San Diego Police SWAT

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EACH SWISSPL WATCH IS MECHANICAL AND HANDCRAFTED IN AMERICA

Swiss Components with American Craftsmanship designed to Tell Your Story. We receive our components like a lego-box from our partner factories (among them Switzerland, Germany, and America); and then assemble each timepiece per the design requirements and specifications as each watch is "made to order". Even "stock designs" feature customized caseback engravings and personalization details.
WE OFFER A 2 YEAR WARRANTY ON EACH SWISSPL TIMEPIECE WE MANUFACTURE

SwissPL produces custom watches made to order, crafted for its wearer, each as unique as the owner itself. Our mechanical timepieces are assembled per strict Swiss standards and each undergo in-depth quality control and precision timing tests. We offer a full 2 year warranty on our timepieces.
SECURE DELIVERY WITH INSURED SERVICE

Every timepiece we produce and ship, gets sent securely packaged in bubble wrap with the watch inside its own heat-sealed enclosure bag to protect against the elements, static charge and finger prints.
  • Customize with your details.
  • Swiss components, American craftsmanship.
  • 42mm case, water depth rated 300 meters.

Overview

Celebrate your service and milestones as a San Diego Police Department SWAT Officer. We offer multiple dial & case combinations to suit your style. The caseback can be customized any way you prefer to represent you and your career.

The watch model is the Classic 42mm. It is a stainless steel case, made of 316L surgical grade stainless steel. There are two treatments available: steel or black.

Design Choices

SWAT SHIELD EDITION
This dial features the San Diego Police SWAT shield at the 12-position produced in gray, or metallic gold, design on the dial with the caseback open to engrave with your details (rank, service years, special patches, etc). Watch case available in stainless case or pvd black case.


SWAT Shield in gold, Stainless Case
SWAT Shield in gray, Stainless Case
SWAT Shield in gold, PVD Black Case
SWAT Shield in gray, PVD Black Case

BADGE NUMBER EDITION
This dial features your badge number with the SDPD SWAT logo at the 6-position produced in a metallic gold application on the dial. The caseback open to engrave with your details (rank, service years, special patches, etc). Watch case available in stainless case or pvd black case.


Badge Nr in gold, Stainless Case
Badge Nr in gold, PVD Black Case

ART DESIGN EDITION
This dial features an “art design” showing San Diego SWAT Officers “forming up” behind a SWAT truck, with the Coronado bridge in the background and the city skyline behind that. The San Diego SWAT logo is at the 12-position and above that, written in the minute lines, it says “Blessed Be The Peacekeepers”. The design is produced in a metallic gold application on the dial with the caseback open to engrave with your details (rank, service years, special patches, etc). Watch case available in stainless case or pvd black case.


Art Dial in gold, Stainless Case
Art Dial in gray, Stainless Case
Art Dial in gold, PVD Black Case
Art Dial in gray, PVD Black Case

Caseback Engraving

We will work together to create the perfect graphic for your caseback engraving, one that describes you and your milestones, your achievements and your sacrifices, a watch that is symbolically you, one that tells your story.


Watch Specifications

The Classic watch is a 42mm case (46mm with the crown). The case thickness is 12.5mm. From lug to lug is 50mm. And the strap width is 22mm.

The watch is water depth rating is 300 meters (1,000 feet). The watch case is 316L surgical grade stainless steel. The glass is sapphire crystal, with inner anti-reflective coating. The bezel is a uni-directional bezel. The crown and caseback are screwed down, ensuring the depth rating.

The watch comes on a vintage leather strap with white stitching and Pre-V buckle. We offer a solid metal bracelet as optional upgrade for $165.

The movement powering your watch is a Swiss quartz-analog (battery) movement; or we offer an upgrade to the Swiss automatic (self-winding) mechanical movement for $345 [like found in Rolex, Omega, Breitling, Tag Heuer].

Movement

The watch is powered by Swiss Ronda 515HC Quartz (battery powered) movement. The battery should last about 2 years and then simply send it in for a quick battery swap, and perhaps an overhaul service to remove the years of scratches and marks your timepiece received along the journey.

Automatic Upgrade:
You can upgrade your timepiece to the Swiss ETA 2824-2 Automatic mechanical (self winding) movement, with 25 jewels. An Automatic is another term for “self-winding”, meaning the watch winds itself using a rotator weight inside the timepiece which oscillates to apply tension on the mainspring of the movement through the random motion of the watch owner’s arm. This movement does not require a battery, but does require manual winding every few days using the crown to fully “charge the mainspring” and increase the timepiece’s accuracy because it’s running at full power. You should send your watch in for routine service every year, or two years at the longest. Just like your precision firearms, which you routinely clean and oil, a mechanical timepiece requires this care as well.

A Quartz movement is powered by the battery, and will run for approximately 2 years (+/-). If your watch stops running, please contact us to get the battery swapped. (We have seen outside shops often damage the movement when extracting the battery). Email us and we'll get it taken care of quickly for you.

An Automatic is another term for “self-winding”, meaning the watch winds itself using a rotator weight inside the timepiece which oscillates to apply tension on the mainspring of the movement through the random motion of the watch owner's arm.

