Forest Service Edition Hotshot - VERO Watch Company
Forest Service Edition Hotshot - VERO Watch Company
Forest Service Edition Hotshot - VERO Watch Company
Forest Service Edition Hotshot - VERO Watch Company
Forest Service Edition Hotshot - VERO Watch Company
Forest Service Edition Hotshot - VERO Watch Company
Forest Service Edition Hotshot - VERO Watch Company
Forest Service Edition Hotshot - VERO Watch Company

Forest Service Edition Hotshot

Regular price$475.00
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  • 120m/393ft Water Resistance
  • Screw-down crowns + case back
  • AR Coated Flat Sapphire Crystal
  • Stainless steel case with scratch-resistant, color-tinted Cerakote (ceramic coating)
  • Super LumiNova on hands, dial numerals, and inner bezel numerals
  • Protective Rubberized Steel Bullhorns
  • Inner Rotating Bezel

The US Forest Service watches have a Seiko PX28A Kinetic movement with date display and sweeping power reserve indicator.

A kinetic movement has a unique way of storing energy. Much like an automatic movement, kinetic movements have a rotor that turns with the motion of your wrist. This movement is converted into energy and stored in a capacitor.

  • 39mm Case Width
  • 12.5mm Case Height
  • 45.25mm Lug to Lug
  • 18mm Strap Width, fits 6.5" to 8" wrists

We offer a 10-year warranty against any damage. Past 10 years, we continue to offer service and support to ensure your watch runs to the highest standard. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Chris Fales
Great product!

The watch is comfortable, solid, and perfect for my uses. Great outdoor, sporty look that I have been wanting and I don't worry about banging it around a bit when I have to. Confident this can handle it. Thank you for an excellent watch!

Built like a tank!

I was drawn to this watch because of the unique case and colorway. I’m a big fan of the American microbrand scene and I was looking for a more unique timepiece. Didn’t know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. Feels solid, and love the design. Keep it up Vero- well done!

Outstanding Field Watch

I am 100% satisfied with my new Forest Service Edition Ranger watch. I love its design, its size and its colorway. Every dimension fits my approximately 6.25-inch wrist perfectly.

Even though the strap is listed as fitting a 6.5-inch wrist on the bottom end, the strap does fit me comfortably at its absolute tightest. I really like the strap, it's the first Velcro strap I've owned so far, and I must say it is the most comfortable, best fitting strap I've worn.

The dial is great too. It's simple yet layered and with a splash of color on the bezel. The high contrast numbers are super easy to read. That's the most important quality of a watch to me. I haven't had a chance to use the lume as I'm sleeping at night.

Vero customer service is also excellent. I mean a ten-year warranty, exercisable for any reason... that's unbelievable. But it isn't just the warranty, which is figured into the price no doubt. I didn't understand how to use the power reserve feature, so I started a chat on the website, it took a few hours for a response, but Kaine got back to me and explained how it works expertly. I was very happy with the interaction.

Long and the short of it is this, normally, when I buy a new watch, I wear it for a day or two and then it goes into rotation basically right away. The Forest Service Edition Ranger hasn't left my wrist yet!


Frontline Heroes of Wildfire Defense.

The Hotshot crews of the Forest Service are renowned for their extensive expertise in the behavior of forest fires, as well as their brightly colored uniforms and equipment. The iconic Hotshot Yellow is highly visible and contrasts well with the more subdued grays.

45.25mm Lug to Lug.

Slightly smaller than our standard WORKHORSE watch, the Forest Service features a slightly more low-profile design that sits lower to the wrist.

Charge while you Move.

The Seiko Kinetic Movement inside each Forest Service Edition watch can store up to a six-month charge. Unlike quartz movements that use a battery, kinetic movements use a capacitor to store and rapidly replenish energy with the motion of your wrist.


With the push of a button, the second-hand switches over to operate as the power reserve indicator. The distance of the sweep indicates the amount of stored energy from one day up to six months.


Learn how to set the date, time, and internal bezel, as well as the power reserve indicator.


A portion of all Forest Service Edition watch sales directly back to the USDF to assist in their continued efforts in protecting our nation's forests and grasslands.