Bergstrom MkIV
Bergstrom MkIV
Bergstrom MkIV
Bergstrom MkIV
Bergstrom MkIV
Bergstrom MkIV
Bergstrom MkIV
Bergstrom MkIV

DuFrane

Bergstrom MkIV

Sale price$999.00
Case:Silver
Dial:Black Horizon
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why Bergstrom?

Captain John August Bergstrom

On December 8 1941, Captain John August Earl Bergstrom, 34, was serving as an administrative officer with the 19th Bombardment Group at Clark Field in the Philippines when he was killed. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Capt. Bergstrom was the first Austinite to be killed in World War II.

On March 3, 1943, the Del Valle Airfield was officially renamed the Bergstrom Army Airfield. When the Air Force split from the Army to become its own military branch in 1948, the base was renamed Bergstrom Air Force Base. It would have this name until the base was decommissioned in the early 1990s turning into a commercial airport, with all military aviation ceasing in 1995 (after more than 50 years of faithful service). Today, Austin Bergstrom International Airport has become one of the busiest airports in Texas.

austin designed and assembled

Every watch is designed and assembled by me, right here in Austin, TX

Sapphire

Double domed sapphire crystal with 2X A/R coating. Screw down open sapphire crystal case back

Case

41.5 mm case width, 11mm case thickness (12.6mm w/crystal), 22mm lug width, 50mm lug to lug, 65 grams (with leather strap)

Dials

Diamond cut hour and minute hands with Swiss C3 lume. Diamond Cut seconds hand in orange 

Movement

Swiss Sellita manual wind mechanical SW261-M elaboré grade movement. Highly decorated with Geneva stripes and blue screws

Water Resistance

50 meters water resistance (164 feet). Screw down crown with double silicone gaskets 

Straps

Includes a polished Mesh bracelet with an easy-to-use sliding buckle, as well as an Epsom leather strap.

C3 Swiss Lume

Free shipping

Free domestic shipping and flat rate international shipping