A.G. Watch Cap HW - Dark Gray Melange
Our watch caps are directly inspired from this style of cold weather headwear issued to USN Sailors, Seabees, Merchant Marines and other service members during WWII, and in the decades to follow. The PDW A.G. Watch Cap is made in a premium grade, soft, machine wash & dry, 100% merino sourced from a leading EU based supplier. Unlike other knit beanies being made in the USA today, which are simply tubes sewn closed at one end. Ours are a true fully shaped and knitted process produced on state of the art, computer controlled knitting machines based in California.
While the original USN issue stands on its own we created our updated and upgraded interpretation, that is a highly versatile 2+ season weight, superior comfort, easy care, and possess that timeless, and classic appearance. The A.G. Watch Cap is the high standard in American made beanies and will be a goto staple in anyone's wardrobe during cooler to cold months.
Customer ReviewsBased on 3 reviews67%(2)33%(1)0%(0)0%(0)0%(0)C
I really like these, I have just purchased the black, grey and red variants. I always kicked myself for not getting the striped ones you had two years ago. Comfortable and warm, with no itch.J
I’ve loved the normal watch caps put out over the years by PDW and others in the past but as a guy with no extra insulation on the top of my head, they’ve never been warm enough to be my go to hat in the winter. The Heavy Weight model delivers the heat though! This is now my daily beanie I grab as the temps dip below 30 degrees and it keeps me warm and happy all day long in the cold!
Thanks for upping the heat on this design, I’m pretty sure I’ll buy another one next fall after I wear this one out this year.J
I've bought 3 of these now, in this color, and two more in other colors. I bought the 3rd one to replace one my dog ate, and unfortunately it's significantly smaller in fit than the other two. Being toward the larger end of the noggin scale, this is problematic. There is a yarn at the "bottom" of the cap that is notably tighter and I can feel as an un-stretching band around my head. Seems that if it broke it could be problematic. The other two I had, and the other colors, don't have this issue. I did notice that the one I got that feels tighter is also a slightly different hue than the first couple; it's darker. Not a problem, but just makes it clear that it's a different batch that may have slightly different materials or sizing.
Overall, it's a great cap!
Thank you for the review Joshua. The HW Watch Cap used a different knit program due to the 40% increase in yarns, and we did notice that these ended fitting smaller, hence us calling it out in the product description. That said, we recognize that these could fit larger and more consistent with our other caps and we'll def tweak the knitting programs to best match the fits!
- 100%, Premium Grade, Merino Wool
- Best for Hat Sizes 6.75 - 7.5
- Classic Medium Rib Knit
- Fully Shaped Knit Process
- 3" Fold Up Cuff
- 2+ Season Weight
- Easy Care: Machine Wash Cold, Tumble Dry (No Heat)
- California, USA