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The Astor + Banks Sea Ranger awaits your orders

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So, do you remember how earlier this year we brought you word on the new Astor + Banks Sea Ranger? No? Well, you can catch up right here. Don’t worry, we’ll wait. Ok, you all caught up? Good. Today’s an exciting day if this looks like a good watch for you, because it just launched on Kickstarter.

Sure, that original article was guessing at a June launch, but hey, better that the bugs are worked out in the process instead of rushing something to market, right? And with specs like these, you wouldn’t want it rushed. The Astor + Banks Sea Ranger will bring the following to your wrist:

  • Case material: 316L Stainless steel/DLC with Viton gaskets and screw down crown
  • Dimensions: 40mm Asymmetrical Case
    • 45.5mm lug-to-lug
    • H: 13.8mm
  • Movement: SW200 Adjusted
    • Power Reserve : 38 Hours with automatic winding
  • Water resistance: 300meter / 30ATM
  • Dial: Gloss Black, Matte white, Matte blue, Matte Black
  • Bezel: Unidirectional with Sapphire insert, DLC with aluminum insert 
  • Strap: 316L Stainless Steel bracelet (20mmx16mm) with Double locking buckle

So, the spec list is impressive, and the watch is a darned handsome one as well. That’s what I thought back in that first article, and we’re working on getting a loaner in (benefits of local watch makers!) while the campaign is still going to give you a more in-depth take on the watch.

At an expected MSRP of $850, the watch looks to offer great value for the money. When you consider that Super Early Bird pricing starts at just $575, well, now you’re cooking with gas, as they say. The campaign just launched today, and will run for 30 days. Andrew Perez makes great stuff in my prior experience, and we’ll of course be going hands-on soon with the watch. If there’s something you’re curious about with the watch, let us know, and we’ll do our best to address it in our review. campaign page or astorandbanks.com

Watch Overview

  • Brand & Model: Astor + Banks Sea Ranger
  • Price: Super early bird pricing starts at $575
  • Who we think it might be for: You want a tool/diver watch that isn’t trying to pretend it’s a dress watch
  • Would I buy one for myself based on what I’ve seen? Yes, there is a lot to like here about this watch
  • What spoke to me the most about this watch: The dial design – it’s simple, but bold and clean.

Tech Specs from Astor + Banks

  • Case material: 316L Stainless steel or DLC with Viton gaskets and screw down crown
  • Dimension: 40mm Asymmetrical Case with lug holes
  • Movement: Sellita SW200 Adjusted
    • Power reserve: 38 Hours with automatic winding
  • Water resistance: 300meter / 30ATM
  • Dial: Gloss Black, Matte white, Matte blue, Matte Black
  • Bezel: Unidirectional with Sapphire insert, DLC with aluminum insert
  • Strap: 316L Stainless Steel bracelet (20mmx16mm) with Double locking buckle and Premium NATO

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