ADAPT. OVERCOME.  


The first company of our kind we are specialists in custom tool-watches. In 2002 Mk II began as a small business selling watch parts and offering customization services for other maker's watches, such as the venerable Seiko Diver. Since those early days Mk II has developed into an American watch company specializing in custom and Swiss Made watches sold exclusively under the Mk II brand. 
 

"Mk II/Mk 2/Mark 2" is widely used by military organizations to designate the second generation or iteration of a tool or piece of equipment. We selected the designation "Mk II" as our trademark to represent our dedication to utilitarianism, reliability, and timeless styling. Furthermore, the name Mk II encapsulates our innovative endeavor to build an inclusive luxury brand; rooted in value and substance. An Mk II watch continues to be built to serve customers that believe our watches speak volumes of their own knowledge, independence, and self-assurance. 
 

For the future we aspire to build a boutique brand with a global presence. With an annual production of 1,000 pieces (smaller than most companies' limited editions) we want to build watches based on the principle of quality over quantity. Building upon our vintage styled collection and what we have learned over its development, we are creating what we hope will be future classics of our own.

 
OUR PRINCIPLES  


We began by customizing other brands with solid reputations, earning our own reputation for quality, craftsmanship and design excellence in the process. By working with other company's watches we acquired an expertise in watch case design and developed our own philosophy towards styling and watch construction.

 
         
         

UTILITY


Each Mk II timepiece is engineered around
the basic tenets of accuracy and reliability.
For example, not only is every watch adjusted
for accuracy, every movement is suspended in
the case to optimize the movement's
performance. This technique is normally
reserved for watches far more expensive than
an Mk II due to the patience and skill required
to properly employ this construction method.
 
CLEAN, CLASSIC STYLING


Building on the principle of utility an Mk II
watch is known for its vintage styling and
minimalist aesthetic. Each of our vintage
inspired timepieces is created with respect
for and to pay tribute to a historically
significant timepiece. Every design is
re-worked from the ground up in order to
incorporate modern features and construction methods while retaining their vintage character.
As we develop our own unique designs they
will continue to embody a timeless quality
and distilled functionality that is rooted in
our
 past experience designing our vintage
inspired models.
 
QUALITY

Each of our timepieces undergoes an
exhaustive inspection regimen before
delivery to our customers and features a
high grade Swiss Made movement. Where
most of the industry inspects a small sample
of each batch, relying on statistics to give
them an acceptable probability of failure,
we check each and every watch and
component individually. Whether the watch
is a custom piece made to order in the US or
a Swiss Made watch each Mk II is crafted by
hand and individually tested for water
resistance and regulated. A reputation built
on an unrelenting commitment to quality is
why our watches find their way to Afghanistan,
Iraq, and other equally pleasant locales.