I love it! Soft and study. BIWI makes great rubber watch straps. I wish you guys could also stock the BIWI Osiris model in 20mm and 22mm.
Thanks Steve for sourcing this Gen 1 bracelet for the Deep Tech. The traditional divers clasp makes all the difference in the world
My first Trekker 39 was a blue dial with date and ceramic bezel (B7) and I liked it so much I decided to get this no date version with the steel bezel. I love the 3/6/9/12 markers and the simplicity of no date. Obviously, the case is the same so everything concerning comfort and fit applies here, too. The Trekker 39 line is fantastic no matter which version you choose - super legible, very comfortable, and definitely versatile. Between the two I own, I honestly haven't found anything I don't like. Well done, Steve!
Wow! You need to hold this watch in hand to really appreciate the beauty and quality. Everything about it is incredible and it has a “Raven look” to it....which makes it stand out from the pack. I own many watches, and I find it hard to choose another one, within same price range, that is as well made and as beautiful as this watch. My third Raven and completely impressed. Also, Steve’s customer service is the best I have ever experienced. He helped me thru a situation that others probably would not have and for that, I’m forever a Raven fan and supporter. If you can find one of these watches, buy it!
I bought the blue bezel + blue dial date version. Visually, it’s perfect. I love the overall emphasis on brushed rather than polished surfaces; and the over-engineered design and production quality. As Rolex is to Raven, so is Rolls Royce to Bristol Motor Cars.
The ‘Jubilee’ style bracelet is wonderful; lighter than an ‘Oyster’ style and with flatter links than a Rolex. And completely brushed. What’s not to love?
The 39mm case size, similar size to a Black Bay 58, is perfect. I had a 40mm Trekker in the past. This new design is superior in every way: case architecture, weight, wrist-fit and visual perfection. The BB 58 obviously has a superior movement, but otherwise it’s a photo finish. Considering the price difference, I’ll leave it to you decide which is better value.
I’ve owned five 41mm Black Bays and about ten Rolex Subs and Sub-Dates. For a micro-brand, this is close as you can get to similar design + engineering (C Ward, Halios, MKII and Monta excepted).
This watch is a home run for Steve. He should keep it on as a standard product offering. If you loved the experience and thrill of owning and wearing Rolex sports watches in the 1980s and 90s, but think they are overpriced today (and no longer appropriate for daily wear), then buy a Tudor Black Bay 58 or a Raven Trekker. In fact, you should buy both!
Now all Steve needs is for someone famous to start wearing one!
Watch runs and looks amazing on wrist. It’s shines during the day and glows brilliantly at night. As a matter of fact it outshines all my other superluminova watches! The 39mm case size makes it a perfect everyday companion wether out in the field or dressing up for night out. If your able to I would guess this watch ASAP as they tend to go fast ... you won’t regret it!
Steve has once again scored on this watch. Perfect proportions, beautiful watch, and as usual, excellent service and post sales follow up.
I opened the box and was immediately impressed with the watch. Super high quality finish. I think the Trekker 39 is absolutely perfect for me. The black dial actually looks deep blue due to the AR coating. It is such a treat to see this watch in person. The watch way exceeds my expectations for a $750 watch. I currently have 12 Rolex watches of which two are relatively new and 10 are vintage, mostly from the 50s. I have a moon watch, a Fortis Cosmonaut, two 50s Omega Sea Masters, a couple Benrus, and many other watches. This Trekker has the most pleasing aesthetic out of all of my watches. Steve did an outstanding job. I am very impressed. I can't wait to see what he does in the future.
All of the elements exist to make this a great watch, which it is. Just don’t lose the spring bar for the bracelet!
The Trekker 39 is very comfortable and doesn't feel bulky. Legibility is excellent thanks to the polished hands and markers and great lume. The bezel is easy to grasp and action is crisp. The crown is also easy to manipulate and even though it sticks out more than other watches it does not rub, poke, or otherwise irritate my wrist in any way. The bracelet is easy to size with the screw pins and it is very comfortable. It hugs the wrist well. The Trekker 39 is just a great all around watch. For me, the size, comfort, and legibility are all there in a well finished piece.
