Crowdfund This: SANS-13 Evolution from Smith & Bradley

The next iteration of the SANS-13 Watch is here. Smith & Bradley has begun a crowdfunding campaign for the SANS-13 Evolution. This new watch boasts a slick new approach to lume and all the premium features you’ve come to expect from S&B.


S&B on their new lume tech:

We have taken our lume tube technology and made it into our Patent Pending Polymer Plates. The entire back plate of our Proprietary sandwich dial is a plate of illumination polymer. We have also made the same plate integrated into the hands of the watch. The second hand has been dipped in to match the illumination. What does this mean? We now can compete directly with tritium. We have a glow that lasts for over 6hrs that has the light output that of tritium. (See below picture of 6hr test) The other advantage we have as well is the user can define if they want it brighter. Our Polymer Plates can be charged with high intense light, i.e. flashlight and it will glow very bright. You choose your brightness; you now have a choice. Natural exposure to ambient light and our Patent Pending Polymer plates compete directly with tritium. Tritium is just one level of brightness. Tritium cannot be charged to make brighter.


Like the original SANS-13, the watch is actually designed to protect itself but the SANS-13 Evolution takes that a step further. The original SANS-13 had a large fence integrated into the case to protect the crown and so does the SANS-13 Evolution. However, the SANS-13 Evolution’s bezel is design to sit entirely inside the footprint of the case which protects it from impact.

Other features and specs:

  • A Ronda Swiss 505 Quartz Movement, 1 Jewel, 45 month battery life
  • Crystal: Sapphire with Anti-Reflective coating.
  • Case: 43MM, 316L Stainless steel Caseback: 316L Stainless steel
  • Bracelet: 24MM, 316L Stainless Steel Screw bar for each link.
  • Crown: 7mm with inner seal
  • Crown tube: Dual O-ring Seal

You can read more about the details that went into the bracelet and other features of the watch at SANS-13 Evolution Kickstarter page.IMG_0067


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