Upon opening the package that I received the timepiece in, I was extremely impressed with the packaging and accessories included. Keeping the price point to an affordable level for most and still including all the bells and whistles that come with watches much more expensive is a welcome surprise. Goes to show the commitment NFW has to their customers.
What is Operation Enduring Warrior?
NFW is honored to join Operation Enduring Warrior, producing watches that raise funds and awareness for the outstanding work the organization does.
Operation Enduring Warrior (OEW) is a veteran-founded non‐profit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to honor, empower, and motivate our nation’s wounded veterans through a physical, mental and emotional rehabilitation. Our program helps participants overcome adversity and hardship through innovation, teamwork, and perseverance.
Specifications (courtesy of NFW):
- Case: 44mm, Forged 316L Stainless Steel
- Water Resistance: 100 Meters / 330 Feet
- Movement: Citizen Precision Quartz, with 10-year Battery Life
- Crystal: Hardened Mineral Crystal
- Lume: C3 SuperLuminova
- Dial: Black Carbon Fiber with OEW Mask logo
- MSRP $295.00
This is a larger watch with a bit of weight to it, being that it has a 44mm case and 24mm lug width, but with that said it still sits on my wrist really nice.
With the quality components used on this watch and the heft that you feel when holding it gives you the confidence knowing this watch will go the distance. The metal watchbands used on both the NFW AutoPilot series and Valor are some of the best I’ve used. As you can see in the photo my personal AutoPilot has had the ‘distressed’ treatment giving it that battle worn look and feel. This is an additional service that you need to contact NFW about if you want it.
One of the features of this quartz movement that is not commonly seen is the 10-year battery life. Typically quartz movements are rated for 3 years, so you’re going to get some longevity out of this timepiece. After all, it’s the Operation Enduring Warrior watch, so the fact that it was designed and built for endurance ties in nicely with this specific timepiece.