Solitude - green - gold

Raven Solitude, green dial, black bezel, on bracelet.

  • Green dial
  • Black bezel
  • 40mm case
  • Lug to lug is 47mm, height is 13mm.
  • Water resistant to 300m.
  • Rubber gaskets in the screw down crown and case back.
  • 20mm solid stainless steel bracelet with adjustable clasp.
  • Crystal - domed sapphire - chamfered edge.
  • Crystal - inside AR coating.
  • Rotating bezel has gold filled markers.
  • Raised and polished hour indices and polished hands.
  • Super-LumiNova BGW9 on the dial, hands and bezel.
  • Timed and regulated Seiko NH35A.

Customer Reviews

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D.C.
Great watch for the money with just one main flaw

Have owned my green Solitude with bracelet for a few months now and I'm very happy with it. The watch head itself is great; good looking and comfortable cushion case, very nice green and highly legible dial / hands, readable date window, very well regulated movement (running at -3 s/d), fantastic lume. One minor niggle is that the crown is quite hard to get a grip on from below due to the crown guard design but I can live with that.

My main gripe is the bracelet; whilst it is very comfortable on my 7.5 inch wrist, the closed end link connection to the watch head is not very well executed and instead of a nice smooth transition from watch to bracelet, there is a noticeable step between the two and you end up looking at the back edge of the first link when you look at your wrist. It might not bother some people but it's just there every time I look at it. As such, I've ditched the bracelet and have fitted a rubber strap.

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D.L.
My First Solitude: Green - Gold in a Class By Itself

At the time of this writing I have several Solitudes, but this was my first one. I first came across Raven watches when searching for Tudor 58 homages; Raven had produced a few variants no longer available. Further searches led me to a review of the Worn and Wound Limited Edition collaboration and I was hooked. That LE watch sold out fairly quickly but the Green - Gold was still available and I can say without reservation it's in a class by itself. I would wear any permutation of the Solitude but this Green - Gold, not unlike the Worn and Wound LE collaboration, stands out. The gilt effect on the bezel right down into the dial is incredibly striking and compelling, but even much more so with the green dial. And that green dial delivers a similar chameleon effect as the blue dial Solitude; it changes from a bright, organic green to a grey-green forest on the horizon at dusk tone -- very compelling! Some say the Green - Gold Solitude is similar to a Seiko Alpinist but I would choose this version any day. Recommended!