

We have created another heirloom-quality piece promoting and preserving the centuries old traditions of hunters and shooting sportsmen. This piece, unlike anything we have ever crafted, is the epitome of the Art of Time.

In 1934, Smith & Wesson developed the .357 Magnum, designed by Colonel D. B. Wesson along with considerable technical assistance from Phillip B. Sharpe, a member of the Technical Division Staff of the National Rifle Association. It is this original S & W cylinder and the Sharpe bullet headstamp that are showcased on the dial of our Highline Aviator mechanical timepiece.

Crafted of Grade 2 Titanium and heat blued by hand, this distinctive timepiece is a collaborative effort of design, master engraving, brass overlay and metal sculpting.  It has been personally assembled in Livingston, Montana by noted American horologist Jeffrey P. Nashan.  The exhibition caseback frames the Swiss ETA 6498 manual movement and is beautifully engraved with the key phrase of 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution.  The piece has a 14k solid gold winding crown and is finished with a carbon fiber strap and stainless steel buckle.  This Special Edition HA.357 is water resistant to 90 feet and carries a lifetime warranty*.

One very lucky individual now owns this piece of American made craftsmanship by the Montana Watch Company and will help to celebrate our 2nd Amendment Rights.

To see more pictures from our great evening at the Event in Houston, click here.


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Old School in a New World

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We are often asked the question, “Why Livingston, Montana? It’s so small and in the middle of nowhere and there can’t be much industry there.”

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Livingston, Montana

It can be quite hard to connect the time-honored craftsmanship of watch building to the modernized high tech world but at Montana Watch Company we are giving it sincere effort.  And the best way for us to do that… up here in the middle of nowhere… is Social Marketing.

Recently we have created Facebook posts that have generated 1000’s of hits on our page.  People seem to really love being a part of the design/build process of our pieces and we have discovered (along with millions of other users) how intoxicating the uploading of images and insights into the day to day operations in our little watch shop can be.  Whether it is images of Jeffrey working on a piece at the bench, a new sketch design or a little ditty about one of our staff- our clients and friends seem to love it all.

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Building an Officer’s Watch (Facebook)

Realizing the love of images and social thread followings, we have also accessed and jumped into the Pinterest pool with both feet.  We have been uploading images on a daily basis and having a lot of fun watching the “repinning” going on.  It is amazing to us to how the World Wide Web is just that… a web that grows and spirals with just one click opening up our doors to the whole world.

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Pinterest Board Classic Models

We have reached 1000’s of clients with our Montana Watch Company Newsletter via email.  We have linkedin and on just about every social market we can.  We pin, we post, we blog, we link and we tweet.  We are in the virtual world and we are finding our way.

For the record, we have 6700+ people here, we are right off of I-90 in south central Montana and the LACK of commercial industry is EXACTLY why we love it here.

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Dallas Safari Club

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Jeffrey Nashan, Paul Chausse and his son John behind the display cases at DSC.

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Dallas Safari Club Booth

Behind the massive clock they just made for the show.  If you are going to the Reno SCI show look for it and you will find us.

We just got back from a few days at the Dallas Safari Club show which we have been attending for the several years.  This year was our best show yet. We had a great location, shared some interesting demonstrations and had a lot of new products.  Many of our previous collectors came by and said hello and we met a lot of new people who either bought pieces at the show or are learning more about what we do.  It is always interesting to share what is new with the Montana Watch Company and The Rocky Mountain Authentic line with the people.

Howard Knight, our fantastically talented leather smith, showed us how he works on pieces of leather to create unique bands that can be custom created specifically for each of our watches.  Ernie Lytle, one of our talented engravers, worked on a case with a hammer and chisel.  He carefully engraved one of his patterns on a case that will eventually be used in one of our finished pieces.  Jeffrey and Keegan sat behind the bench and assembled the works of watches.

We are going to be at the SCI in Reno in a couple of weeks and will have more of our artists demonstrating their skills.  If you haven’t stopped by our booth to watch them do their work make a note to do so in Reno.

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