Spirit of America Prototype

(2006) To commemorate the 5 year anniversary of the 9/11/01 terror attacks, Kobold produced the Spirit of America line of wristwatches. The first series was still made from Swiss and German components but for the first time in Kobold's history the entire series was assembled in the U.S. This marked the beginning of a resurgence within the watch industry of U.S.-made and U.S.-themed watches. Kobold's commitment to produce a line of U.S.-made watches led to the development of the Spirit of America prototype (pictured) using only U.S.-made case components. Even the domed sapphire crystal was produced in the United States. The Spirit of America is the first serially produced watch in recent U.S. history (since 1969). Stainless steel case, ETA 2892 movement.

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