the philosophy —

precision instruments coupled with extraordinary design matters to you. And it matters to us. You don't wear a mechanical watch just to tell time. And we get that.

We create high-quality, professional mechanical watches and deliver them at a REASONABLE PRICE. We do this by designing watches that have the features that are most beneficial to you, since you demand high-quality timepieces in order to use them in real-world conditions. As we grow, we will continue to design and create watches that will be timeless in design and rugged in construction. We want watches that balance simplicity with all the functionality that active professionals need. It's not enough for us to make great watches for today. We want to make great watches that will last. In a hundred years, we want these watches to still be worn, or be in collections, or on display. We want you to have the best. And in that goal, we want to make a difference.

 what we remind ourselves of every day —

You have one life. One shot for as much fulfillment, love, experiences, and joy as possible. So spend it doing what you love. Spend it with the people you care about most. Spend it exploring the world around you. There can't be any regrets—anything left to give. When you think back to all the days of your life, you won't remember most of them, so what will the highlight reel look like? Treat people how you want to be treated. Love without judging. Create something that matters. Travel to find yourself. Belong to communities. Make the kind of friends you can call at 3 am. Leave the world a little better than you found it. You have a lot to give with your talents. Make it happen. Start right now

I'm glad you decided to learn more about Anstead Watches and what we stand for. I would like to tell you a little about myself, and the thinking behind my design philosophy. I served in the Navy in the mid-1990s. Ever since, my military experience has been one of the most influential times of my life. While designing the Oceanis  for the Naval Combat Series, I often thought of my military service. Like so many of us who have served, my experiences varied widely. For instance. I know what it's like to stand the "mid" watch on the bridge from 2400 to 0400, or work on a searing-hot flight deck. I once had

From the dress uniform to the combat uniform, there should be one watch that fulfills your needs. That's the goal of the oceanis.

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a swim call off a submarine 100 miles off the coast of North Carolina. I flew in aircraft like F/A-18 Hornets, P-3 Orions, SH-60 Seahawks, CH-53 Sea Stallions, and T-34 Mentors. But of course, I also had occasions to wear my dress uniforms, enjoy liberty in some of the most interesting places in the world, and occasionally go home on leave. With experience like these in mind, I wanted a watch that would complement a full Navy life. From the dress uniform to the combat uniform, there should be one watch that fulfills your needs. That's the goal of the Oceanis . The watch features water resistance to 300 meters, a 120-click, uni-directional dive bezel, a hacking second hand, and super-luminous hands and markers that can be viewed in low light without having to push a button. Whether you are in an unpressurized jet aircraft, the high pressures of the ocean depths, the darkened bridge of a ship, shielding your eyes the sunlight’s reflection off the ocean, experiencing the cold of a northern-based airstrip, or the working in heat of the Persian Gulf — the Oceanis is a feature-rich workhorse that combines the elegance of an automatic mechanical watch, yet still provides the common sense functionality a professional requires. I set out to create a watch that was not only timeless in its design, but rugged in construction. In fifty years, this will still be a watch that matters. I believe that the Oceanis will serve your professional and aesthetic needs— delivered at a price that makes a luxury automatic affordable. I didn't sacrifice anything in this design, just as you don't sacrifice anything in the way you live.

 — Tom Anstead