Originating in the 1880‘s, the field watch gained popularity during the First World War due to soldier‘s demands for reliable and portable timepieces.
Trench fighting required quick, accurate timing so watches had to be small enough to be worn on the wrist.
The battlefield environment also created a need for exceptionally water and shock resistant watches, and the Field watch quickly evolved a distinctive style – rugged and utilitarian with virtually no embellishment.
Over time, the style has been updated and contemporized growing in case size with the trend toward larger watches, and also with the addition of quartz movement reliability with the advent of this technology.
Luminox offers a variety of field models in quartz and automatic rounding out our collection of the ultimate LAND series.