The Captain's Instrument

A brief look at the inspiration behind the Bay Pilot.

Towson Watch Company dedicates this instrument to the Bay Pilots on the front line protecting the environment and ecological balance of the Chesapeake Bay by ensuring the safe passage of large ships carrying large quantities of hazardous material.

This classically crafted, manually wound timepiece was designed with all weather conditions endured by the marine workers and professionals. The polished stainless steel case was engineered to meet the needs of maritime activities as well as everyday business or elegant festivities. The Bay Pilot is a watch for offshore professionals that impresses with its boldly defined dial and excellent readability during all times of the day. The luminous numerals and hands enable reading time even on the darkest of nights. The stainless steel case comes with scratch resistant sapphire crystals affront and back. A large crown and sturdy bracelet makes it instrument suitable for wear in the toughest of conditions.

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The Bay Pilot is only available with a black dial and white luminous numerals and hands. The contrast between black and white provides easy readability, from dark nights to glittering daylight. The stainless steel case, water resistant to 5 ATM has a domed sapphire crystal with anti reflex coating on the front and back, which displays a high-grade, beautifully decorated Cal.2498 manual winding movement. A sturdy 5 link bracelet and large crown makes this instrument built for exposure to all conditions. This model is also available with a genuine crocodile leather strap and folding clasp, Ref. BP250-L. A smaller onion crown and a smoother bezel design creates a different appearance. A watch for people who like the clear dial design in a more elegant package. 


Movement specs: high-grade hand-assembled 17 jewel manually wound Cal.2498 movement, adjusted to 5 positions, nivarox jairspring, glucydure balance, incablock shock absorption.

  • Movement has a Anachron hairspring 
  • 1800 vph
  • 46hr power reserve


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