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American Made DIVER-1 Released by Ares Watch Company

(Seattle, WA) November 13th, 2018

The Ares Watch Co. Diver 1 Mission Timer Watch - from Matt Graham of Graham Combat

The Ares Watch Co. Diver 1 Mission Timer Watch – from Matt Graham of Graham Combat

ARES Watches (areswatches.com) is proud to announce the release of the DIVER-1. Officially launched last week at the NYC Wind Up Watch Convention, DIVER-1 is an American made mission timer built to withstand the rigors of any conceivable operation.

Under the auspices of Matthew Graham, owner and lead designer, ARES utilizes the highly regarded specialists of Seattle’s Watch Technology Institute to ensure consummate craftsmanship. These professional watchmakers create and individually certify every Ares Watch before it is allowed into the wild.

Graham, who spent the last 12 years working for the Central Intelligence Agency, designed the DIVER-1 to be the timepiece he always wished he’d had – a quality built, made in the USA, hard use mission timer operational watch, guaranteed for life and offered at a great value.

The Ares Watch Co. Diver 1 Mission Timer Watch - from Matt Graham of Graham Combat

The Ares Watch Co. Diver 1 Mission Timer Watch – from Matt Graham of Graham Combat

ABOUT THE ARES DIVER-1

The serialized DIVER-1 is a limited release hard-use mission-timer tool watch. It was designed and assembled from domestic and internationally sourced components, then tested, certified, and serviced by hand in Seattle. As of product delivery, the DIVER-1 will have endured more than 20,000 hours of rigorous operational use evaluation in various locations around the world.

The Ares Watch Co. Diver 1 Mission Timer Watch - from Matt Graham of Graham Combat

The Ares Watch Co. Diver 1 Mission Timer Watch – from Matt Graham of Graham Combat

TECHNICAL SPECS

  • Case, Caseback, Crown, & Bezel
  • 41.0mm 316L stainless steel bead blasted two-piece case with individually serialized, engraved, screwback construction
  • 42.0mm 316L stainless steel bead blasted bezel, featuring countdown timer with C3
    Superluminova, clear coat finish, aggressive ‘no-slip’ teeth, and 120-click unidirectional
    countdown mission timer

  • 49.5mm lug to lug
  • 22mm drilled lugs with 1.8mm shoulderless spring bars, supplied with a 3-ring and 5-ring LASH nylon strap
  • 10 o’clock ‘fat head’ 7.2mm logo’d screw down crown, featuring aggressive ‘no slip’ teeth and double Viton seals
  • The Ares Watch Co. Diver 1 Mission Timer Watch - from Matt Graham of Graham Combat

    The Ares Watch Co. Diver 1 Mission Timer Watch – from Matt Graham of Graham Combat

  • CASE, CASEBACK, CROWN, & BEZEL
  • Ronda 715Li 5-jewel / gold plated analog quartz movement with EOL indicator
  • 10 year standard battery life utilizing No. CR2016
  • 3V lithium-ion battery
  • Brass dial with C3 printed hour indicators, painted minute indices and logo
  • Flat sapphire crystal with inner AR coating
  • Brushed stainless C3 hands? Anti-magnetic rating 18.8Oe, shock resistant to NIHS-91-10 and thermo compensated -0 to 50+ C.
  • About Ares Watch Company: Ares Watch Co. is an American watch company manufacturing hard-use mission timers in the Pacific Northwest. Connect via Instagram, @areswatchco, or and see more online, areswatches.com. Founder and lead designer Matthew Graham has nearly a quarter century of operational experience, including 12 years within the intelligence community. The last four of those were spent as the OIC of a firearms and tactics program for low profile operations. Learn more about Matthew Graham at grahamcombat.com (@grahamcombat). Fight with what you carry; nobody is coming to save you.

    #godofwartimer

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    14 Responses to “American Made DIVER-1 Released by Ares Watch Company”

    1. Ed says:

      Looks nice in a simple way. Possible they might make a bezel that is black so the numbers can be read on it? Not a fan of numbers on the dial face however, seems like a solid design though.

      • AGL Bob says:

        The bezel numbers are C3 Superluminova. So maybe a dark bezel would be better, but personally, I like the look of a stainless bezel.

    2. Adun says:

      Does anyone see a depth rating for this watch? I didn’t see it in the write up or on their site, unless I am just blind of course.

      I also agree with Ed, we can even see in one of the images on the page how difficult the numbers could be to read on the bezel in bright light, although that may just be the picture.

    3. Dev says:

      Would be nice if it was an automatic

    4. AGL Bob says:

      Glad to see it’s a reasonable size.

    5. Bill says:

      Mission timer?

    6. SShink says:

      What grip is on that rifle?

    7. Sailor says:

      These look like another operators way of trying to cash in on a RESCO type watch.