Just received this watch and could not be happier. Quality is exceptional. Packaging is perfect. I love everything about this watch. I prefer the canvas band.
As a hiker and lover of the great outdoors, I knew I would be buying it as soon as I saw it, simply based on the design. However the watch in hand presents a subtle depth and quality that I had not anticipated. All around a winner and definitely a permanent piece in my collection.
I recently purchased and have just received my Vero Smokey '44 watch and I am truly impressed. The shipping was very rapid and the presentation boxes are really cool. The watch itself is unique and very functional. It sits well on the wrist and is easily readable from all angles. The face with Smokey's image is tasteful and understated with Ultrabright Lume for nighttime reading. Both straps are attractive on the watch and I will be switching between them dependent on the formality of the setting. The watch is easy to set and the screw-down crown is easily threaded. I am very happy with my purchase of the Vero Smokey '44 Automatic Watch and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a stylish Field Watch!
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The Smokey Bear official watch by VERO has a custom designed Smokey Bear image, seen here on the dial of the Smokey '44 watch. Smokey's iconic shovel is also incorporated as the counterweight of the seconds hand.
Dual Tone Finish
The Smokey Bear watches have a perfectly paired satin and high polish finished stainless steel case and crown.
We packed Super LumiNova on to each dial dot, numeral, and hand of the Smokey Bear watches. You'll enjoy a bright green glow for up to 15 hours with a sufficient UV charge.
"Both watches feature a big crown (so Smokey’s big paws could set the time) and at 38mm diameter, it still needed to look substantial enough for a bear to wear." -Matt Smith-Johnson
Two Band Options
It'll be tough to choose between the leather strap, or the woven canvas strap options that the Smokey Bear watches come with. Lucky for you, each have quick release spring bars and their own unique tree icon, a nod to Smokey's timeless motto of protecting the forests.
"There are fun little elements unique to each model, and each one is made to look fitting to a particular era. 1944 was Smokey’s first official year, so that variant has a more classic look: decorative numerals, cathedral hands, and a basic case back engraving. 1964 was when Smokey got his own ZIP code, so that variant is a touch more modern, and in-line with a field watch of the day." -Matt Smith-Johnson