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Introducing the VERO USDA Forest Service Edition Series Watches.

FOR THE GREATEST GOOD TO THE GREATEST NUMBER OF PEOPLE FOR THE LONGEST TIME.


four VERO watches in various colors

Founded in 2015 in Portland, Oregon, VERO Watch Company challenges the notion that quality watches must be expensive and dull. Their mission is to craft timepieces meant to be worn, not shelved. Inspired by resilience and style, VERO creates unique watches that adorn wrists globally, championing the modern American field watch. Each series builds on past successes and failures, reflecting their commitment to craftsmanship and durability. They prioritize small production runs to minimize waste while encouraging wearers to live boldly, offering rugged gear and a strong warranty.


 

A History of Service and Giving Back


US Forest Service Logo

VERO has a track record of combining their passion for quality matchmaking with their mission to give back to efforts that support American Forestry Preservation. In August of 2023, VERO teamed up with the US Forest Service with the release of their Smokey Bear watches that aimed to keep the message of forest fire prevention alive. In similar fashion to the Smokey Bear watches, the new Forest Service Edition watches will also be a conduit to donate 10% of proceeds to the USDA Forest Service. The act of giving enables the Forest Service to continue preserving and protecting American forests.


 

VERO Forest Service Edition Watch



VERO Watch Company introduces its USDA Forest Service Collection, featuring four unique colorways inspired by the teams safeguarding our nation's forests and grasslands. Each colorway represents elements of the American forests and grasslands and the brave teams that keep them safe. The collection consists of pieces respectively dubbed 'Hotshot', 'Ranger', 'Airtanker', and 'Service Green'. These watches are sure to stand out on the wrist, while also providing dependability and durability in the elements.


 

4 Distinct Tribute Colorways


'HOTSHOT'

Forest Service Hotshot crews are celebrated for their profound knowledge of forest fire behavior and their vibrant uniforms and gear. The iconic Hotshot Yellow stands out prominently against the subdued grays.

yellow VERO watch on man's wrist

 

'RANGER'

The iconic uniforms of USDA Forest Service Rangers, featuring wide-brimmed hats, khaki shirts, and forest green pants, epitomize their image as guardians of the great outdoors.

brown and green VERO watch on man's wrist

 

'AIRTANKER'

The Forest Service combats forest fires with airtankers carrying red fire retardants. VERO's Airtanker watch mirrors this color scheme with bright red and metallic gray.

orange and gray VERO watch on man's wrist

 

'SERVICE GREEN'

The vibrant hue of USDA Forest Service utility trucks is echoed in VERO's Service Green, complemented by black and brown accents.


green and brown VERO watch on man's wrist

 

The Details and Specifications



The VERO Forest Service editions are designed for outdoor enthusiasts with a comprehensive set of features. Boasting a water resistance of 120m/393ft and screw-down crowns and case back, these watches ensure durability and protection. The AR coated flat sapphire crystal enhances visibility and resilience, while the stainless steel case with scratch-resistant, color-tinted Cerakote provides both style and robustness. Super LumiNova illuminates hands, dial numerals, and inner bezel numerals for improved readability in low-light conditions, complemented by protective rubberized steel bullhorns and an inner rotating bezel for added functionality. Powered by a Seiko PX28A Kinetic movement with a date display and sweeping power reserve indicator, these watches offer reliable timekeeping and energy efficiency. With dimensions of 39mm case width, 12.5mm case height, 45.25mm lug to lug, and 18mm strap width, they accommodate wrists ranging from 6.5" to 8".



Specification Round-Up:

Water Resistance

120m / 393ft

Case Features

Screw-down crowns and caseback

Crystal

AR coated flat sapphire

Case Material

Stainless steel with Cerakote

Luminescence

SuperLumiNova

Protection

Protective rubberized steel bullhorns

Bezel

Inner rotating bezel

Movement

Seiko PX28A Kinetic movement

Case Width

39mm

Case Height

12.5mm

Lug-to-Lug

45.24mm

Price

$475

 

The VERO Forest Service watches provide plenty of what we're looking for in a watch built for the outdoors. The durability and dependability mixed with the stand-out colors, make this release a must have. The watches are available now and can be purchased directly from VERO.


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