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A Classic Field Watch with a Swiss movement and American Soul. The Springfield is a fitting companion for all of life's journeys.  A fitting companion outdoors or in the office.
A Classic Field Watch with a Swiss movement and American Soul. The Springfield is a fitting companion for all of life's journeys.  A fitting companion outdoors or in the office.
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The Springfield Classic Field Watch

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We All Need a Watch

Elgin, Illinois, Hamilton, Bulova all of these American watch companies produced high quality time pieces at affordable prices. They were not luxury items but rather tools for gentleman to wear each day.

The Springfield PVD
The Springfield PVD

Somewhere along the way, the utility and vitality of the American Watch waned and luxury watches with high price tags became the norm. Gentleman began to save many months salary in order to purchase a highly complicated automatic watches simply because savvy marketing convinced them of the accompanying status. While these time pieces are stunning and beautiful in their complexity, the problem remained that the average American man could not buy a simple, good looking, and dependable Swiss movement watch for a reasonable price. Furthermore, it is nearly impossible to find this watch designed and assembled by an American company.

Stretch Goals Announced

The great ting about meeting a funding goal early is the ability to turn attention to stretch goals.  The Springfield Stretch Goals are as simple and straight forward as the product itself.

  • Stretch Goal One: $45,000.00 will unlock black or brown American leather straps. 
  •  Stretch Goal Two: $55,000.00 will unlock Stainless steel mesh bracelet.
The American Leather Strap Stretch Goal
The American Leather Strap Stretch Goal

 With the addition of these Stretch goals, the Springfield will be the complete package with your choice of Cordura or NATO strap at the base level.  

The Springfield Case Back
The Springfield Case Back

We Have Been Building Toward This

We are not new to the watch world, and are fortunate to have gotten the attention of many in the industry. We have completed 3 successful watch campaigns on Kickstarter, mostly focusing on the tactical field, but have always felt that there was a disconnect between small American watch manufacturers and gentleman who desire an affordable and attractive watch without compromising the quality of a Swiss movement, surgical grade stainless steel, sapphire crystal, and clean design. 

Reviews for Smith & Bradley
Reviews for Smith & Bradley

For our fourth watch launched on Kickstarter, we would like to introduce to Springfield. Named after the capital of our home state of Illinois, we designed the Springfield with the Golden Age of American watchmaking in mind. In particular we use as our inspiration the standard issue field watches the companies such as Hamilton, Illinois, and Elgin produced for the US military throughout the 20th century and which watch collectors and those of style have ferociously sought after for years. 

Building the Springfield
Building the Springfield

American Durability and Style

These watches embodied a unique and stunningly simple design aesthetic with rock-solid functionality and ageless design. Simply put the military inspired field watches of the early to mid 20th century have formed much of the foundation of the American watch market and become a benchmark of American style.

The Springfield Drawing Board
The Springfield Drawing Board

As we sat down at the drawing board one more time to create a unique American watch, we wondered why no affordable and functional American built field watches on the market. Certainly at the higher end of the spectrum, there is a wide array of timepieces that would fit the bill and have made their way onto the wrists of the fashionable elite. However, we were always put back by the price that the end consumer had to pay for marketing. 

When we designed Springfield we envisioned a watch that did not sacrifice any functionality or quality, but at the same time could be delivered at a moderate price point while also allowing for an American build. After significant research and development we found the right design and components to create a rugged watch with a bold design that embodies the form and function our company tries to achieve. The Springfield is now nearly a reality. 

The Details

Parts Breakdown
Parts Breakdown
Night Illumination
Night Illumination
Specifications and Timeline
Specifications and Timeline

Rewards, Timeline, and What We Need From You

All that is needed is the support of backers who like us believe there is no need to pay over $500 for an American built field watch and that all men deserve and affordable classic watch that can be passed down from generation to generation but will leave enough money for the college fund.

