Q & A serial with Bill Yao


1. Why did you choose the 12-hr bezel for the Fulcrum 1000-series? I have collected military watches for quite some time. The 12-hour bezel was originally developed by the US military for use on its issued dive watches back in the late 1960s/early 1970s and is detailed in the military specification Mil-W-50717. This type of bezel has been a mainstay of American military watches ever since. While a specialists tool at the time it was first introduced I feel that the 12-hour bezel is the ideal and only choice for the modern landscape and for an “American Milsub”. The bezel design combines two critical functions for the modern around-the-clock 24-hour operating environment 1) 2nd time zone tracking 2) Short/Intermediate/Long interval timing