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ORSM 17 – Leatherman TREAD Tempo

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

In 2015, Leatherman launched the TREAD, a linked metal bracelet with different tools making up the links. Not long after, third party vendors introduced adapters to convert the Tread into a watchband. Leatherman was working in a similar concept, but they wanted their own watch and needed to get the interface right so that the watch face wouldn't be scratched or broken while using the tool heads.

The links of the TREAD band are made from 17-4 stainless steel. The watch itself is Swiss-made with a quartz movement. It features time and date and has a rotation unidirectional diver’s bezel, shock resistant sapphire crystal, glow-in-the-dark hour markers and hands (stainless only). A link tool fits into a recess at the rear of the watch.

The watchband comes with six links with the following tools:
-3/32″ Screwdriver
-6mm Hex Drive
-4mm Hex Drive
-#3 Square Drive
-#1 Square Drive
-Pozi-Driv #3.

Three more interchangeable links are included:
-8mm Box Wrench
-Pozi-Driv #2
-11mm Box Wrench.

It is water resistant up to 200 meters, TSA-friendly, and adjustable both in link choices and wristband size in 1/4″ and 1/2″ increments. The clasp can also adjust by 1/8 inch. It comes in stainless steel and black and with a five-year battery warranty, two-year movement warranty, and 25-year band warranty.

www.leatherman.com

Hazard 4 – GTM Model Heavy Water Diver Tritium Watch

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

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Hazard 4 has expanded their line of Heavy Water Diver watches to include the new GMT variant. This new model features a daylight ring, in addition to an additional hand for tracking a second time zone. The watch case itself is made of titanium, and the watch comes with tritium indicators, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass, a battery life of 2-2.5 years, and a depth rating of 300 meters.

GMT

Aside from the colorway above, the Heavy Water Diver GMT can also be had in Black Case/White GMT, Bead Blasted Case/White GMT, Black Case/Yellow GMT, and Black case/Earth GMT

www.hazard4.com/watches/heavy-water-diver-ti-g-y-kw

Rockwell Features Camouflage Patterned Watches

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Utah’s Rockwell watch brand has introduced watches in Kryptek and MultiCam camouflage patterns which are applied to Rockwell’s Coliseum model.

A multifunction digital watch, the Coliseum features: dual time zone, chronograph with 50-lap memory, countdown timer, and 8 alarms. Case construction is ABS, and band is made of PU. The stadium-style bezel helps protect the lens from scratching.

Features:
Construction: ABS Case/PU Band
Case Size: 49mm
Multifunction Digital
Crystal: PMMA
Water Resist: 100m
Four Buttons
Two Time Zones
Stopwatch with 50 Lap Memory
Countdown Timer
8 Alarms

Kryptek

MultiCam

store.rockwelltime.com

SPARTANAT – Gear Made in in Germany: Tactical Watches by BOMBFROG

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

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Dirk a German Navy EOD Technician (Masterchief). His passion are watches. The result is BOMBFROG. He offers small charges of tactical and reliable watches for every mission. We talked to Dirk Assmann about BOMBFROG.

SPARTANAT: Dirk you are an active duty Navy EOD soldier, in civil life BOMBFROG. How did you started making military watches?

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Dirk Assmann: I am an Navy EOD Technician since 21 years now and before I joined the Navy I was a big fan of pratical watches. After I finished dive school I got a IWC Porsche Design issued. A watch I had to use. Technically a complete desaster. It looked pretty, but keeping the time was not possible. As a dive supervisor I am responsible for my men. If my watch or I fail during dive operations or demolition, dead will be around. I needed an accurate watch and started making my own. This lead us to our brand.

SPARTANAT: What is characteristic for a good watch?

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Dirk Assmann: You need to make a difference. Watches for land based operations need different functions than watches for dive operations. The perfect watch on the ground is a digital watch with a lot of useful tools. As a survival specialist you learn a lot at that school, but being country side as an civilian guy, you would love to have a compass, altimeter, count down or stopp watch function. At dive operations you don´t need all of that. You need a watch with a clean face and good lighting. You need to rely on the accuracy even in dark water

SPARTANAT: What models does BOMBFROG offer? What is your target group of customers?

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Dirk Assmann: We get new watch models from year to year. We are very proud of that fact that we still grow, even that we are a small family operated business. You can view all our watches on our website. This year we made our first digital watch (DW-15). The response on that watch is awesome. Our target group service men and women who work in the Law and enforcement, Security or military branch. We also focus on outdoor and dive addicted people, who are looking for an affordable reliable watch.

SPARTANAT: You customize your watches. Who is wearing BOMBFROG watches?

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Dirk Assmann: We personalize watches for our customers. This starts with the case color, goes over the face style and ends with a personalized case back. The biggest numbers on personalized watches are sold to different SWAT, police and military units around the world. As an example I can tell that we delivered to US Navy Seals, US Navy EOD Technician, SWE Army EOD, BEL Army EOD, SEK Berlin, Kampfschwimmer, Minentaucher, MEK Hamburg.
It is important to know, that this sold watches were not ordered officially by the governments. They were ordered by members of the units.

