Raven Endeavour II - Something New In 42

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Raven Endeavour II - Something New In 42

Post by mattcantwin » Tue Jun 14, 2022 7:28 am

I'm a big fan of Raven watches, currently have two 40mm Trekkers.

Lately, Steve has been making watches with 40mm and 39mm cases.


He just posted the diagrams below on his FB group with the title "Something New in 42".

I'm looking forward to more info.


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Re: Raven - Something New In 42

Post by alund » Tue Jun 14, 2022 10:14 am

This looks interesting and 42mm for me is a good size. Hope he has some basic pictures soon on this design

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Post by djh1201 » Tue Jun 14, 2022 3:57 pm

awesome! such a shortage of micros in my size range lately, also looking forward to seeing some photos.

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Re: Raven - Something New In 42

Post by DEMO » Fri Jun 17, 2022 6:56 am

This looks really interesting, and I really appreciate he is developing a new piece in a larger size (42mm). I've liked his latest stuff but they have been too small for my taste. This one is looking good. I'll have to see what the dial looks like.
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Post by mattcantwin » Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:50 pm

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Six versions planned for release.


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Re: Raven - Something New In 42

Post by tattoo chef » Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:06 pm

I like them, a lot, and that mint green is nice, but wish there was a black without the gilt.


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Re: Raven - Something New In 42

Post by alund » Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:06 am

These look real good so far. I like the blue, yellow, and mint green. It will be nice to see real sample models when he has them.

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Re: Raven - Something New In 42

Post by mattcantwin » Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:56 am

alund wrote:
Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:06 am
I like the blue, yellow, and mint green.
Same here.
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Re: Raven Endeavour II - Something New In 42

Post by rockmastermike » Tue Jun 21, 2022 6:24 am

color me very interested

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Re: Raven Endeavour II - Something New In 42

Post by alund » Tue Jun 21, 2022 8:43 am

I wonder how many of each versions will be made. I will assume the yellow and mint green will most likely the hot offering :grin:

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Re: Raven Endeavour II - Something New In 42

Post by AtomicTom » Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:18 am

Ooh nice Matt, hadn’t or haven’t seen these until right now, thank you !!! :)

I just love all of the different variations, along with uniquely cool dial
colors with these. Plus the actual case design isn’t something you will
see every day either actually. ;) And the size really looks to be right in
the sweet spot for a lot of people also. ..Genuinely looks like yet another
home run from them is in the works !

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Re: Raven Endeavour II - Something New In 42

Post by rockmastermike » Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:58 am

Any guesses as how long something like this usually takes from drawings to prototypes to production?

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Re: Raven Endeavour II - Something New In 42

Post by tattoo chef » Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:48 am

rockmastermike wrote:Any guesses as how long something like this usually takes from drawings to prototypes to production?
Conservative timeline would be about 9 months or so until we see a production model, barring any delays.


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Re: Raven Endeavour II - Something New In 42

Post by rockmastermike » Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:23 am

:thumbsup: :
tattoo chef wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:48 am
rockmastermike wrote:Any guesses as how long something like this usually takes from drawings to prototypes to production?
Conservative timeline would be about 9 months or so until we see a production model, barring any delays.


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Re: Raven Endeavour II - Something New In 42

Post by Audy » Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:44 am

I'm saving my "micro dollars" for the new seaforth, but I've always liked the designs that Raven puts out. I don't know anything about what goes into manufacturing a watch, but I feel like the dial manufacturing has improved, or become more accessible for independents in recent years. I don't remember seeing so many dials with raised indices from micro brands in the past. Maybe I just haven't been paying attention?

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Re: Raven Endeavour II - Something New In 42

Post by DEMO » Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:18 am

I've been following this one develop and am pretty excited about it so far. I've liked Steve's Trekker models but they have always been too small for me. I can do the 42mm dia with this new Endeavor II. I'll be interested in the black dial version if the blue center fade isn't too prominent. Wish he would do a solid black dial, I'd definitely be in.
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Re: Raven Endeavour II - Something New In 42

Post by tattoo chef » Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:09 am

DEMO wrote:I've been following this one develop and am pretty excited about it so far. I've liked Steve's Trekker models but they have always been too small for me. I can do the 42mm dia with this new Endeavor II. I'll be interested in the black dial version if the blue center fade isn't too prominent. Wish he would do a solid black dial, I'd definitely be in.
I asked him about the solid black dial (with no gilt) and he said it didn’t make the cut. He was only able to do 6 versions and this is what he wanted to go with.


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Re: Raven Endeavour II - Something New In 42

Post by alund » Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:13 am

I have the first release of the Raven Endeavour and find this new one a lot more refined and better looking IMHO. I look forward to seeing the prototype models. I'm leaning towards either the dark blue or mint dial right now, but the prototype dial may change that.

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