William Wood Introduces A Range Of Field Watches With The New Fearless Collection

The last time we caught up with William Wood, it was during a series of brand interviews at our inaugural WindUp in Chicago. We got better acquainted with the London based brand and the founder himself, Jonny Garret, and got a better feel for what their watches are all about. If you’re unfamiliar with the brand, their designs are inspired by the history of firefighting and each watch includes some form of upcycled firefighter equipment, whether it be a piece of brass from a vintage helmet melted into a case or a section of a fire hose repurposed into a watch strap. Take for instance their Triumph Bronze Jubilee Chronograph that sports a unique purple strap repurposed from a firehouse located in Japan which took the brand over five years to track down. William Wood recently introduced a new trio of field watches with the Fearless Collection to their expanding range. A field watch is a first for the brand, showing off new elements in their design while still giving a nod to their firefighter roots.

The William Wood Fearless has a more modern aesthetic relative to the rest of their lineup. The black plated stainless steel case sets the contemporary tone. The entire case gets hit with a sandblasted finish and pairs well with the charcoal textured dial. The Fearless includes a touch of refinement that’s not usually seen in your typical field watch. Rose gold colored baton hands extend from the center and the applied hour markers are also adorned with rose gold surrounds. Contrast also plays a role in the legibility of the Fearless with the use of colored accents, polished surrounds and a vibrant rehaut that houses numerical seconds markers.


The Fearless Collection still stays true to their firefighter heritage. A 1920’s firefighter helmet is the brand’s signature logo and is found applied right below 12 o’clock. The seconds hand draws inspiration from a fire bell. The coolest nod however is located on the other side of the watch. The caseback reveals a laser engraved fire helmet that cleverly displays the Seiko NH35 movement through a colored visor.

The Fearless field watch comes in three variations differentiated by their accent colors – red, yellow, and orange. Each watch comes with your choice of their signature upcycled fire hose strap. Each strap is cut, cleaned and repurposed by the brand, and every upcycled fire hose must have seen at least 10 years of use within its respective fire house. According to Jonny Garret, their straps have also retained the distinct smokey scent from the years of use, which truly means that you’d be wearing something that has lived a life through smoke and fire.

The William Wood Fearless is a bold field watch, coming in at 40mm in width and 13.8mm in thickness, balanced by a super wearable 45mm lug to lug. With the slightly broader build comes a dial that is legible through its contrasting features and use of varying Super-Luminova in the markers (green) and hands (blue). William Wood has always made it a mission to contribute to local firefighter foundations locally and abroad, and the Fearless is no different. The Fearless Collection is being made for a Firefighter Foundation in a Brooklyn based firehouse, which most certainly hits close to home for us here at Worn & Wound.

The Fearless Collection is currently available directly through William Wood and retails for $1,014.

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Thomas is a budding writer and an avid photographer by way of San Diego, California. From his local surf break to mountain peaks and occasionally traveling to destinations off the beaten path, he is always searching for his next adventure, with a watch on wrist, and a camera in hand. Thomas is a watch enthusiast through and through; having a strong passion for their breadth of design, historical connection, and the stories that lie within each timepiece.