Founded in 2012, ASTOR+BANKS is a premium micro watch company offering original, contemporary timepieces. We combine durability, reliability, and great design to build a product that you will enjoy for a lifetime.
Our aesthetic revolves around creating unique designs that stem from classic Military watches. With a strong respect for the heritage brands that have come before us, we're driven to make our watches new classics in their own right. We like to call it "Classically Modern".
The Sea Ranger was developed as a watch that I would have wanted during my service in the military as part of an Infantry group. Made for land and sea, the watch can be taken on any mission from the field to the water.
The bracelet was designed with smaller links for extra comfort on the wrist. The 12hr lumed bezel for easy second time zone use and lugholes for easy strap changes makes the watch extremely versatile.
On the dial you can find applied markers filled with BGW9 and a 24hr track for military time. The hands are filled with 2 different colored lumes, BGW9 and C3 for easy distinction. The DLC version will have an all matte finish and aluminum bezel to keep with the matte look of the watch. We are very proud of this release and think our customers and future customers will love them.
Built to Serve, Built for Adventure, Built for Life
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Like our past models, every aspect of the watch is designed to be as perfect as possible.
For the Sea Ranger we wanted to do something a little bit different so we decided on an asymmetrical case. This design has been used in the past for military and professional use. The asymmetric case creates built in crown protection and wears great on the wrist. The case comes equipped with Viton gaskets which are the best quality for water resistance and includes a screw-down crown. The case also features lug holes for easy strap changes, a fully lumed bezel, and a double domed sapphire crystal with anti reflective coating on the underside.
The dial is our favorite part to design but also the hardest. We wanted to do something simple but with depth to it. We started with applied hour markers, giving the dial a multi surface look and added legibility. We wanted to add a 24hr track for military time but wanted to do something a little more creative so we decided to add a step down track to give the 24hr numbers their own place while adding to the layers of the dial.
As anyone in the business will tell you, bracelets are very difficult to create (especially from scratch). We wanted to do something simple but durable and of course comfortable. By designing the links shorter, it allows the bracelet to really form to any wrist.
There are 4 different colorways available for the SEA RANGER. While it’s one design, the four options feel like totally different watches. From the classic black dial, to white if you’re looking for something understated; blue for some color and black with a DLC case and bracelet for something stealthy.
We built the Sea Ranger with the same principles as all of our watches, built to last and built for reliability. By only using the best materials from the steel to the gaskets, we wanted to make sure that the build quality was undeniable.
Case material: 316L Stainless steel/DLC with Viton gaskets and screw down crown Dimensions: 40mm Asymmetrical Case, 45.5mm lug-to-lug, H: 13.8mm
Movement: SW200 Adjusted
Power: 38 Hours with automatic winding
Water resistance: 300meter / 30ATM
Dial: Gloss Black, Matte white, Matte blue, Matte Black
Bezel: Unidirectional with Sapphire insert, DLC with aluminum insert
Strap: 316L Stainless Steel bracelet (20mmx16mm) with Double locking buckle, Premium "NATO" and Rubber straps.
Horween Leather Passport Holder
A great way to support the project is by purchasing this beautiful handmade passport holder made with the famous Horween Leather. Thank you for supporting our journey!
My name is Andrew and I want to thank you for considering one of our watches! I started Astor+Banks back in 2012 making only classic hand wound pieces and since then have made quartz and automatic models as well. I've loved watches ever since I saw my fathers Timex Indiglo as a kid and even more since the first day I strapped one on.
Like many hobbies, my curiosity led me to today where we're now producing small runs of high quality watches. Our aesthetic has always been military inspired and this is mostly due to my service background but also because I love the idea that these types of watches were made for a purpose and for a small population of service men and women. Thank you again and I hope that you enjoy your new Sea Ranger!
All the best,
Andrew Perez, Founder
Risks and challenges
With any project involving manufacturing, there is the risk of production delays and quality control issues. However A+B has been in business for over 6 years and has successfully released 4 different watch models with multiple color variants. We are much better prepared to complete this production run on time and without any quality control issues compared to other companies who have not yet gone through this process. *International Orders - Buyer is responsible for any customs dutiesLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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