I have way too many watches to count, and most of them from smaller manufacturers. This is easily near the top of that list. From the quality, comfort, and obvious love that went into making this watch, it's hard to wear something else. Great job!
I think I'm on my 6th and the just get better. Fit and finish punches well above their weight, and the company actually cares about its customers.
I was hopeful that this dive watch would be a great everyday piece for me to enjoy both at work and on-the-move. I was looking for something with presence but also the adaptability to wear with a sportcoat at the office, but also comfortable with casual attire. This watch is certainly better looking in person than in photos. Not only does it seem tough/durable, but it looks really beautiful with its unusual dial color. Steve kindly sized the bracelet on my behalf when I provided him with my approximate wrist measurement, and it fit perfectly out of the box.
Overall, I am just stunned by such a nice watch at what I believe is a fair price. The details, the fit and finish....I honestly just can't get over how nice it is. It does not wear too large on the wrist, sits very comfortably that I don't even know it's there unless I look. The weight is just right; between being substantial and yet not obtrusive or annoying. It reminds me of a Hamilton I have with bracelet on, in terms of fit and finish and the price point is similar...however you get a 300 meter diver here vs 100 meters. It depends on what one is looking for. This ticks all of the boxes for me: A diver with wide-ranging style, uniqueness, quality materials, tasteful uncluttered design, and actual functionality as a watch that can be worn in the water.
The first time I saw photos on a watch article, I fell in love. I love the 12, 3, 6, 9 Arabic markers, the muted blue, yellow seconds hand and the box dome sapphire crystal. I was a little nervous that the watch would be too big for my 6.25" wrist. I find 45mm lug-to-lug to be the best size for me. Once I received the watch and unzipped the case, the box dome sparkled in my eyes! I couldn't wait to put it on. I was pleasantly surprised and relieved that it fit my wrist really well! Thank you to Steve Laughlin for the hand written note!
What's not to love? Great size, beautiful dial, brushed case, a solid option if you're looking for an everyday piece that you don't need to worry about. I immediately put mine on a nato, just love the black on black. So good...
I got this strap on a whim once Steve announced it in the Raven room. I was cautious because my wrist is just under 6.5” so I was hoping I could get a snug fit on the last holes. It ended up fitting perfectly on the last hole, and I was able to punch an extra hole without ruining the integrity of the strap. This works far better than my silicone bands at looking semi formal while maintaining durability. I personally don’t wear leather or exotic skin straps because of sweat and moisture issues. This is the perfect substitute. I wish I had ordered two just because I swap mine on so many watches. It’s looking great at the time of this review on a Hamilton Khaki auto 38mm.
Really nice strap. A definite visual upgrade from the basic rubber strap provided with some raven watches. The length is good as well for those of us with a larger wrist (7 3/4”).
I typically don't like rubber straps but this strap is perfect! It it so comfortable on my wrist yet it still feels like my skin can breathe. I had originally purchased the Bronze Trekker with the blue dial and leather band and changed my mind to rubber after wearing. I was able to transfer the bronze buckle to the rubber strap and install this back on my Trekker! Now when I ski, the watch doesn't shift on my wrist and I'm able to see how much longer the lifts are open to get back to my car at the top lodge. :)
I have been wearing my Raven Trekker 39 (creme dial) for about 10 days now, and I am madly in love with it! this piece is increadible. the design is flowless, the quality is high level, it wears super comfortably on the jubilee bracelet, not to heavy, and the lume is really, really fantastic. I think it is also important to say that the packaging, the high quality travel watch box (slots for 2 watches) you send your watch in is very impressive, beautiful, and useful. Great job Raven team, I am so impressed ! my first Raven watch, certainly not the last one.
Another great watch from Raven! 39mm is the smallest size watch in my collection. It wears like a dream many times I forget I have it on. Received on the 14th of Jan and have worn it everyday as of today 2/6.
Timing has been within 15 seconds since I first set the time with the time clock at the hospital I work at. The yellow and black is a great color combo, very comfortable and I am happy was able to get one.
Thanks Steve for making a great watch I am sure I will be back for more.