A visual history of past Raven models. Not all variations are shown with each model.
The Raven Night Stalker was one of a few early models created in small batches by the hands of Jeff. Other models such as the Marine XL, Type 1 homages, and vintage style subs were all created during these early years by sourcing and fitting the parts and not producing high quantities at a factory level.
Our first factory produced Raven. The case is a 42mm homage to early Submariner characteristics such as the domed acrylic, riveted bracelet, and large crown. The original Vintage 42 housed the ETA 2824 movement.
It was around this time that we began receiving feedback to produce the vintage in a 40mm case size. We decided to produced 2 models at the same time, the Vintage 40mm and the Deep 44mm. At that time the 44mm still sold faster leading to the Deep Tech. The Vintage 40mm houses the Miyota 9015 movement and features gold mercedes hands, a printed gilt dial, acrylic dome, and alloy bezel insert.
The Deep 44 was designed at this time because we were still obsessing over the DSSD that had been introduced in 2008. The Deep 44 is similar in size to a DSSD, but uses vintage styles found on Mil-Subs, and modern tech such as a sapphire bezel and automatic HRV. The Deep 44 houses the Miyota 9015.
The Deep Tech was a refined Deep 44 that pushed the technology of going deep. Water resistant to 2,500 meters, this was our most robust watch ever produced. The domed sapphire alone is 5.5mm thick. The Deep Tech has homage cues from several watches but these elements together have made the Raven Deep Tech a unique and special watch in our history. We produced 2 series of the Deep Tech back to back that included blue dials, vintage lume, red bezels, and DLC models. The Deep Tech houses the Miyota 9015.
The Vintage 42 (gen 2) was a return to the original Raven homage design. The bezel was changed to alloy inserts as it was more inline with the vintage design. The bezels came in black, red, and blue. The watch also came on the vintage style riveted bracelet and houses the Miyota 9015.
The Defender is the design where we break away from homage watches. At this time many watch companies begin producing homages and saturate the market. We were ready to produce new designs that stand on their own and have the same "less is more" functionality that we love to see with a watch. The Defender was launched on Kickstarter and was a success. The watches included brass and steel cases, multiple case finishes, 3 dial colors, and an internal bezel, a sapphire case back, and the Miyota 9015. The case is a 42mm.
The Trekker is a return to the Vintage 40mm case size but with an updated design that is well balanced, functional, and pure Raven. The Trekker was a successful model, but during this time we received a lot of feedback to produce this watch in a larger 42mm size. Those requests lead to designing the Venture 42.
The Raven Venture was designed with adventure in mind. The Venture is our midsize watch at 42mm that is ready to be your daily partner on any adventure or travel that you pursue. There were 200 total watches produced in the first series.
This uniquely designed 44mm steel cased watch features many desirable specs that make this timepiece an excellent choice for extreme conditions or expeditions in any environment. The Endeavour was available in dial colors of black, celadon green, and brown, with bezel inserts in black or brown ceramic. The movement is Swiss ETA 2824-2.
The Trekker returned with a Swiss ETA 2824 movement and the option for a stainless steel bezel insert as well as the original lumed black bezel. The Trekker featured an oyster bracelet in this series and was available with black, blue, and gray dials as well as the yellow accents and seconds hand.
The Titanium Deep was a special project, limited to 20 pieces, the titanium case is 2500 meters water resistant, featuring an automatic HRV, the chapter ring shows military time, and the bezel is 12 hour for tracking a second time zone, or setting it to the hour hand to track hours. The movement is Swiss ETA 2824-2.
The Venture II was available with a blue dial or a black dial with blue accents. The bezel options were matte black ceramic or brushed stainless steel. The watch was powered by the Swiss ETA 2824 movement. The Venture II is a 42mm case, and was the first Raven watch to feature the new RAVEN logo text. A total of 100 watches were produced.
The second series of the Endeavour was the first Raven watch to house the Sellita 200 Swiss automatic movement. These Endeavour models were available in black, glacier white, french blue, caution yellow, and brown dials. You also find the new RAVEN font on the white, yellow, and blue dials, while the black and brown dials still have the old logo font. A total of 100 watches were produced.
The Solitude is 40mm at the bezel, the case can be 40-42mm depending how you measure. The Solitude was produced with dials in white, blue, black, gray, and green. Bezel inserts were black, Pepsi countdown, and steel 12 hour. There is also a Limited Worn & Wound Edition that was produced. The movement is the Seiko NH35.
Circa 2020 - 2021
The first Raven bronze watch ever produced. The Bronze Trekker is a reduced 39mm case. Made of solid CuSn8 bronze, each watch was produced one at a time on a CNC machine, limited to 30 pieces for the first run which had a blue dial, and 30 pieces for the second run which had a green dial, red second hand, and a version with a black coating over the bronze bezel. This watch housed a decorated Swiss ETA 2824-2.
The Deep Tech returned in 2020 with 100 pieces, the dial colors were black, orange, and blue with bezel inserts available in black sapphire, blue sapphire, and stainless steel. The movement inside was the Swiss ETA 2826 Big Date, with some of the black dials featuring the big date window at 3:00. There was an option for a yellow minute hand with the black dial.
The Trekker returned with many updates and changes including a 39mm case with undercut sides, ceramic bezel inserts, and raised indices on some of the dial options. The dial colors included black, blue, warm gray, and yellow. Bezel inserts included black and blue ceramic as well as stainless steel. There was also a Limited Edition for the Resolute Support NATO mission. Those watches were made for the soldiers returning home and the project was organized by one of those soldiers.
The Airfield is a blend of pilot and field watches, bringing back design elements from the Raven Defender. The case is the same 39mm mid case as the latest Trekker, but with a fixed 40mm bezel that features a thin decorative ceramic ring. Dial colors include black, white, and green. The movement is the Seiko NH36 for the day/date version, and the NH38 for the no date dials. The movements are regulated in house.