A.G. Watch Cap HW - Dark Gray Melange

This is the heavy weight version of our A.G. Watch Cap. Using 40% more merino yarns to create a weight suited for even cold weather. Our modern, updated, and upgraded take on the classic USN Issue Watch Cap. Expertly knit in California, USA from "A Grade" easy care, merino wool. PLS NOTE that this version fits smaller than our standard model and best for hat sizes 6.75 - 7.5. Available in Dark Gray Marl. #agwatchcap
$ 48.00
  • 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. 
  • Specifications:

    Materials:
    • 100%, Premium Grade, Merino Wool
    Sizing:
    • Best for Hat Sizes 6.75 - 7.5
    Features:
    • Classic Medium Rib Knit
    • Fully Shaped Knit Process
    • 3" Fold Up Cuff
    • 2+ Season Weight
    • Easy Care: Machine Wash Cold, Tumble Dry (No Heat)
    Knit In:
    • California, USA
  • "The A.G. Watch Cap is a brilliant modern iteration of the old classic design. A watch cap is a must have in any man’s hat shelf."

    - Spotterup.com
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    "The guys at Prometheus Design Werx are meeting the need with their new A.G. Watch Cap. This is good news for those of us who like a good beanie or toque when it’s cold outside."
    - Recoilweb.com
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    "Prometheus Design Werx has been putting out some great apparel for those that spend time outdoors, and they continue to impress with the AG Watch Cap."
    - TheNewsRep.com
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    "The Prometheus Design Werx A.G. Watch Cap has been by far my favorite cold weather hat since I purchased one...."
    - Loaded Pocketz

Customer Reviews

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Joshua Egge
Great cap, warm, quality, but sizing not consistent

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!

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