Sometimes all you want in a watch is something rugged and tactical. Nothing fancy, no gimmicks. Something that is easy to read, reliable, can take a bit of a beating, and doesn’t draw attention to itself. Mk II excels at making watches in this category, and they’ve developed a cult following among fans of vintage military and tool watches with their straightforward, no-nonsense designs that pay homage to watches that are just good watches, plain and simple. They’re also affordably priced and come complete with all the key trappings of a modern mechanical watch, unlike the valuable and increasingly rare issued watches from which they draw inspiration. Their newest release, the Hawkinge AGL, is decidedly in that vein.
Mk II Hawkinge AGL
- Case Material: Stainless steel
- Dial: Black
- Dimensions: 37.8mm
- Crystal: Sapphire
- Water Resistance: 100 meters
- Crown: Screw down
- Movement: Seiko SII NE15
- Strap/bracelet: Leather strap (tan) or Maratac mil-strap (black or grey)
- Price: $595
- Expected Release: Available now
The Hawkinge AGL is derived from the famous Mk XI, manufactured by both IWC and Jaeger LeCoultre to the specs set forth by the British Ministry of Defense beginning in 1949. Mk II had previously released a limited edition of the Hawkinge with this dial layout (made in partnership with Robert Spangle of 1000 Yard Style), but the new Hawkinge AGL is a permanent part of their collection, sitting alongside the standard Hawkinge, a more direct tribute to the Mk XI.