SPARTANAT: In private: What are you wearing yourself? What is the mother of all tactic watches?

Dirk Assmann: I am switching between 2 watches. During my day to day work I wear the DW-15. If I do my job in 150 feet deep water, I wear my BT25 version 4, because I need a watch I can rely on for 100% .

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Name: Dirk Assmann
Alter: 43 years old
Job: Minentaucher (Navy EOD Technician)
Family: Married, 4 kids
Hobbys: Eishockey / Inline Skaterhockey

BOMBFROG in the INTERNET: www.bombfrog.eu

SPARTANAT: spartanat.com

PDW Teams Up with RESCO Instruments for Dive Watch Collaboration

Friday, September 16th, 2016

SPD Edition RESCO UDT Dive Watch

In collaboration with Coronado, CA based RESCO Instruments; Prometheus Design Werx will be releasing their exclusive edition of the RESCO UDT Dive Watch model under their Special Projects Division marque. PDW’s Special Projects Division is tasked with handling special product collaborations, limited editions to experimental projects. The SPD Edition RESCO UDT is a pure, purpose driven design, and a precision instrument for today’s modern adventurers and explorers who may find themselves in any environment whether under the Sea, in the Air, or on Land. The heart of this dive watch is the tried and true Swiss ETA 2824 self-winding mechanical movement, housed in a 316L stainless steel billet case, a domed sapphire crystal with an inner AR anti-reflection coating, and depth rated to 30 ATM / 300 M.

The SPD Edition RESCO UDT Dive Watch comes packaged in an Underwater Kinetics case, a NATO-style nylon strap, test certs, and individually serial numbered. Unique to this edition is the PDW Underwater Exploration Team (UET) Kraken with Trident logo on the dial and exclusive orange sweep.

The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“There is something that feels true and unique about a timepiece whose heart is a self-winding mechanical movement. It speaks to a long tradition of precision and manufacturing by a purely mechanical means. This watch does not rely on, nor will it ever need batteries to function, just your force of action day in and day out. ”

RESCO Instruments describes their watch:
“Made for the currents of the littoral zone, the RESCO UDT diver is comfortable in any setting. The UDT is made for action. With the addition of baton style “stick” markers and a solid bezel index design, the RESCO UDT offers up a classic look to your next demolition dive or cocktail party.”

The SPD Edition RESCO UDT Dive Watch will retail for $2195.00 and a limited qty will be available for purchase on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 @ 3:00pm PST via their website, prometheusdesignwerx.com. Additional pieces will be built and completed in about 10-15 business days after the first initial release.

ORSM – Timex Ironman GPS Watch

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Timex has introduced a new GPS enabled watch to their Ironman line. The watch will offer real-time pace, speed and distance along with download of data and recharge via USB. The price? $99.95.

Offered in Black or White with various interchangeable strap options.

www.timex.com

ORSM – Casio G-Shock Mudmaster

Monday, August 8th, 2016

The new G-Shock Mudmaster was designed specifically for use in a muddy environment. Obviously, its water resistant to 200m but they’ve also incorporated multiple gaskets on the pipes that guide buttons and shafts.  Additionally, it offers their twin sensor technology for the compass and thermometer.

www.gshock.com

Smith & Bradley goes Full Circle To Change The Tactical Watch Game

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

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Winter Park, Florida, July 11, 2016 – The evolution of the outdoor and tactical watch is upon us. The roll-out of the SANS-13 Evolution on Kickstarter is going to make some serious waves in the watch world. Smith & Bradley went back to the drawing board with the SANS-13 lead by watch designer/engineer Jerommie Smith and input from their customers across the outdoor and tactical community. Smith & Bradley developed the best engineered watch in the marketplace with the industries BEST ILLUMINATION technology–period

The illumination technology is set to be on par with tritium with a powerful glow lasting for at least 6-8 hours in darkness. The polymer used for illumination was once a “Lume Tube” is now a “Lume Plate” for way more power and much longer glow. The Polymer Lume Plates are sure to shake up the tactical watch market.

Other Technical Features include:

  • A Ronda Swiss 505 Quartz Movement, 1 Jewel, 45 month Battery Life
  • Crystal: Sapphire with Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Case: 4mm, 316L Stainless Steel
  • Caseback: 316L Stainless Steel
  • Bracelet: 24mm, 316 Stainless Steel Screw Bar for each link
  • Crown: 7mm with Inner Seal
  • Crown Tube: Dual O-Ring Seal
  • Dial: Sandwich Dial with Polymer Lume Plate Background
  • Hands: Lume Plate integrated into hands
  • Oh Yeah, you can back it now for $250.00 on Kickstarter. Luminox should be nervous.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/267350314/sans-13-evolution-watch-by-smithandbradley