Bernhardt Watches is one of the lesser known American watch companies, but to people familiar with the brand, it's one of the most well respected around.
Fred B. Amos, Bernhardt's founder and president got his start in watchmaking by creating limited run custom timepieces for universities and law enforcement agencies. When he decided to branch off into making his watches publicly available, he set two goals: 1) make high quality timepieces at reasonable prices and 2) never have an unhappy customer.
So far he has succeeded with both. His watches are regularly praised for their unique designs and high quality components, despite the relatively low price. He also will respond to customer emails himself, often within the day. He's truly one of the nicest and most responsive people in the watch industry.
The Officer Watch is one of Fred's earlier models, and is one that still houses a Swiss ETA movement, despite the increasing difficulty in sourcing them. It's a hand-wind Unitas 6497 movement, in a 44mm stainless steel case, with a sapphire crystal, display case back, and a black ostrich leather strap. Gorgeous!
From Bernhardt's website:
Inspired by the nature of true leadership and masculinity comes Bernhardt's Officer's Watch. Combining vintage styling with an historical movement and a modern, bold size, the Officer's Watch offers contemporary relevance housed within a time-honored design. Appropriate at the office today, or as an heirloom tomorrow.
If you're in the market for a unique timepiece that is made by a company that truly cares about their customers, then have a look at Bernhardt. They are doing it right.