THE TYPE B: A SOLAR-POWERED WW2 FIGHTER PILOT WATCH

Heritage-Inspired. Rugged. Assembled in Canada.

“We know how hard it is to find a watch with the right look, a solid build, and a fair price. That is why we started Redwood.”

The Redwood Brothers

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B-UHR: SECRET WEAPON OF THE FIGHTER PILOTS

After brutal WWI, European countries began the colossal project of rebuilding and modernizing their armies in the 30s. The German ministry of aviation published specifications for an entirely new wristwatch designed for pilots and navigators: the Beobachtungs-Uhr, or observation watch (B-Uhr in short).

Our inspiration for the Redwood Pilot Type B watch would be supplied to fighter pilots during WW2 and achieve legendary status. Reinterpreted with modern dimensions and updated technology, it is ready for anything you throw at it. Even though most of us will never intercept enemy aircraft mid-air, it is impressive to know the Type B has a solid historical background and the means to back its looks.

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SOLAR-POWERED MOVEMENT

With its solar-powered movement, the Pilot A-13 watch offers a superior level of independence that will last you through any adventure. It can be charged on the go, anywhere there is light.

The A-13 is equipped with a miniature solar panel behind the translucent dial. A few hours under full sun provides up to 6 months of power.

MADE FOR FIGHTER PILOTS

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LEGIBILITY FIRST

As is to be expected for a military pilot watch, one of the most important aspects the B-Uhr was legibility of the dial and hands. The Redwood Type B's high-contrast dial features large minute numerals for quick and clear reading with hours indicated on the inner scale. The sword-shaped hour and minute hands evoke cockpit instrumentation and the second hand with a luminous tip helps confirm correct movement operation with just a glance.

NIGHT MISSION-READY

Original B-Uhr watches use radioactive radium 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 12 dial markers are coated for clear nighttime operation.

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BUILT MILITARY-TOUGH

Crafted with unwavering dedication to the tool watch ethos, the Redwood Type B Pilot watch is meticulously designed to excel in even the harshest environments.

BULLETPROOF CASE

The design of the Pilot watch case is the embodiment of form following function, with a no-nonsense, rugged, all-stainless construction. The most noticeable update to the B-Uhr spec is size. Whereas period watches had a diameter of 55mm, the Redwood is a modern 40mm making it much more useable outside the cockpit. The brushed finish reduces unwanted glare. The massive lugs are insurance against failure. They are drilled for convenient spring bar removal. The Redwood Type B watch is also equipped with an oversized screw-down crown for easier operation.

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STORM-READY

A critical requirement for period watches was a waterproof and dustproof case to protect the movement from the harsh combat environment. The Redwood Pilot Type B watch stays true to the spirit of the WW2 piece 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 GLASS

The Pilot Type B 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.

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MILITARY HERITAGE

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GOVERNMENT-CONTRACT CASEBACK

The screw-down caseback of the Redwood Pilot Type B 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.

INCLUDED WATCH POUCH

Each Redwood Pilot Type B watch is shipped in a heritage-inspired watch pouch. Borrowing design elements from the M56 Compass bag, the sturdy watch pouch is made of a thick black cotton canvas. It features 2 slots for the watch and tools or additional straps. It provides a secure, safe and compact way to store and carry the Type B.

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ASSEMBLED
IN CANADA

SOLAR
MOVEMENT

WW2 PILOT
WATCH DESIGN

2-YEAR
WARRANTY

SPECIFICATIONS

CASE

Material: Stainless Steel
Diameter: 40mm
Length: 46.5mm
Thickness: 10.7mm
Lug Width: 20mm

MOVEMENT

Epson VS17
Solar Quartz Movement
Hacking Seconds

GLASS

Flat Sapphire
Internal AR Coating
Thickness: 1.5mm

CROWN

Screw-Down
Engraved
Coin-Edge
6.5mm

WATER RESISTANCE

10 ATM
100m
330ft

STRAP

Leather, Nylon or Rubber Strap
Brushed Stainless Steel Hardware

DIAL

Matte Black Dial
Super-LumiNova C1



WEIGHT

56g (Excluding Strap)

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What our customers think

"I actually loved my first watch so much I got a second and they both are amazing! The glow works wonders and the water resistance helps with all my wet PNW adventures. I'll probably be getting another."

Sean B.

"Build quality is excellent, and has accompanied me on hikes, hunting trips, and mountain biking, all while being fashionable at the same time!"

Neil K.

"This watch has withstood a good sixth months of fieldwork with constantly being hit by tree branches and shrubs and hasn't been scratched by any of it. Can't complain about anything with this watch. "

George H.

"It's a great watch. Simple, stylish, highly legible, quality construction. It's my number one go-to watch. "

David M.

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.

HERITAGE DESIGNS

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]

RUGGED BUILD

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]

FAIR PRICING

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.

CANADIAN ASSEMBLY

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]

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