This movement does not require a battery, but does require manual winding every few days using the crown to fully "charge the mainspring" and increase the timepiece's accuracy because it's running at full power.

You should send your watch in for routine service every year, or two years at the longest. Just like your precision firearms, which you routinely clean and oil, a mechanical timepiece requires this care as well.
QUARTZ MOVEMENT INSTRUCTIONS: Unscrew the Crown [counter clockwise].
To Set the Date:
Gently Pull the Crown into "First Position". Then turn the date forward slowly till you reach your desired date.

To Set the Time:
Gently Pull the Crown into "Second Position". Then turn the crown, advancing the hands forward, not backward, to your desired time.

AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT INSTRUCTIONS: Unscrew the Crown [counter clockwise]

To Wind the Watch:
Gently turn the Crown clockwise [feel the tension of the mainspring] 40-50 complete turns.

(this movement can not be overwound as it has an escapement).

To Set the Date:
Gently Pull the Crown into "First Position". Then turn the date forward slowly till you reach your desired date.

To Set the Time:
Gently Pull the Crown into "Second Position". Then turn the crown, advancing the hands forward, not backward, to your desired time.

(because the mechanical movement uses a series go metal discs and gears to move in precision balance to set and tell the time, it is advised to only set the time forward - not back)

Resecure the Crown:
When you are finished setting the time and date and winding the movement, it is imperative that you rescuer the crown (the thing keeping the world out of your watch).
While applying inward pressure, gently turn the Crown clockwise, securing it on the threading until it is tightly closed. This ensures your watch is water-sealed.

It is NOT advised that you use your mechanical timepiece in the hot tub, sauna, shower, jacuzzi or other steam generating environments [read full article].
Do's:
Wind your watch gently daily.

Dont's:
Do not use pliers to try to open your crown.
Do not use your watch as a hammer to hang a frame.
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If you have questions, or need servicing, send an email to contact@swisspl.com

Technical Specifications

FUNCTIONS
Hours, minutes, seconds. Date at 3 o’clock.

CASE
Stainless Steel (316L Surgical Grade). Case diameter 42mm (46mm with Crown), height 14.40mm, lug width 22mm. Screw-down crown. SwissPL on left side.

CASEBACK
Solid Stainless Steel with YOUR CUSTOMIZED DESIGN.

WATER RESISTANCE
Water resistant to 30 ATM / 300 meters / 1000 feet.

CRYSTAL
Anti-reflective scratch resistant sapphire crystal.

DIAL
Black metal dial with metal indexes, polished stainless hands with Super-LumiNova. Design in gold / silver application. White calendar disc.

BEZEL
Aluminum bezel in black with silver markings.

STRAP
Black vintage leather strap with white stitching and stainless steel Pre-V buckle.

Optional:
• Carbon Fiber strap.
• Metal bracelet with solid links, and end-pieces, links secured with screws.

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Handcrafted In America

Swiss Components with American Craftsmanship designed to Tell Your Story. We receive our components like a lego-box from our partner factories in Switzerland, Germany, and America; and then assemble each timepiece per the design requirements and specifications as each watch is “made to order”. Even “stock designs” feature customized caseback engravings and personalization details.

You select your desired case and dial option, movement and strap choice and then we create the perfect graphic for your caseback engraving, one that describes you and your milestones, your achievements and your sacrifices, a watch that is symbolically you, one that tells your story.

What Ships with the Watch

Your SwissPL watch shipping package is assembled with the utmost of care in each detail. The watch is secured inside a heat-sealed enclosure bag, so your hands are the first to touch your new watch.

Inside the SwissPL Owner’s Pack you will find a velvet cloth watch pouch [for when you send your watch in for servicing]; a watch spring bar link removal tool [in case you want to swap the leather strap for the carbon fiber strap or the metal bracelet yourself].

Additionally included are your Ownership Card; the Warranty Card and the Watch Usage Guide; the Assembly Check-list, the Depth Pressure Report and the Movement Timing Report (for automatic movements); along with a Welcome Letter.

SDPD SWAT Commemorative Flask

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History of San Diego SWAT

The San Diego Police Department’s SWAT Team was created soon after the Hub Jewelry and Pawnshop shootout of 1965. Civil unrest of the 1960’s and 70’s also influenced the department’s decision to form a specialized team. Known as the Anti-Sniper Platoon, the first SDPD SWAT team was comprised of patrol officers with military experience. As the team developed, a number of tragedies, including officer fatalities, led to the creation of our Primary Response Team (PRT). The PRT concept has stood the test of time and still today, ensures the rapid response of SWAT resources any time of the day or night.

For many years, the McDonald’s massacre of 1984 was the largest mass murder in the history of our country. After this tragedy, it was clear that a dedicated hostage rescue team was a vital component to the unit. The formation of our Special Response Team (SRT) soon followed. SRT is currently made up of veteran SWAT officers averaging over 20 years of law enforcement experience. Because of SRT’s capabilities in Hostage Rescue, Barricaded Suspect, Counter-Terrorism, Dignitary Protection, Explosive Breaching, and numerous other disciplines, the SWAT Unit is ranked as a top-level team by California and National police standards.

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