Carlson Instruments was established in 2016 by Carl West, the owner of Militare Watch. Our watches are designed in California and handmade in Germany by artisan watchmakers with the highest levels of craftsmanship and experience in building dive watches.

Carlson Instruments is focused on building serious dive watches that are extraordinary and unique incorporating rare materials such as hand forged stainless Damascus steel & mokume gane. We also offer hand engraved models that are the ultimate unique dive watch.

Carlson Instruments share the following characteristics –

  • handmade in Germany with Swiss movements
  • very robust and solid construction
  • very small limited editions
  • ability to customize specs making each watch unique
  • utilization of highest quality materials including hand forged Damascus steel, mokume gane, marine bronze, aircraft aluminum and 904L stainless steel
  • hand turned plexiglas crystals
  • handmade dials and hands with hand applied superluminova
  • handmade highest quality straps
  • German tested and certified depth ratings