OUR MISSION

Our Mission is to design and build watches that offer style, utility and can be read with a glance. From Denali to Manhattan, from the top of a remote peak all the way to your favorite barista in midtown, Arcadia is a timepiece that stands out among the rest.

VERSATILITY

Rugged enough to battle the rigors of the mountain yet sophisticated enough to wear with your best pin stripe suit. So whatever path you choose, we’ll help you get there.

NAVIGATE LIFE

Designed to exceed our own standards, our watches are built to perform for a lifetime and to help you navigate life.

Graphene and the Arcadia Field Watch

200X stronger than steel, this exotic Nobel Prize winning material complements Arcadia’s new G1.0 series field watch.

After numerous iterations we finally arrived at a field watch design without compromises.  Then, a colleague suggested we investigate the remarkable properties of graphene and, if technically feasible, super protect the case with this remarkable material.   After teaming up with coating experts working with DARPA, NASA and others we finally succeeded.  Now called “DuraPhene,” this proprietary graphene coating is fused to the case (inside and out), offering the ultimate case protection.  Frankly, solving the graphene challenge is the reason this project has taken almost two years to develop. 

Graphene and the Arcadia Field Watch

200X stronger than steel, this exotic Nobel Prize winning material complements Arcadia’s new G1.0 series field watch.

After numerous iterations we finally arrived at a field watch design without compromises.  Then, a colleague suggested we investigate the remarkable properties of graphene and, if technically feasible, super protect the case with this remarkable material.   After teaming up with coating experts working with DARPA, NASA and others we finally succeeded.  Now called “DuraPhene,” this proprietary graphene coating is fused to the case (inside and out), offering the ultimate case protection.  Frankly, solving the graphene challenge is the reason this project has taken almost two years to develop.

The Design

Inspiration comes from many sources. 

For us, it is from decades spent outdoors – from walking hundreds of kilometers with geologists; the assent of Mt. Rainier; fly fishing in the Yellowstone Thorofare; hiking the Wind River Mountains; canoeing the Boundary Waters of Canada; cutting wood for the cabin …well, you get the picture…you need a field watch.

The Design

Inspiration comes from many sources. 

For us, it is from decades spent outdoors – from walking hundreds of kilometers with geologists; the assent of Mt. Rainier; fly fishing in the Yellowstone Thorofare; hiking the Wind River Mountains; canoeing the Boundary Waters of Canada; cutting wood for the cabin …well, you get the picture…you need a field watch.

The Case

To meet our design criteria of “easy to read”,  a special 40mm stainless steel case was designed with timeless curved lugs and thin side walls so that the dial information appears large and is easily read…at a glance.

You’ll probably notice the screw down back which greatly enhances waterproofing. Perfect fit “o” rings on the case back and crown stem assure that this watch is water resistant in excess of 5 meters.

The Case

To meet our design criteria of “easy to read”,  a special 40mm stainless steel case was designed with timeless curved lugs and thin side walls so that the dial information appears large and is easily read…at a glance.

You’ll probably notice the screw down back which greatly enhances waterproofing. Perfect fit “o” rings on the case back and crown stem assure that this watch is water resistant in excess of 5 meters.

The Dial

Time and direction are essential in the outdoors.  You will find both simply displayed on a dial reminiscent of vintage enamel.  Large military style numerals, bold precision crafted hands and large, round lumen filled indicators are located at 3, 6, 9 with a stylistic delta at 12. 

A compass rose is discretely displayed on the chapter ring.  The beauty of an analog watch display is the ability to calculate general direction.  Kinda useful if you lost your GPS and topo map.

The Dial

Time and direction are essential in the outdoors.  You will find both simply displayed on a dial reminiscent of vintage enamel.  Large military style numerals, bold precision crafted hands and large, round lumen filled indicators are located at 3, 6, 9 with a stylistic delta at 12. 

A compass rose is discretely displayed on the chapter ring.  The beauty of an analog watch display is the ability to calculate general direction.  Kinda useful if you lost your GPS and topo map.

The Movement

Selecting the Miyota 2035 quartz movement by Citizen (Japan) was an easy choice.  It is robust, reliable, and accurate.  It is considered to be one of their most reliable movements.  Plus, it is accurate to +/- 20 seconds per month and will run for three years on a single, off the shelf battery.

The Movement

Selecting the Miyota 2035 quartz movement by Citizen (Japan) was an easy choice.  It is robust, reliable, and accurate.  It is considered to be one of their most reliable movements.  Plus, it is accurate to +/- 20 seconds per month and will run for three years on a single, off the shelf battery.

The Band

Made of genuine leather, it is carbon fiber pattern embossed which continues the carbon theme as graphene is an allotrope of carbon.  Subtle features include: Arcadia embossed on the inside of the band and laser etched on the clasp.  Quick release pins of course.

The Crown

The crown design is slightly oversized and kept in polished stainless steel which is a nice complement to the graphene coated case.

The Crystal

Hardened mineral crystal with anti-reflective coating.

The Band

Made of genuine leather, it is carbon fiber pattern embossed which continues the carbon theme as graphene is an allotrope of carbon.  Subtle features include: Arcadia embossed on the inside of the band and laser etched on the clasp.  Quick release pins of course.

The Crown

The crown design is slightly oversized and kept in polished stainless steel which is a nice complement to the graphene coated case.

The Crystal

Hardened mineral crystal with anti-reflective coating.

G1.0, DuraPhene Dark Gray

Case diameter: 40mm
Case thickness: 9.7mm
Case material: stainless steel
Case coating: DuraPhene (graphene)
Case back: screw down, polished SS
Movement: Miyota 2035 quartz
Crystal: hardened mineral crystal
  AR coated: Yes
Water resistant: +5ATM
Band, 20mm, leather: Carbon fiber pattern, black
Band attachment: quick release pins

$229

G1.0, DuraPhene Dark Gray

Case diameter: 40mm
Case thickness: 9.7mm
Case material: stainless steel
Case coating: DuraPhene (graphene)
Case back: screw down, polished SS
Movement: Miyota 2035 quartz
Crystal: hardened mineral crystal
  AR coated: Yes
Water resistant: +5ATM
Band, 20mm, leather: Carbon fiber pattern, black
Band attachment: quick release pins

$229

Packaging

Since you wouldn’t think of storing treasures in a cardboard shoe box, there was no way we we’re going to skimp on our customer’s packaging. 

We hope you appreciate the leather presentation case which is in keeping with the Arcadia treasure inside and insures protection from the perils of shipment.

Packaging

Since you wouldn’t think of storing treasures in a cardboard shoe box, there was no way we we’re going to skimp on our customer’s packaging. 

We hope you appreciate the leather presentation case which is in keeping with the Arcadia treasure inside and insures protection from the perils of shipment.

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