THE REDWOOD FIELD V2 WATCH
Heritage-Inspired. Rugged. Assembled in Canada.
WW2 MEETS MODERN TECH
SHOP FIELD WATCH $119
DiAL & HANDS
As is to be expected for a military tool watch, one of the most important aspects the A-11 spec was legibility of the dial and hands. The Redwood Field's high-contrast dial is devoid of unnecessary details and features large numerals for quick and clear reading. The pencil-shaped hour and minute hands are all business and the high-viz red second hand helps confirm correct movement operation with just a glance.
The design of the Field watch case is the embodiment of form following function, with a no-nonsense, rugged, all-stainless construction. The most noticeable update to the A-11 spec is size. Whereas period watches had a diameter of 32-33mm, the Redwood is a modern 40mm, the sweet spot for a field watch. The brushed finish reduces unwanted glare. The massive lugs are insurance against failure. They are drilled for easy spring bar removal. The Redwood Field watch is also equipped with an oversized crown for easier operation.
Original standard-issue watches did not feature any luminescence and had limited use in low light conditions. Radioactive substances such as radium and tritium were later used to provide illumination causing safety issue during operation and disposal. Redwood uses non-radioactive Super-Luminova pigments, a major improvement over period tech. The pigment appears white in daytime conditions and produces a strong greenish glow in low light after exposure to light or UV. All three hands and the dial are coated. White dial models are entirely luminescent whereas numerals and markers are luminescent on black dial models.
The caseback of the Redwood Field watch might appear cryptic for the uninitiated with several lines of coded text engraved into the solid stainless steel piece. In a tip of the hat to government-contract timepieces, the caseback features important information about the watch including model number, type of movement, water resistance rating, date of manufacture as well as manufacturer contact information.
Each Redwood Field watch is shipped in a heritage-inspired watch roll. Borrowing design elements from the M42 field jacket, the sturdy watch roll is made of a thick olive drab 18oz cotton canvas with walnut brown leather trim. The watch roll can hold up to 6 watches. Slide watches in the slots, fold over the top flap, roll from right to left and fasten with the cord. The result is a secure, safe and compact way to store and carry watches.
|Case Diameter||40 mm|
|Lug Width||20 mm|
|Weight (exc. strap)||36 g|
|Water Resistance||50 m / 165 ft|
|Case Material||316 SS|
|Lume||Super-LumiNova C3 (JP)|
|Strap||1-pc Nylon or 2-pc Leather|
|Movement||Japan Quartz (Miyota 2035)|
|Battery Size||377 / SR626SW|
What our customers think
"It's been everywhere from the office to the summit of Mt. Adams - I love it!"
"Very resilient, has survived everything i have put it through (I'm pretty clumsy, so my stuff tends to take a lot of abuse) without any sign of wear."
"It's a great watch. Simple, stylish, highly legible, quality construction. It's my number one go-to watch."
"Current redwood watch is fantastic and super stylish. Overall a fantastic watch for the price and looks great as well!"
THE REDWOOD PROMISE
Our mission is to offer you a watch that is as rugged as it looks and that you can rely on, wherever you are - a watch that can actually be used in tough terrain.
To make a Redwood watch basically bulletproof, we exclusively use stainless steel (316 grade) for the case - one of the toughest, most corrosion-resistant steels.
To ensure full functionality in wet conditions, all Redwood watches are water-resistant with ratings of 50m to 200m. Monsoon conditions: No problem. Saltwater diving: Bring it on!
Our watches are designed to be worn worry-free. We offer a range of quartz, solar and automatic movements specifically selected because they are ultra-reliable, ultra-accurate (set and forget), shock-resistant and require zero or minimal maintenance.