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Our friends at Smith & Bradley, Ltd.​ have launched another campaign for another awesome watch. The Springfield Classic Field Watch a beautifully simple watch. The Springfield Classic Field Watch takes design cues from the early Army issued wristwatches such as a rugged and robust construction, unobtrusive size and large easy to read face whether day or night. With a 48mm case, Swiss movement, C3 Luminova on both the large hands and oversized letters, 12 and 24 hour markings, domed sapphire crystal glass, date window and a 316-L Stainless Steel case and back, this watch is the perfect example of a modern day field watch built by American craftsmen in Sidney, IL.

Smith Bradley Field Watch 2

Smith Bradley Field Watch 2

Smith Bradley Field Watch 2

Smith & Bradley, Ltd. are well known for their ultra high quality watches and in typical fashion have already surpassed their goal on Kickstarter after just 2 days. The good news is you can still get in on the awesome intro pricing. Head on over to www.KickStarter.com to support these guys and get yourself their new Springfield Classic Field Watch. You can also check out the rest of their line of watches at www.SmithBradleyLtd.com.

**Press Release**

Sidney, Illinois, April 15, 2015:  Smith & Bradley, the maker of tactical and sport watches representing three successful Kickstarter campaigns, has launched its fourth Kickstarter project, The Beacon is a unique outdoor survival box combining waterproof storage for electronics, solar charging, and LED beacon signaling.

The Beacon Outdoor Survival Box 2

Enclosed in a light and rugged, efficiently sized package, the Beacon unleashes the power of solar energy to not only charge, but protect, electronic devices. Further, true to its name, the Beacon comes equipped LED lighting for both emergency situations and casual use as well. These lights are not  after-thought add-on’s, but rather first rate lighting solutions. The entire package is crush-proof, waterproof, submersible, and floats even with an electronic device enclosed.

The Beacon represents a first-of-its-kind combination of charging, solar, lighting, and waterproof technology.  The Beacon allows for storage of two typical mobile phones, contains 3 USB charging ports that can all be used at same time, and  a Polymer lithium ion battery. The battery is charged either by traditional wall socket charging or through the Beacon’s high capacity solar panel on the top of the case.

The Beacon Outdoor Survival Box 1

The Beacon goes beyond a mere gadget, or drugstore charger. It is a tool that is an absolute necessity for anyone who ventures outside of the urban jungle. Further Technical Specifications Include:

—  6 3/4 inches long,4.5 inches wide, 2 inches thick
Weighs 15 ounces empty
–  Fully waterproof and crush proof floating—even with a device
–  Top has 12 White High intensity LED lights;(TESTED visibility up to 1 mile in blinking mode)
Top also has 8 yellow low intensity LED light( To retain night vision)
–  Polymer lithium Ion rechargeable battery fully-recharged in 36 hours via solar panel (10,000mAh rating)
–  Three USB charging ports for phones and tablets.2 ports 5v 1.0A and1 port 5v 2.1A
–  The solar panel and charger insert is removable for use in everyday situations as a solar charger and light

The Beacon Outdoor Survival Box 2

Pledge your support for The Beacon Outdoor Survival Box and view additional pics, details and video at www.KickStarter.com

I’ve got to admit, I’ve always been a sucker for a nice watch, but I’m not talking about your super expensive, only wear 5 times a year type watches. I’m a sucker for a watch I can wear every day, all day and has some cool, useful features. That’s why I don’t own a ton of watches. Most watches are lacking in function, not durable enough for daily use and too expensive because of some brand name. Every once in a while I’ll run across a new watch that meets my requirements and I just have to have it, such as the new AR-15 Inspired watch called the Ambush Digital Analog Watch from Smith & Bradley.

Smith Bradley Ambush Digital Analog Watch 1

Smith & Bradley is a well known watch maker that makes some unique watches. Their new Ambush Digital Analog watch is really cool, built for every day use and features some subtle touches that were inspired by my favorite rifle, the AR-15. The bezel is designed to look similar to a 1913 picatinny rail. The Hour Hand has a red dot on the end and the Minute Hand has a hole like an AR-15 rear sight aperture. Once every hour these two hands line up like a front and rear sight. But that’s not where the “coolness” stops.

Smith Bradley Ambush Digital Analog Watch 2

Smith Bradley Ambush Digital Analog Watch 4

The Ambush is a combination Analog and Digital watch that allows you to have have dual time zones, chronograph, alarm, 100 Meter WR and a built in Compass as well. The digital portion has a Blue backlight and the hour and minute hands move out of the way during the digital function so they don’t block any of the digital windows. During compass mode, the Minute Hand points to true North and the Hour Hand shows your current heading. You can watch the video below.

Smith Bradley Ambush Digital Analog Watch 3

The Ambush is made of very high quality components and is very well thought out. The cool part is you can get in on these early like I am going to and save some money. Smith & Bradley have mastered the CrowdFunding marketing with 2 successful KickStarter campaigns already and a very good reputation for making an awesome watch. Just a few days into their current KickStarter campaign for the Ambush Digital Analog Watch and they are already 66% funded and will undoubtedly blow past their $40,000 goal quickly. By supporting the KickStarter campaign and getting in now you will save over $200 off of what will be the retail price once the campaign is over. 

Get more information and fund the Ambush Digital Analog Watch campaign at www.KickStarter.com.

*Photo courtesy of Smith & Bradley*