One of our favorite aspects of BRNLY is our ability to collaborate with other makers that we like and whose work inspires us. We’ve been working with Greg Stevens of Greg Stevens Design (GSD), for years now. You might be familiar with Greg’s handmade Cypop Cozies but you might NOT know that he is also a talented horologist. Greg’s high-quality timepieces are made to his exacting standards and have become well-known in the EDC community and beyond because, well, they’re awesome.
A few years ago, Greg launched his GSD-1A pilot watch, and when that happened, members of our Burnley Collector’s Club (aka “The Brawlers”) started asking for a special Brawler edition watch. After some good conversations with Greg at Blade Show 2018, we started hashing out the details, reviewing mockups, making some tweaks, and the GSD x BRNLY Brawler watch was finally born!
In August 2018, we began taking pre-orders for the 50-piece, limited run of GSD x BRNLY Brawler watches (with customers making deposits to secure their spot). As the watches went into production, Greg continued to provide project status updates.
When the watches were delivered a few months later, we were floored by the quality of the watch and the presentation, and super-proud to have our name associated with such an amazing product.
Now that the GSD x BRNLY Brawler edition watch has been out in the wild (and on our wrist) for a few months, we wanted to share some project details and photos. P.S. if you have a GSD x BRNLY Brawler watch, please tag @brnly_brand on Instagram!
GSD x BRNLY Brawler edition watch specs and details:
- Based off of Greg’s GSD-2A Diver
- Features BRNLY W.H.D.G. (Work Hard, Do Good) graphic on backside of watch and Brawler logo on the dial
- 44mm case width—decently sized for those who like larger timepieces
- 24mm lug width
- Sapphire Crystal
- Swiss 2824 Movement
- Water resistant to 300m
- Superluminova on the dial
- Bronze Bezel Insert
- 2 Case Finishes: PVD/Black and Stainless with a brushed finish
- Leather strap: Horween Coffee with gold thread, stamped with Brawler logo and Brawler number
- Nylon nato strap and bracelet option as well
- Strap changing tool
It’s amazing when a project exceeds expectations, but the icing on the cake for us was that in true “Work Hard, Do Good” fashion, Greg donated 10% of the sales from the GSD x BRNLY Brawler edition to an important and inspiring cause— a Burn Camp operated by the University of Utah.
We’re looking forward to future watch projects with Greg—stay tuned!