“One Handcrafted Watch At A Time”
Expertly hand-crafted for the distinguished Morehouse™ Man who appreciates a signature timepiece that he’ll be able wear for every occasion – The Graves Hall Limited Edition Watch Collection (HWCo) speaks volumes about exclusivity … and stands out as a wearable emblem of that internationally known “Morehouse™ Mystique.” Each timepiece is subject to limited release, and all are assigned a unique, registered model number and identifier.
The Graves Hall Limited Edition Watch Collection
by The Hodges Watch Company
Timeless Craftsmanship — Signature Artistry — Dynamic Detail
Every Hodges Watch Company timepiece in this collection features a hand-etched engraving of the words “Morehouse™ College” on the case-back and strap buckle, which is sourced from the world’s finest authentic skins (natural crocodile, alligator, and top-grain calf). For the ultimate in personalization, each timepiece’s is engraved with the limited edition production number and the owner’s Morehouse™ Class year and initials.
Our unique HWCo watch cases are available in either stainless steel, rose gold stainless, natural titanium, rose gold titanium and fashioned in a stunning exhibition style with a genuine sapphire crystal face and mineral crystal back of case — enabling a window view into the timepiece’s inner movements.
The remarkable layered dials are either Arabic or Roman numerals of Morehouse’s iconic “Graves Hall” crafted from .925 silver, hand enameled in maroon, or polished rose gold, matte rose, matte silver over iridescent mother-of-pearl. All movements are genuine SWISS made ETA automatic or manual winding.
About The Hodges Watch Company (HWCo)
The launch of the exclusive HWCo line of premium timepieces follows two years of research, testing and development before coming to market in late 2014. For HWCo founder C. Howie Hodges, the concept began with a hand drawn sketch and his determination to build a unique, one-of-a-kind timepiece to rival the renowned Swiss brands. Fittingly, the premiere line of timepieces honors his beloved alma mater — the historic Morehouse College™ in Atlanta, Georgia. Following several more design drafts, numerous experiments with watch cases, hand elements and the development of his trademarked 3D dials and highest quality movements, Howie attached international artisans to the project who were renowned for their work with porcelain enamel, and of course watchmakers who could precisely assemble these signature timepieces for our very discerning clientele.
About The Hodges Watch Company Founder
HWCo Founder C. Howie Hodges II is a second generation Morehouse™ Man from the Class of 1982 and is the son of the late Clemmon H. Hodges, Class of 1951. He’s married to his college sweetheart Elizabeth “Beth” Jackson Hodges, the eldest daughter of distinguished Morehouse™ Alumnus, the late Maynard H. Jackson, Jr., Class of 1956.
Warranty and Production
HWCo timepieces are issued with an original “Certificate of Authenticity” in our signature collector’s storage/display case, along with a full two-year product warranty.
HWCo timepieces are designed and made in the U.S.A. and are officially licensed products by Strategic Marketing Affiliates for Morehouse College™