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Wear a timepiece inspired by the Ancient Wonders featuring automatic Swiss movements, green or blue lume, & 200 meter water resistance.
Wear a timepiece inspired by the Ancient Wonders featuring automatic Swiss movements, green or blue lume, & 200 meter water resistance.
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The Sentinel: SuperLuminova Automatic Swiss Movement Watches

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Pharos Watches is proud to announce the Sentinel Collection consisting of two models: the full lume Sentinel and sunburst Sentinel B. Through both of our models we aimed to create a truly unique watch with many distinctive aspects. The result was a watch crafted in avant-garde fashion, creating a timepiece we hope is unlike anything else in the marketplace. 

The uniqueness of the Sentinel and Sentinel B is evident in the crown (which is lumed), lug curvature, and steel case finished with a variety of polished grooves and brushed notches. The defining feature of the Sentinel Collection is the usage of Swiss SuperLuminova in the dial and crown of each watch.

We designed both the full lume Sentinel and sunburst Sentinel B to provide two unique options for multiple tastes. The full lume Sentinel is more eclectic, whereas the Sentinel B is a more traditionally-inspired dive watch. Nevertheless, both models include our signature lume, case design, and fully automatic Swiss movement. 

 A Blog to Watch | WatchTime | The Time Bum | KeepTheTime.com

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The Sentinel has a sandwich dial with a full lume display. Apart from the dial, all other specifications are identical to the Sentinel B. 

With quality components, detailed craftsmanship, and a unique design, our goal is to provide a high-quality, Swiss automatic watch at an affordable price.

While many other watches in the $400 - $900 price range use Japanese movements, Pharos has decided to utilize a fully automatic Swiss movement. Swiss movements are considered the best in the world, and are used by all luxury brands. As such, Pharos aims to deliver a top caliber watch without costing thousands of dollars. 

The Sentinel B has a sunburst dial with a partial lume ring display. Apart from the dial, all other specifications are identical to the Sentinel.

IMPORTANT : You'll get to choose your watch variant(s), straps and accessories options after the campaign ends. All straps are interchangeable. 

Each Pharos Sentinel and Sentinel B is powered by a Swiss Sellita SW200, automatic movement, complete with 26 jewels. 

Watch collectors will recognize that automatic movements are far superior to quartz movements. An automatic movement uses energy from the motion of a wearer’s wrist, whereas a quartz movement is powered by a battery. Like all battery operated machines, a quartz watch will need a new battery every couple of years. Watches with automatic movements, like the Sentinel, will continue to run indefinitely (with winding and setting the watch again after long periods without wearing it). 

Swiss automatic watch movements are considered the most robust and efficient movements in the world. Many Swiss movements have longer power reserve than their Japanese counterparts, require less winding, and are considered more reliable.  

Sellita SW200 Automatic Movement in our PVD Sentinel (Photo Courtesy of KeepTheTime.com)
Sellita SW200 Automatic Movement in our PVD Sentinel (Photo Courtesy of KeepTheTime.com)

All Sentinel models use the highest quality Swiss SuperLuminova in their dials, hands and crowns. This ensures an extremely bright and long-lasting luminescence.

Every full lume Sentinel backer will get to decide what color hands they want on their watch (blue or green). This allows you to have consistent lume colors or contrasting lume colors (for legibility).

The Sentinel and Sentinel B each have an engraved case back showing the Pharos of Alexandria. 

Accurate representation of how the Pharos of Alexandria is believed to have looked
Accurate representation of how the Pharos of Alexandria is believed to have looked

You asked for it and we’ve heard you! We’ve contacted our suppliers and confirmed that we can make this available to ALL of our backers at NO additional charge. That’s right - you will be able to choose your hand lume color for your Sentinel (either matching or contrasting lume). After the campaign is over we will be sending out surveys to all of our backers to confirm the details of their order - this is when you’ll be able to let us know what color you’d like the lume of your hands to be. Please look at the photos below to see some examples!

Every Sentinel will come with a leather AND rubber strap with quick release functionality. You will get the chance to choose the colors you want at the end of the campaign.  

Tan & Brown Quick Release Leather Straps with Engraved Logo on Buckle
Tan & Brown Quick Release Leather Straps with Engraved Logo on Buckle
Blue & Black Quick Release Leather Straps with Engraved Logo on Buckle
Blue & Black Quick Release Leather Straps with Engraved Logo on Buckle
Black & Blue Quick Release Rubber Straps with Engraved Logo on Buckle
Black & Blue Quick Release Rubber Straps with Engraved Logo on Buckle

All leather and rubber straps contain a quick release function, making it seamless to change straps.  

Every Sentinel comes packaged in a sturdy and high quality grey lacquer display box. This box stores your extra straps and certificate underneath the removable watch tray. 

Our brand gets its name and inspiration from the Lighthouse of Alexandria, also known as the Pharos of Alexandria. This ancient lighthouse was built in Egypt around 280-247 BC and is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Pharos of Alexandria served as a prototype for all other lighthouses in the world.  

