Ref. CR250 RECRUIT dedicated to trainees in the military looking for an introduction to high-grade mechanical watchmaking. Featuring an olive-green engine-turned dial and yellow-trim hands to complement the field & service uniforms of Army soldiers. The final Towson Watch ever to be engineered, designed and managed by co-founder, Hartwig Balke. Released in 2022 with a limited production-run of 250 timepieces. Each finished by hand & assembled in Baltimore, MD. Equipped with your choice of TWC leather strap. Lifetime Warranty for service & repair.
Caliber 2824-2 / SW200-1 Automatic base movement assembled, modified and decorated in Towson, MD. Featuring rhodium-plated Geneva stripes, signed TWC rotor with black enameling, gold-plated wheels, blued screws, perlage, and guilloche. 30mm diameter and 7.9mm thickness post modification. Technical specifications align with ETA standard requirement information. Achieving daily accuracy of +/- 10 seconds with 46-hour power reserve.
41mm Stainless Steel with 10.5mm thickness with 20mm lug width. Satin-finish bezel, midsection and lugs. Modulations and bent-down lugs for increased visibility and snugger fit. Screwed-down bezel with coined grip for easy cleaning. Push-pull crown with quickset function for the date. Crown guards ensure lasting durability and seasonal accuracy. Flat sapphire crystal exhibition back display is screwed down with stainless steel border bearing important customer information such as the Reference No., Serial No., 5 ATM depth rating, country of manufacturer (USA) and manufacturer's name. To ensure water-resistance, keep the crown in position zero.
Navy Blue or Olive Green dial featuring luminous hour markers and hands with Arabic numerals and date-window at 3 o’clock. All functions of the movement were deliberately kept on the dial to conform with its utilitarian intentions. Contrasting inhouse pantones were used for the hands and hour indicators. Both dials share the same cliches, marked with their respective model name in the center. The 24-hour dial is lightly engine turned while the outer 12-hour scale is blasted. Enclosed in domed scratch-resistant anti-reflective sapphire crystal.
Warranty & Shipping False accuracy, routine servicing, and repair all covered under lifetime TWC warranty. Component replacements are not covered but serviceable. All CR250 timepieces have a unique serial number that is added to the TWC Registry along with a customer ID. This serial number and ID have access to the lifetime warranty. Shipping is covered by us. Insured and delivered within two weeks of purchase via Fedex. Indirect signature required.
The CR250 Field Series was designed by Hartwig Balke and released at the end of 2022. The RECRUIT & CADET is our founder’s proud swan-song and final contribution to the TWC Collections. Inspired by young officers and military academy students requesting an affordable high-grade mechanical timepiece from an American firm. Both dials were limited to 250 watches each. Designed, finished, decorated, and assembled in Baltimore, MD. USA by Towson Watchmakers.