Collecting watches can be as frustrating as it is satisfying. There are so many options to choose from, with so many of them revolving around similar concepts. But just because there is a wealth of variety for customers to peruse, there are no guarantees that any single watch will combine all of the elements each individual is searching for in a single timepiece. Sometimes, the only solution is to take production into one’s own hands, which is exactly what the creator of the Winfield Mission Timer One watch has done.
Mark B. Miller knew exactly what he wanted from an adventure-oriented tool watch, but he couldn’t find it. All of the elements were out there on the market already, but no brand had brought them all together in a way that resonated with him. And so he set out to create Winfield, a brand centered on providing excellent products for a demanding clientele.
Miller cut his teeth as a Seiko Modder before moving on to self-built flieger-style watches, siring a passion for rugged utilitarian watches that could take a beating. Beginning development in 2016, the Winfield Mission Timer One is powered by the Ronda 715Li movement, chosen for its accuracy, reliability, and low maintenance. Boasting a 10-year battery life makes this high-grade Ronda quartz the ideal choice for an adventurer’s companion timepiece. With a design and build quality more akin to mechanical tool watches than a regular quartz-powered wristwatch, the Winfield Mission Timer One is a good option for a collector looking to add a quartz timepiece to their collection without sacrificing aesthetics.
Having served with the U.S. Navy, Miller wanted to infuse the Mission Timer One with a tactical vibe that would make it suitable for military operations. The large, uncluttered dial with a highly readable typeface and unobtrusive date position make this watch an ideal addition to any kit list. The absence of unnecessary adornments keeps this design rooted in the past, with form playing a supporting role to function, as was the case for the earliest military timepieces. The design makes the watch suitable for active military situations or recreational adventure.
Housed in a 41mm × 13mm stainless steel case with a bead-blasted finish, the MTOne is a comfortable 48.5mm from lug-to-lug and affixed to the wrist by a 20mm strap. A 120-click uni-directional countdown bezel encircles a domed sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating on both sides. Designed for use in extreme conditions, the Winfield Mission Timer One is resistant to both shocks and magnetic fields. Thanks to a thick application of Super-LumiNova C3, the watch is very legible in low light conditions.
Every Winfield watch passes through quality control in the United States to ensure the brand’s high standards are met by each piece to carry the brand name. Notably, for a new brand, production is not reliant on a crowd-funding campaign, nor a pre-order phase. The official release date of the MTOne is November 1st, 2019, at which point watches will begin shipping from the brand’s Maryland-based facility. The price will be $450, which includes a leather strap and a NATO alternatice, as well as a waxed canvas watch roll with space for four timepieces. All Winfield watches come with a 2-year warranty. To learn more, please visit winfieldwatch.com.Sponsored Posts are a form of advertising that allows sponsors to share useful news, messages, and offers to aBlogtoWatch readers in a way traditional display advertising is often not best suited to. All Sponsored Posts are subject to editorial guidelines with the intent that they offer readers useful news, promotions, or stories. The viewpoints and opinions expressed in Sponsored Posts are those of the advertiser and not necessarily those of aBlogtoWatch or its writers.