William Wood Watches - Valiant Collection - The White Watch
Welcome to William Wood Watches - Valiant Collection - a fully stainless steel Automatic diving watch equipped with a choice of either a Swiss Sellita SW200 or Japanese Seiko NH35 Automatic movement. We pored over the design of our Valiant Collection for months and have come up with a watch that pays homage to the Fire Service and my grandfather, whilst still being a beautiful timepiece for the general public.
* NB The price of this watch excludes any VAT / GST that may be applicable.
Swiss or Japanese:
Swiss Sellita SW200 Automatic: The SW200 is a Swiss Made automatic movement produced by the leading Selitta Group. It is a self-winding movement with the oscillating weight spinning up to a 38-hour power reserve and has 26-jewelled bearings. With 28,800 vibrations per hour this movement will stand the test of time and if properly serviced (every 5 years) should run indefinitely. With excellent Swiss accuracy tracking GMT by +/- 12 seconds per day.
Japanese Seiko NH35 Automatic Movement: The Seiko NH35 is also a self-winding movement and has 24-jewell bearings. The movement is one of the world’s most popular automatic movements. The NH35 should be fully wound after about 55 manual turns of the crown. Some would argue that Seiko were the first brand to produce an automatic watch and watch critics argue that Seiko movement are as accurate as major Swiss luxury providers.
Rank Markings - At the turn of the century the Fire Brigade was a branch of the Police Force and the rank structure was that of Police. When the Fire Service was made independent of the Police a new rank structure and markings were designed for the uniform. Now rankings of a firefigher can be seen on their uniform collar. The two stripe indices located at the 12 on the watch face represent the markings a Crew Manager would have on his or her uniform collar.
Checkered Markings - Printed around the perimeter of the dial is the exact checkered markings design from the side of a British fire engine which have been picked up and dropped onto our Valiant Collection watch face in an understated yet complimentary way.
Bell Chime - Now that we have moved through the ranks of complexity to an automatic movment we have added a sweeping second hand to the dial. The second hand has been designed to look like the chime from an old fire engine bell.
Super-LumiNova - We wanted this to be a watch that you could wear everyday. No matter what the job! By having Super-LumiNova on the indices, hands and bezel you can follow the time no matter how dark your environment may be.
Water Resistant (100m) - You have the ability to dive up to 100m without any fear of water damage. You can confidently wear your watch in the swimming pool or in the shower without giving it a second thought.
Firefighter Helmet Crown - Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about the upcycling element you all love. Placed inside the crown is an inset made from a 1920’s British brass firefighter’s helmet. All of the casting and craftmanship is carried out in the heart of London’s prestigious jewellrey district of Hatton Garden. Each inset is finished with our unique William Wood firefighter helmet logo engraving.
Fire Hose Straps - Something that we are very proud of is the fact the we have created our very own William Wood straps made from cast off Angus Duraline British fire hose rubber. The luscious red makes our watches stand out and you can still smell the smokiness in the rubber! You will find out more about these further into the presentation.
Swiss ETA 2824 or Japanese NH35 Automatic
Case diameter 41mm
Case thickness 16mm
Lug width 20mm
Crown inset made from original 1920's British brass firefighters helmet
316L Stainless Steel case and metal band
Deployment clasp buckle engraved with William Wood logo
Strap or Bracelet:
Recycled Fire Hose, Stainless Steel or Nato
Water Resistant 100 metres / 10 ATM
Double domed sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating and blue tint
Rotating bezel with Super-LumiNova 12 dot
Super-LumiNova hands, indices and bezel 12 dot
Domed dial with date window and sweeping second hand
Presentation box includes red travel roll which can hold up to 3 watches, instructions manual and warranty
3 year international warranty from the date watch received
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