The Springfield PVD
The Springfield PVD

 The Springfield project is focused on delivering the highest level of quality with the lowest level of fluff. The packaging of the Springfield will be minimal in that most folks do not retain the lowly watch box for anything more than to collect coins and keys. This being said, the Springfield packaging hearkens back to the simple and utilitarian presentation of the original military field Watch of the mid-twentieth century. In the same way as the legendary meals ready to eat deliver adequate nutrients with little excess, the Springfield packaging delivers the American gentleman his watch with very little pomp and circumstance but in a more than adequate manner. After all, the Springfield project is focused on the Watch and not the packaging.

The Line Up
The Line Up
NATO choices banded on PVD models
NATO choices banded on PVD models

 All Backers will get to choose between a Cordura or Nylon NATO Strap.

Black PVD on Black Cordura
Black PVD on Black Cordura

After the Campaign ends, we will need 45-75 days to make orders from our suppliers and to build the watches.  You will get a survey asking what strap and color you want. You will choose from Cordura or NATO with colors seen above.This means that we are looking at a January of 2016 Delivery. This type of quality takes time.  

Finally, we are using a very simple reward structure, just one or two watches.  It is very simple, but so is the watch. 

You Deserve This Watch 

Jerommie Smith & Ryan Bradley
Jerommie Smith & Ryan Bradley

Risks and challenges

At Smith & Bradley we design and build watches. We have been at it for 3 years and have completed three watch campaigns. Delays and set backs are a reality in this business, but we have become adept at anticipating and planning for interruptions in the supply chain. We have visited the component manufacturers and are ready to roll, all we need is the support of our loyal backers.

Further, since we build in house, we can control far more of the process than the typical watch company. Additionally, for this model, we have done all of the necessary back-office work to make this project go off without a hitch. It is truly the best engineered project that we have launched. We have staff ready and trained to help us in the building process and shipping and fulfillment.
Our number one priority is delivering the best possible Classic American field watch that we can for the money, and we are optimistic about doing so. We do not expect any delays of hiccups.

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    A big thank you from everyone at Smith&Bradley for helping us reach our goal. We will include you in our news letter as a supporter!

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    Early Bird PVD Finish.

    One Springfield Watch. Just like the rewards above with less the wait. You will receive your Springfield in time for Christmas guaranteed. Your Springfield will come in a protective envelope and on a Cordura Strap. No frills, just a solid American Built Watch.

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    One Springfield Watch. Plain and simple just like the watch itself. You can choose between Stainless Steel or PVD finish. Your Springfield will come in a protective envelope and on a Cordura Strap. No frills, just a solid American Built Watch.

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    Pledge US$ 285 or more About US$ 285

    Two Springfield Watches. Plain and simple just like the watch itself. You can choose between Stainless Steel or PVD finish or one of each. Your Springfield watches will come in protective envelopes and on a Cordura Straps. No frills, just a couple of solid American Built Watches.

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    Pledge US$ 159 or more About US$ 159

    One Springfield Watch. Plain and simple just like the watch itself. You can choose between Stainless Steel or PVD finish. Your Springfield will come in a protective envelope and on a Cordura Strap. No frills, just a solid American Built Watch.

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    Pledge US$ 159 or more About US$ 159

    Early Bird PVD Finish.

    One Springfield Watch. Just like the rewards above with less the wait. You will receive your Springfield in time for Christmas guaranteed. Your Springfield will come in a protective envelope and on a Cordura Strap. No frills, just a solid American Built Watch.

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    Pledge US$ 159 or more About US$ 159

    Early Bird Stainless Steel Finish.

    One Springfield Watch. Just like the rewards above with less the wait. You will receive your Springfield in time for Christmas guaranteed. Your Springfield will come in a protective envelope and on a Cordura Strap. No frills, just a solid American Built Watch.

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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
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    Pledge US$ 159 or more About US$ 159

    Early Bird Stainless Finish.

    One Springfield Watch. Just like the rewards above with less the wait. You will receive your Springfield in time for Christmas guaranteed. Your Springfield will come in a protective envelope and on a Cordura Strap. No frills, just a solid American Built Watch.

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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
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    Pledge US$ 285 or more About US$ 285

    Two Springfield Watches. Plain and simple just like the watch itself. You can choose between Stainless Steel or PVD finish or one of each. Your Springfield watches will come in protective envelopes and on a Cordura Straps. No frills, just a couple of solid American Built Watches.

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Funding period

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