Gear S&B Rogue Edition Field Watch David Reeder March 30, 2016 0 COMMENT The mail call at RECOIL JHQ was a good one. This is the very latest specimen of Smith & Bradley Rogue Edition Field Watch (please forgive the crude imagery). The Atlantis is the Smith & Bradley flagship timepiece, designed from the ground up by S&B’s lead designer Jerommie Smith. All Rogues are handbuilt to order — none of them are on the shelf, which is why you’re going to wait at least 2 weeks to get one. Assembly, testing, and waterproofing of a Rogue is an exhaustive process; even an experienced watchmaker can only build 2 during a typical work day. That, and the materials used to build it, are no doubt why one of these watches goes for a thousand bucks brand new. I don’t know about other people, but if I had a watch that cost a grand (and I don’t — well, I didn’t) I would want treat it like a porcelain heirloom. Jerommie says that is completely unnecessary. “Beat the shit out of it,” he told me yesterday when I talked to him. “Take it into any environment you want, you’ll never ever need to worry about it.” Okay then. Be careful what you ask for. Says S&B, A watch is nothing more than a paperweight if it cannot hold up under the pressure of the outdoors. As such, the stainless steel case back and anti-reflective sapphire crystal combine to proved the Atlantis will full 200 meter water resistance. The Atlantis, while easy on the eyes, is truly a fully functional dive watch and features a screw-down crown with a knurled crown for easy function and stem winding no matter what the setting. Like all great diving watches, the Atlantis also features a uni-directional bezel with fully embossed numbering. The bezel also features a matte finish. At the heart of the Atlantis is the ETA 2824-2 movement. No cheap plastic movement holders here either, we use DLC -coated brass to keep the movement secure. This is a robust movement that will stand the test of time in a diving watch while maintaining a high level of accuracy and reliability. Simply put, it is the industry standard. More to follow — and more news soon from S&B. Apparently they have something coming that Smith says will “change everything” when it comes to timepiece illumination. If you like watch porn (see what I did there?) you might follow ’em on Instagram (@sbwatches). They’re also on Facebook, /SmithandBradley/. Rogue Edition Field Watch Specifications 316-L Stainless Steel Bead Blasted Case DLC Coating Unidirectional stainless steel rotating bezel ETA 2824-2 Movement Date Window Screw down crown 22 mm lug One piece screw pins Anti-reflective Swiss sapphire crystal 200 meter water resistance Superluminova Hands and Dial One Year Warranty Learn more here. Explore RECOILweb:CZ-USA to Bring EVO 3 (and maybe a Bren 805) to USA in 2015How bullets work - the GECO HexagonThe first truly modular rifle?The Ashley Update: A Rare Colt Paterson Pistol NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOIL For years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Click here to get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to a digital PDF of this target pack!