THE REDWOOD FIELD V3 WATCH
Heritage-Inspired. Rugged. Assembled in Canada.
“We know how hard it is to find a watch with the right style, a solid build, and a fair price. That is why we started Redwood.”
The Redwood Brothers
"That’s a whole lot of character for the money"
"Inspired by one of the most influential early military dive watches ever made"
"Feels more like an ode to past generations than a revamped iteration of the classic design"
"It's hard to imagine that there are many better options out there today"
WW2 MEETS MODERN TECH
HIGH CONTRAST 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-contrast red second hand helps confirm correct movement operation with just a glance.
BULLETPROOF CASE CONSTRUCTION
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 convenient spring bar removal. The Redwood Field watch is also equipped with an oversized screw-down crown for easier operation.
STORM-READY WATER RESISTANCE
A critical requirement for period field watches was a waterproof and dustproof case to protect the movement from the harsh combat environment. The Redwood Field v3 watch stays true to the mil-spec spirit and uses modern technology for a reliable 100m/330ft of water resistance. To achieve this rating, both the crown and caseback are screwed-down and equipped with high quality seals.
UNSCRATCHABLE SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL
The Field v3 is equipped with a flat sapphire crystal. Being one of the hardest materials - rated at 9 on the Mohs hardness scale (diamonds rate at 10) - it is very scratch resistant. Its flat shape also minimizes the risk of scratching it. It is mounted with special seals to ensure water tightness. Its 1.5mm thickness is designed to withstand the strong hydrostatic pressure experienced underwater.
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 automatic models are entirely luminescent whereas numerals and/or markers are luminescent on other models.
The screw-down caseback of the Redwood Field v3 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.The screw-down caseback ensures that the watch is completely watertight and protected from water damage.
WATCH ROLL INCLUDED
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 genuine leather trim. The watch roll can hold up to 6 watches. It is a secure, safe and compact way to store and carry watches.
SOLAR AND AUTO MOVEMENTS
10 ATM WATER
|Case Diameter||40 mm|
|Thickness||10.7 mm (Solar) / 11.7 mm (Auto)|
|Lug Width||20 mm|
|Weight (exc. strap)||56 g (Solar) / 69 g (Auto)|
|Water Resistance||100 m / 330 ft|
|Case Material||316 SS|
|Lume||Super-LumiNova C1 (JP)|
|Strap||Nylon, Leather or Rubber|
|Movement (Solar)||Epson VS17|
|Movement (Automatic)||Miyota 82S0|
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
Good design, rugged construction, fair price: When we were shopping for a watch, we were told we could only pick two out of the three.
Redwood was born from the desire to be able to own a watch with a great design anchored in history, a quality build with solid specs and a fair price. This is the Redwood Promise.
At Redwood, we have great respect and admiration for heritage designs. Military watches from WW2 to the 80s and the outdoor lifestyle have been our biggest influence [read more]
We decided early on to build rugged watches because we wanted our customers to have a product that would last for years. By using quality materials, we ensure their durability and good looks [read more]
Redwood is a small. independent, family-owned brand. We take pride in building solid watches and selling them at an honest price. With no corporate backers, we are free from pressures to reach sales goals and profit margins.
Early on, we had the goal to manufacture watches in Canada. Since 2020, our watches are proudly assembled in our own workshop on the north shore of the great St-Lawrence river near Montreal, Canada [read more]