Value Proposition – Review of the Minuteman RWB DLC, a Military-Inspired Watch Assembled in the United States

Value Proposition – Review of the Minuteman RWB DLC, a Military-Inspired Watch Assembled in the United States

American Minutemen acquired their moniker by being so solid and steady and prepared to battle that they could collect at brief’s notification. I would rather not concede, yet it took me some time to acknowledge exactly what a decent name “Minuteman” is for a watch company, as it infers both time and the military. We should go into a touch of Minuteman’s experience for those new to the company, and afterward dive into the subtleties of the RWB DLC we are exploring today.

With an impaired veteran dad, the proprietor of the company plainly cares very much about the situation of veterans and their families, so he made Minuteman around the idea of aiding veterans and their families. A noteworthy 25% of the company’s net benefits are shipped off veterans’ causes. It’s consistently ideal to realize that a bit of your buy goes towards a noble motivation. Like all Minuteman watches, the RWB DLC is assembled in the United States. In view of the RWB Brushed Finish model, Minuteman has changed little beside the shade of the case. Since you know about the company, we should find what sort of watch we’re managing with.


The RWB DLC utilizes a somewhat humble hardened steel case with a dark DLC finish, as the name would recommend. The case back etching highlights a husky Revolutionary-war period officer charging directly at you, knife drawn. Estimating in at a sensible 42 millimeters wide, the case make an effort not to cause a lot to notice itself, with its dainty bezel and plain plan without any twists, beside the minuteman etching on the back, of course.

A twofold domed sapphire gem with an enemy of intelligent covering applied to the inward layer gives a valiant effort to avoid glare, and from what I can advise, it is by all accounts effective. A 200 – meter water obstruction rating was a welcome shock. Highlighting a genuine screw-down crown, this watch could be utilized as a jumper in the event that you needed, despite the fact that it is missing a significant number of the standard plunge watch credits like a pivoting bezel, and huge, clear hour markers. In any case, yet, it seems like a watch made for a brave and extreme life.


A blue sunray configuration highlights white hands and moment markers, with a red complement on the bolt tip of the second hand. The lume on the moment and hour hands, just as the hour markers, is very good.

Even however it utilizes an enthusiastic red-white-and-blue topic, the dial configuration actually leaves a ton to be wanted. The network like example of the moment markers is fairly dull and deadened, while the 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock numerals are imprinted in a modest dark text style that gives the feeling that they picked the standard text style on their plan programming and didn’t try to transform it. The primary strength of the dial is the blue sunray plan that has an incredible degree of profundity to it and effectively outmaneuvers the remainder of the design.


Don’t you disdain it when a watch company chooses to modest out on the lash, so you wind up hauling your pleasant, costly watch on a wobbly, uncomfortable tie that you wind up changing out? I realize I do, so I am glad to report that this Is not the situation with the RWD DLC. Made in Largo, Florida by Hadley-Roma, this dark calfskin lash retails for about $65 all alone, so unmistakably Minuteman puts high need on the nature of their ties. I would incline toward a lighter-hued band, considering the case is now dark, yet that is a minor issue.


One of the couple of parts fabricated and assembled outside of the USA is the Miyota 9015 programmed development. I don’t blame the company for seeking Japan for a quality, precise development. The 9015 is an extremely respectable development, planned by Citizen to be slender yet offer the entirety of the highlights one would anticipate from a watch of this cost. With 28,800 vibrations each hour, hand-winding capacity, and 24 gems, there is actually nothing else to want in a section level programmed development, except if hacking is critical to you, yet I question this is a major issue for too many watch authorities chasing in this cost range.

Final Thoughts

Currently at a bargain for USD 530, the Minuteman RWB DLC ship in a cushioned, zippered case as opposed to a customary watch box. The hypothesis behind this choice was to permit watch gatherers who like to keep their cases to have additional room as these cases are more modest than standard boxes. It likewise permits them to have the option to utilize the case for different things or to store the watch in when voyaging. We can extol this hypothesis here at Monochrome, regardless of whether the case isn’t exactly pretty much as great as the remarkable Watchpod. Taking everything into account, the RWB DLC is a strong contribution, and with my principle fuss being an abstract assessment concerning the styling on the dial, I would urge you to look at it on the off chance that you appreciate the vibes of the watch. More subtleties on .

Technical Specifications – Minuteman RWB DLC

  • Case: 42mm breadth – Stainless steel with dark DLC covering – sapphire precious stone on the dial side, A/R covering on the inside – screw-down crown – 200m water resistant
  • Movement: Miyota 9015 – programmed – 4Hz recurrence – 24 gems – 42h force hold – hours, minutes, seconds, date – accuracy 
  • Stap: American made Leather strap
  • Price: USD 530

This article is composed by Matthew Catellier, who covers “Value Propositions” for Monochrome, and furthermore distributes reasonable watches on his own  site Watch Review Blog .