Centric Instruments, a young, independent design studio based on the Northern California coast, presents Lightwell, a solar-powered field watch built for daily use with premium materials like sapphire glass, surgical grade stainless steel, high-tensile silicone straps, and durable vegetable-tanned leather.
Utilizing a reliable solar-quartz movement from Seiko, the Lightwell features a discrete solar cell underneath the dial which converts both natural and artificial light into electrical energy. Just one minute under the sun provides 24 hours of autonomous time-keeping power and, at full charge, the Lightwell will continue to run for 6 months without light.
Inspired by the designs of WWII-era field watches, the Lightwell watch boasts a bold chamfered bezel atop a cylindrical center case with slab sides and tapered lugs that come to a smooth, flat end. The watch case is made with surgical grade 316L stainless steel using 60% recycled scrap material which minimizes industrial waste.
With 38mm diameter, 10mm thickness and 45mm lug to lug width, the compact and well-proportioned watch case suits to wrists of for both men and women. Both screw-down crown and case back ensures the watch a water resistance up to 100 meters.
Centric Instruments has just launched an online crowd funding campaign to promote the Lightwell watch collection. During the Campaign, backers can pre-order buy these solar-powered watches that are being offered with a highly discounted price range starting from $160 (38% off $260).
Each package comes with a Lightwell watch in your dial color choice (black, white, or gilt), one rugged Silicone Rubber Strap and one Italian Leather Strap in your color choice: black, brown, or tan.
Please visit Centric Instruments Lightwell watch crowd funding page for more details.