RAVEN DEFENDER II – GMT

Wearing a GMT to the other side of the world is comforting. When I look at the GMT hand it not only shows me the time back home but it causes me to pause and think about what my family is doing at that specific time. It is a reminder of how far I have travelled from home.

ETA 2893 – GMT

For this new Defender II, there are a few updates and changes from the original. Let’s look at the GMT first with the ETA 2893 movement. This Gen 2 will feature a double dome sapphire across that wide dial opening. This is added for the pure beauty that a large dome offers. The smooth steel bezel on the case will be brushed and the case will have a matte sand blasted finish. The crowns will be the same diameter as before, but reduced in length from the case. The dial design is updated to allow for clean placement of a date window, and the leather strap will be available in black or brown. The case is still water resistant to 300 meters, which is more robust than other pilot style watches. The crown at 2:00 will spin the 24 hour internal GMT bezel, which is one way to quickly change the time zone. The case size is 42mm, 20mm straps, 49mm lug to lug, and 12mm case thickness.

Raven Defender II – GMT (ETA 2893)

Now available for pre-order and production will begin soon. The Defender II will ship with your choice of a black or brown leather strap and also include a natural rubber strap made in Italy, a leather case, warranty card and extra spring bars. The leather strap is chosen when you place your pre-order. Production will take 4-5 months from when we begin. More details are at the bottom of this page.

Pre-Order Price: $790 + shipping

Price When Ready: $890 + shipping


ETA 2824 – 12 HOUR TIMER

The 12 HOUR TIMER has the same updates to the case and dial as the GMT model above, with the difference being the movement and the 12 hour internal bezel. This version uses the ETA 2824 three hand movement, which has the benefit of being a bit stronger and more robust movement than the more delicate ETA 2893 used in the GMT version. The 12 HOUR can be used to see the time in 2 locations and can also be used as a 12 hour timer.

Raven Defender II – 12 HOUR TIMER (ETA 2824)

Now available for pre-order and production will begin soon. The Defender II will ship with your choice of a black or brown leather strap and also include a natural rubber strap made in Italy, a leather case, warranty card and extra spring bars. The leather strap is chosen when you place your pre-order. Production will take 4-5 months from when we begin. More details are at the bottom of this page.

Pre-Order Price: $690 + shipping

Price When Ready: $790 + shipping


Technical Specs

• 42mm case diameter
• 20mm straps
• 49mm lug to lug
• 12mm case thickness
• Black or brown leather option
• Italian rubber dive strap


Timeline & Details

{As of March 28th, 2017} Both watches are now available for pre-order on our website and production will begin soon. When the Defender II is finished and ready it will ship with your choice of a black or brown leather strap and also include a natural rubber strap made in Italy, a leather case, warranty card and extra spring bars. We use a pre-order system to benefit you with a discount and to help us pay for the project. We are a debt free company that self funds every watch project we decide to produce. We only produce between 500-700 total watches annually and there can be times when our inventory is low, but new models are in production and the pre-order is a good way to bridge the gap and keep us moving forward. We give a $100 discount for placing the pre-order. This is a discount given to those who support what we are doing and have the patience to wait on the 6 month production time period. We appreciate you as a customer and reward you with this this discount opportunity.

We will take pre-orders for a few weeks to get a better idea of the total production numbers. Once we decide on the final numbers we will begin production. The production time will take 5-6 months from when we begin.


Shipping is USPS Priority with signature confirmation in the US, USPS Express EMS for international. Some countries charge taxes and duties upon delivery. Every country has different rules so if you are unsure please check with your local customs to find out any extra charges you might have upon delivery. International customs forms are filled out with the full value. This is not negotiable. Please do not email us and ask for a lower value to be shown on the documents. Raven takes pride in our business and we work with integrity. Asking for a lower value is asking Raven to provide false information to government officials. At this time we are not shipping any products to Russia or South Africa.

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