THE RATTLER MILITARY FIELD WATCH - SUS HOMAGE (Pre-orders Open)
The Rattler Military Field watch is deeply inspired by one of my all time favorite watches I've had the pleasure of owning - the Seiko SUS 4s15. I once had both versions (silver dial and black dial) but at 34mm in diameter - they were just too small for me. This was actually the watch that motivated me to start my own watch company as I was going to recreate this fine timepiece and now the time has finally come.
To begin, I used a titanium case to mimic the distressed steel case of the original Seiko. But I increased the case size to a much more versatile 37mm in diameter. Then I put all the design elements in place - from the outer dial ring, down to the inconspicuous date window at 4:10ish. I also gave it 100m water resistance and, of course, a hardy Seiko automatic movement. The rest is constructed of the highest grade materials from a sapphire crystal to a luxury, custom made"seatbelt" nylon strap.
The Rattler name comes from the fact that Vermont does indeed have rattle snakes. So, be careful where you step!
***This is a non-refundable preorder for an allotted 100 pieces. Expected delivery is late 2018. The non-preordered pieces will be sold on this site when in stock.***
Specifications (all parts are custom made for the Rattler except the movement; production models will be exactly like the prototypes shown here):
- 37mm x 47mm titanium case with 20mm lug width
- 11mm height from caseback to top of crystal
- Front sapphire crystal with inner anti-reflective coating
- Seiko NH35 automatic movement with hacking/handwinding,24 jewels, guilloche rotor, 21,600 bph and ~41 hours power reserve
- 100m water resistance
- Sunburst silver and sunburst black dial choices
- Bright Superluminova BGW9 lumed hands and BGW9 lumed hour markers on black dial
- BrightSuperluminovaBGW9 lumed hands and black lumed hour markers (weak due to the black pigment) on silver dial
- Polished screwed down crown and caseback
- Double caseback gaskets for added water resistance assurance
- Drilled through lug holes
Note: Per customers' requests, all photos have been taken au natural on an Iphone with no color enhancing filters. Wrist size shown in pics is 7.5" .
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One lucky customer who pre-orders one of the 100 Rattler Field Watches during the pre-order period will receive theirs for free! International winner will be responsible for any customs duties, taxes and/or fees. Drawing will be random and will occur at the end of the pre-order period. The winner will be notified by email and their payment fully refunded via payment method used.