October was a busy month for us as we moved into a new office space. We did all of the remodeling ourselves, so I was a bit quiet on social media and posting less images as well. We have also been in a waiting game for the Trekker all year, but that is about to change!
The Raven Trekker 39mm yellow dial with stainless steel bezel insert. Shown here on an aftermarket Chevron strap from Crown & Buckle.
The Raven Trekker will be ready this month, the final samples are being prepared as I type this. Following the approval of those final watches, all of the Trekkers will be sent to us for final QC. We will be regulating the movements here as well before we ship them out to the customers. These steps are going to take place in the coming weeks and we will be sending out an email to everyone who has placed a pre-order. That email will include the details of the timeline and also the final payment link. You still have time to place a pre-order, so head over to the Trekker page to see all 8 versions of this new watch.
Left: Black dial version 2 with date at 6:00 and black ceramic bezel insert. Right: The Trekker jubilee style bracelet features brushed links that have a flatter profile to reduce reflections.
This year we produced for the first time a bronze version of the Trekker. This premium watch with Swiss 2824 automatic was a successful addition to the Raven line up, so we are going to produce another version in 2021. Next year we will bring out a dark green dial with red seconds hand. There will be 30 watches produced, 12 with DLC black coating over the bronze bezel, and 18 with the uncoated bronze bezel. Here is a drawing to give you an idea of what will be coming in 2021...
Digital drawing of the next bronze Trekker that will be available in 2021. The black bezel on the left will be a DLC coating over the bronze bezel.
If you are interested in acquiring a bronze Trekker at this time, we still have 3 available with the Deep Ocean Blue dial. This color pairs brilliantly with the bronze case and can appear inky black in low light.
The bronze Trekker was limited to 30 pieces and ships on a Swiss made natural rubber strap with matching bronze buckle. Visit the website to learn more or to place a pre-order for next year's version.
For those interested in pocket knives and want to know what is going on with FINCH, we have many new knives arriving in November! We started Finch in January of 2019 and have nearly sold out of everything we have produced, but you can check our website and our dealers to see what is still available.
Left: The Finch Tikuna with orange G10 handle is still available from the Finch website. Right: The Holliday and the Cimarron are two new models that will be arriving soon.
Greetings, We are in the final stages of getting the Raven Trekker delivered to those of you who placed a pre-order.
There has been a short delay with the shiping this week, which will cause a delay once they arrive here because I go through each watch with a detailed QC process. We are still on track to get the Trekker delivered to you before Christmas, but we are looking at an extra 10 days from what I said in my previously.
Let me know if you have any questions about the Trekker, your order, or anything else. Thank you for your patience this year as manufacturing has been more challenging than previous years.