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This week’s WSG is brought to you by William Wood. William Wood is a London based watch brand with firefighting heritage embedded deep within their design core. The name is actually derived from the founder’s late grandfather who served as a distinguished firefighter in Britain. Paying tribute to those brave men and women around the world who served and continue to serve as firefighters, founder Jonny Garret has created a wide ranging collection of watches that literally have firefighting history built into their timepieces.
The latest release from William Wood is a trio of field watches from their Fearless Collection. The Fearless sports a stealthy black plated stainless steel case with a fine sandblasted finish that measures 40mm in width and a very wearable 45mm lug to lug. From the textured charcoal dial, to the rose gold surrounds on the applied hour markers and hands, the dial is legible as it is dynamic. On the underside of the case, the Fearless displays a laser engraved modern British firefighter helmet and a color tinted visor that reveals the Seiko NH35 automatic movement.
There are three different models available within the Fearless Collection – Red, Yellow, and Orange, with each respective color displayed through the rehaut and dial accents. Each watch will come with one of William Wood’s signature straps made out of repurposed fire hose used by different firehouses around the globe.
The Fearless Collection is currently available by William Wood Watches.