Meet the Lightwell
We’ve seen watch trends come and go, but one thing has remained a constant for the last fifty years: the 38mm field watch. It’s a hard-wearing totem of sorts, but one that’s about as classic an adventure partner as it gets with three hands, a brushed steel case, and a no-nonsense numeric dial.
But we didn’t want the Lightwell to just look the part, so we started with a special light-powered Seiko movement and fortified it with a 316L surgical grade stainless steel case, a scratch-proof sapphire crystal, a screwdown crown and caseback to ensure 100 meters of water resistance, and a lifetime of faithful, worry-free reliability.
The Lightwell is driven by a reliable solar-quartz movement from Seiko. A discrete solar panel underneath the dial converts both natural and artificial light into electrical energy, so the watch is constantly charging– even indoors and in cloudy weather.
No batteries necessary.
Just one minute under the sun provides 24 hours of autonomous time-keeping power. At full charge, the movement can operate for up to 6 months without light.
Unlike conventional quartz watches, this movement does not use a silver oxide battery and will therefore never require a battery replacement.
316 Stainless Steel Case
The case of the Lightwell is a nod to the classic WWII-era field watch: a bold chamfered bezel atop a cylindrical center case with slab sides and tapered lugs that come to a smooth, flat end. It’s constructed using surgical grade 316L stainless steel, chosen for its high strength and corrosion-resistance. It’s made using 60% recycled scrap material which minimizes industrial waste. Measuring 38mm wide, 10.15mm thick and 45mm from lug to lug, the case is compact, well-proportioned, and ideal for everyday use.
100 Meter Water Resistance
We integrated a screwdown crown and caseback to achieve a 10 ATM water resistance rating. Capable of being submerged 100 meters underwater, the Lightwell is tough enough to go surfing, fishing, or snorkelling in the deep end.
Sapphire Crystal + AR Coating
A thick, flat sapphire crystal protects the dial while offering low-maintenance durability. Incredibly scratch-resistant, Sapphire is rated nine out of ten on the Mohs hardness scale, second only to diamond. It's far greater than mineral glass and acrylic in terms of longevity and is widely used in high-end designer watches because of its luxurious finish. We applied several layers of anti-reflective coating to further improve clarity and light transmittance.
Swiss Luminous Markers
The Lightwell’s beveled dial layout features polished indices along the hour track that catch light from most angles. The hands and numeric markings are coated with an eco-friendly Swiss luminescent paint that glows in low-light environments, allowing you to read time in the dark.
Silicone Rubber Straps
Our adventure-ready, waterproof straps are custom-made using high-tensile silicone rubber. Lightweight, flexible, and extremely resilient, silicone offers the best of both worlds in terms of comfort and durability. The silicone strap comes in a matte black finish with brushed 316L stainless steel hardware.
Full Grain Vegetable-Tanned Leather Straps
In addition to the silicone strap, the Lightwell also comes with one of two leather strap styles (classic and modern) that are made from Italian vegetable-tanned leather. Although chrome-tanned leather is cheaper to and faster produce, we use vegetable-tanned leather because it uses organic tannins instead of toxic chemicals, making it the smarter and healthier choice for both the planet and craftsmen that hand make our straps.
Quick-Release Spring Bars
All our straps feature convenient quick release spring bars that make it easy to change straps without the use of a spring bar tool. Simply pull the lever back to unhinge the pin and you can change the look, feel, and function of the watch in seconds.