An American Watch Brand

This modest company is a labor of love to its founder, R.E. Smith and even wields his name

Resco was not conceived overnight but rather over many years of careful planning and consideration. As a matter of fact, R.E. dreamed of building a watch company many years ago but due to the dynamic nature of his "Day Job" things had to be put on hold. During this time, designs were refined and plans were laid just waiting for the right time to be set into motion. In 2009, the time was right.

Founded in 2009, Resco Instruments set out to build a sleek, simple and rugged timepiece. This vision was realized with the production of the Gen1 Patriot model which now graces the wrists of over 100 active duty US Navy SEALs. Our watches are built and tested in Coronado California. The Patriot line is the only watch that has been field tested through every phase of NSW training by actual operators providing feedback and design input. The result is one very rugged timepiece worn by more actual SEALs than any other watch claiming to be the "Official Watch". While there is no official watch of the US Navy SEALs, if there ever were one, the Resco Patriot is it.

We pride ourselves on being an American brand. All of our watches are designed, assembled and tested in Coronado USA and bear the name our hometown on the base of the dial. Resco has also produced the Gen1 Re-release Patriot, Gen2 Patriot, BullFrog, BlackFrog, Hooper, Manus Chronograph, Red Circle, Kauffman, UDT, RTAC GMT and Ladies Sea Pearl.

Due to the nature of R.E.’s busy military schedule, Resco must limit production to 600-1000 watches annually. These numbers will grow in the coming years but will never breach 3000 watches in any one year. We invite you to browse our site and ask any questions that you may have. We enjoy the personal interaction with our customers and we welcome any feedback you may have. We also invite you to befriend us on FaceBook; a great way to stay in the Resco loop (link can be found below).