The New Redwood Recon Pilot Watch Collection

New Redwood Recon Pilot

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In our search for rugged, military-inspired timepieces with a heritage design, it is not often that we come across a manufacturer who shares our philosophy that well-designed and well-crafted watches can be reasonably priced, as well as offer high-quality materials. 

Why are Redwood Watches so affordable?

Redwood Watches achieves this by producing small batches, limiting the use of credit and relying on word of mouth, social media and a good relationship with the watch community to promote their watches.

Redwood Chrono Recon

Heritage Military Inspired Watches

Inspired by the chronographs issued to air force pilots from the Second World War, Redwood has recently launched its Recon Pilot Watch Collection.

As you would expect from a classic pilot’s watch, the dial features large, luminescent Arabic numerals that offer exceptional legibility, even in low-light conditions. The small hands display a 60-minutes-chronograph and a 24h dial, styled as vintage aviation instruments. 

The Commando models feature sword hands, common in German inspired Fliegers, while the Dakota, with its full-luminous dial, is better suited to solid black needle hands for legibility.

Redwood Recon Dakota Lume

About Redwood

Founded in 2014 by The Redwood Brothers, who came from a family of Engineers with a deep-rooted connection to the military spanning several generations. Their pride lies in meticulously crafting robust watches at honest prices, free from the constraints of sales goals and profit margins. Assembling their timepieces in small batches at their Montreal workshop, Redwood infuses vintage-inspired designs with modern durability. The Redwood Brothers are committed to producing reliable and low-maintenance timepieces that can be worn on a daily basis, paying homage to classic military style. “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.” “Being honest, loyal, sincere felt more valuable than profit.” Related Posts

Redwood Recon Commando


  • Caliber: Seiko VK64 Mechanical-Quartz Hybrid, 32,768 Hz
  • Function: Hours , minutes, date, Seconds, 60 minutes chronograph, 24h dial
  • Water resistance: 100 meters / 330 feet / 10 ATM
  • Bezel: Plain, fixed
  • Crown: Pushed crown with embossed logo and pushed buttons
  • Case material: Stainless steel 316L, (with black PVD coating in the Stealth version)
  • Case diameter: 40 mm
  • Lug-to-lug: 47 mm
  • Lug width: 20 mm
  • Crystal: Sapphire (scratch-resistant)
  • Illumination: Super-LumiNova® on hands and markers, fully lumed dial in the Dakota model

The Seiko VK64A is a hybrid mechanical quartz or mecaquartz movement that uses quartz technology for the main functions of the watch and a mechanical module for the operation of the chronograph. 

Unlike most quartz chronographs, the chronograph second hand on the VK64 has a smooth, sweeping movement, while keeping the accuracy of a quartz movement. 

Redwood Recon Dakota

What we like:

Heritage design, readable and elegant fonts, high-quality materials.

What we like even better:

All this watch for $259. Redwood, you have made yourself some new fans.

Redwood Recon Dakota
Redwood Chrono Pilot
Redwood Recon Pilot Caseback

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