Raven Watches: The Endeavour
By: Michael Penate
One of the most valuable aspects of our recent trip to San Francisco was finally getting the chance to handle watches that we just didn’t understand in the past. Let me tell you, the Raven Endeavour was one of those watches. Since its release, the watch confused the hell out of me and even led me to question Raven’s future direction for some time. But the truth is, the Raven Endeavour is loud, charismatic, adventurous, and capable of pushing you out of your comfort zone—ultimately an embodiment of its creator, Steve Laughlin. Once you come to this realization, things start falling into place.
The Raven Endeavour followed both the Trekker and the Venture—two highly successful micro divers that helped define Raven’s design ethos. Naturally, you can probably understand why I was so surprised by its release when you consider how conventional Raven’s previous releases were. As I sit here and type this with my Gen 1 Trekker RT07 on-wrist and a Venture on my desk, it’s become apparent that the Endeavour really should exist—and it fits perfectly into the brand’s catalog.
With burly Seiko-esque dimensions, prominent lugs, and a beefy bracelet, it’s a watch that you probably won’t find on my wrist. But, that’s exactly the point. It brings balance to the Raven line-up and rounds out the brand’s offerings for anyone seeking something a little larger. The brushed stainless steel case is 44mm in diameter, 49.5mm lug-to-lug, and 14.5mm thick with 22mm lugs. And even though it’s a beast of a watch, it wears slightly smaller than you might think. I’m confident that there are plenty of folks out there that would get a ton of enjoyment out of the Endeavour.
Raven Endeavour Specs
- Case Diameter: 44mm
- Case Thickness: 14.5mm
- Lug to lug: 49.5mm
- Movement: ETA 2824 Automatic
- Crystal: Box Sapphire
- Bracelet: Stainless Steel (22mm width)
- Water Resistance: 500m
- Price: $675
The Raven Endeavour is now available in three new colors (Glacier, Caution, and Bleu De France) and you can learn more by visiting Raven’s official site.
Michael Peñate is an American writer, photographer, and podcaster based in Seattle, Washington. His work typically focuses on the passage of time and the tools we use to connect with that very journey. From aviation to music and travel, his interests span a multitude of disciplines that often intersect with the world of watches – and the obsessive culture behind collecting them.