From: The Story of Lighthouses, Lightships and Lifeboats, by Olwen Reed, published in 1968
From: The Story of Lighthouses, Lightships and Lifeboats, by Olwen Reed, published in 1968

Inspired by the Pharos of Alexandria, our logo depicts four beams of light emanating downward from a central lighthouse. Additionally, the abundant lume in both the Sentinel and Sentinel B emits a glow reminiscent of the light that shines from a lighthouse. An accurate depiction of the Lighthouse of Alexandria is also engraved on each case back.   

In addition to the lacquer display box discussed above, every Sentinel will come with a leather AND rubber strap. You will get the chance to choose the colors you want at the end of the campaign. 

You will also get to choose what color lume you want the hands of your watch to be. This will depend on whether you want a consistent lume color across the whole watch, or whether you want your hands to have a different lume color for contrast and legibility. You will also decide on this when the campaign is over.

For an additional $40, you can upgrade to a fitted metal bracelet (you will receive the metal bracelet in addition to the leather and rubber strap already included with your Sentinel). Since we have not yet completed the production of the bracelets, the rendering below provides an accurate representation. To order a metal bracelet, please add $40 to your reward tier when backing the project. If you are ordering more than one watch and you want multiple bracelets, add $40 per additional bracelet you would like to receive.

If you help us to get more than $75,000 USD (yes we lowered it!) in backing during the campaign, we will allow you to choose a 6th design when selecting your watch! The watch is a white dial Sentinel with blue lume. Share our campaign with all your friends to make sure that that this is an available option!

Additionally, all our watches come with a two year warranty. This covers any structural or mechanical issues. If you have any issues, you just send your watch back to our United States based service center

All orders placed in the United States will not incur any shipping fees. Any international orders incur an additional $25 shipping charge. 

If you have any additional questions, please email us at craig@pharoswatches.com or alex@pharoswatches.com

Risks and challenges

Delivery time: With manufacturing, there's always a risk that suppliers may not fulfill orders on time. We're working with a manufacturer that is very professional and organized, and we are working closely with them to make sure production goes smoothly.

Duty/VAT charges: If you live outside of the United States, you will be responsible for any applicable duty/VAT charges.

Domestic shipping costs: Free shipping within the United States.

International shipping costs: US$25.00

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    One Sentinel - Super Early Bird

    (SAVE over 40% off expected retail price)

    GET 1 SENTINEL OR SENTINEL B WATCH OF YOUR CHOICE!

    You will choose your preferred watch variant, leather strap color, rubber strap color, and hand lume color after the campaign ends!

    Please add $40 to your pledge if you would like an ADDITIONAL fitted metal bracelet.

    Includes:
    • Sentinel or Sentinel B watch of your choice
    • Italian Leather Strap
    • Rubber Strap
    • Lacquer Display Box
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    One Sentinel - Early Bird

    (SAVE over 35% off expected retail price)

    GET 1 SENTINEL OR SENTINEL B WATCH OF YOUR CHOICE!

    You will choose your preferred watch variant, leather strap color, rubber strap color, and hand lume color after the campaign ends!

    Please add $40 to your pledge if you would like an ADDITIONAL fitted metal bracelet.

    Includes:
    • Sentinel or Sentinel B watch of your choice
    • Italian Leather Strap
    • Rubber Strap
    • Lacquer Display Box
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    One Sentinel

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    GET 1 SENTINEL OR SENTINEL B WATCH OF YOUR CHOICE!

    You will choose your preferred watch variant, leather strap color, rubber strap color, and hand lume color after the campaign ends!

    Please add $40 to your pledge if you would like an ADDITIONAL fitted metal bracelet.

    Includes:
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    • Italian Leather Strap
    • Rubber Strap
    • Lacquer Display Box
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    Sentinel Double Pack

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    GET 2 SENTINEL OR SENTINEL B WATCHES OF YOUR CHOICE!

    You will choose your preferred watch variants, leather strap colors, rubber strap colors, and hand lume colors after the campaign ends!

    Please add $40 to your pledge for EACH ADDITIONAL fitted metal bracelet.

    Includes:
    • Sentinel or Sentinel B watch of your choice
    • Italian Leather Strap
    • Rubber Strap
    • Lacquer Display Box
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    Sentinel Quad Pack

    (SAVE over 40% off expected retail price)

    GET 4 SENTINEL OR SENTINEL B WATCHES OF YOUR CHOICE!

    You will choose your preferred watch variants, leather strap colors, rubber strap colors, and hand lume colors after the campaign ends!

    Please add $40 to your pledge for EACH ADDITIONAL fitted metal bracelet.

    Includes:
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    • Italian Leather Strap
    • Rubber Strap
    • Lacquer Display Box
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    Sentinel Five Pack

    (SAVE over 40% off expected retail price)

    GET ALL 5 SENTINEL AND SENTINEL B WATCHES (or any combination you would like)!

    You will choose your preferred watch variants, leather strap colors, rubber strap colors, and hand lume colors after the campaign ends!

    Please add $40 to your pledge for EACH ADDITIONAL fitted metal bracelet.

    Includes:
    • Sentinel or Sentinel B watch of your choice
    • Italian Leather Strap
    • Rubber Strap
    • Lacquer Display Box
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