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I've only been a fan of a total of two micros - Mercer and Dan Henry - and it appears that the Mercer company, based in New Jersey, has simply vaporized. There is no website, there's a couple pieces of 'em left on online dealers, and it's almost as if the brand never existed. Mercer was a regular at the Worn & Wound annual shows here in NYC, which is where I picked my piece up. It's got a fixable auto in it in case there's a problem, thankfully.
Anyway, I think I'm the only watch owner here who has one of Mercer's watches, I reckon. I met the people behind the brand and they were nice guys; they were also selling leather goods. The company had only started up in 2014. I was looking to pick up one of their divers but I guess it's too late for that, eh. My model is called the Brigadier. I always considered Mercer a draw with DH - nice casework, fairly priced, workhorse movements. I also admired their honest advertising: Basically, "here's our fairly priced watches" - no "we're changing the game" BS, no come-ons, no Kickstarter. I didn't mind buying from them at all.