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Warriors Heart Announces Collaboration with MTM|Watch for Limited Series Timepiece Collection

Friday, November 20th, 2020

Bandera, TX – November 20, 2020 – Warriors Heart, a private treatment facility providing care for addiction and chemical dependency & PTSD for active military, veterans, law enforcement and first responders, has announced a collaboration with MTM | Watch, the leading manufacturer of sophisticated, tactical and military watches worldwide, to offer a limited-edition series of the MTM Warrior timepiece, benefiting the Warriors Heart Foundation.

Available exclusively at www.mtmwatch.com/warriors-heart, this collection of timepieces is seamlessly connected to the wearer, and those supported by Warriors Heart’s facility. Celebrating Law Enforcement, Fire Rescue, Military and First Responders, each version of the timepiece will feature the Warriors Heart logo in one of four colors, representing the hero communities cared for by the facility (Red, Orange, Green and Blue).

MTM has promised 40% of the proceeds from each purchase will go directly to the Warriors Heart Foundation, where they will be used to subsidize the cost of treatment for a Warrior or First Responder in need. The foundation is driven solely through the donations of others, supporting programs that address the unmet needs of suffering servicemen and women and give individuals and communities the tools to become self-sufficient.

“MTM proudly stands by the efforts of the Warriors Heart Foundation to support programs that address the unmet needs of suffering service men and women (Military, Veterans and First Responders). From chemical dependency and PTSD treatment, to service dogs and arts and culture classes, these programs give individuals and communities the tools to become self-sufficient warriors long after the support ends,” stated MTM Founder, Joe Casis.

The Warriors Heart Edition Watches are American-made and feature tritium gas-filled tubes on the index and hands. The watch movement is swiss-made Ronda quartz and the dial is made of a carbon fiber compound that is similar to the quality used by NASA. With sapphire glass crystal, along with a 316L solid stainless steel or titanium case, band bezel and locking screw down crown, the Warrior is a truly rugged , unique and durable watch you can depend on.

“Teaming with MTM to offer the Warriors Heart Limited Edition Time Piece, allows us to celebrate two very powerful entities, the Heroes of our nation, and an American made company to celebrates those who give it all, “stated Warriors Heart co-founder, Tom Spooner. “MTM’s innovative designs and styles are a true parallel to the lives of those Warriors Heart works to provide care for. We are honored to partner with such a selfless organization, who truly understands what it means to give back to the heroes.”

Available now through www.mtmwatch.com/warriors-heart the Warriors Heart Warrior timepiece is the perfect addition to your collection; all while making a difference in the lives of our warriors and their families.

Brigantes Presents – Elliot Brown Watches – the Ultimate Off Grid Watch?  

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

We are pleased to announce that we are now one of the few trusted global distributors for Elliot Brown Watches to the military. Brigantes have such a strong relationship with the team at Elliot Brown, as they are industry leaders in the development of new technologies in watch design and applying these innovations to their collections.

The Holton Professional range has been designed specifically for the military user. Incredibly, it has been depth tested to an unbelievable 1921m! Furthermore, developments with their Automatic Holton range, (a battery free watch) has been a real game changer.

See below a press release from Elliot Brown.

Some things are just meant to be.

The Holton Professional instantly won hearts and minds like no other watch we’ve created, hitting all the right notes with a no-nonsense approach to life, full-on military credibility, easy to wear sizing and durability beyond question.

Making an automatic version with all of the Holton’s tech spec fully in tact was one of the easiest decisions we’ve ever made. If you’re not familiar with watch terminology, ‘automatic’ is a collective term used to describe a self-winding, spring powered watch with what’s known as a mechanical movement rather than a quartz one powered by a battery.  It can be hand wound by turning the crown (the winder) or simply worn where the motion of your wrist causes a semi-circular rotor to rotate, winding the spring automatically – hence the name.  The movement we selected is a reliable workhorse, the NH35, and once housed inside our bespoke movement shield, suspended inside a toughened, waterproof and shock resistant stainless case, it’s fit for just about anything you care to throw at it.

So many automatics find themselves in watch winders or hidden inside a drawer for fear of damage during more active or risky activities or as a result of their cost of acquisition… not this one. It’s designed to be worn every day and never taken off, no matter what.

With specialist military development and the most arduous testing already under the Holton’s belt, it has to the ultimate off grid watch.  No battery to change every few years, these models are human powered so they’ll go and go with nothing more than an occasional wash for at least 10 years (but of course we can replace and service any component should you wish to have yours fettled by our in-house Horologists).  That’s the beauty of any Elliot Brown watch; we can keep it on your wrist for as many years as you wish to wear it.

The only discernible difference between auto and quartz Holton models is the deeper case back needed to house the deeper mechanical workings of the automatic movement.

Every Holton up to this point has been finished in a gorgeously technical, dark matt PVD gunmetal finish. PVD stands for Particle Vapour Deposition, the name given to the coating which has a hardness rating of 1200HV (stainless steel is about 300-400HV) and a fascinating fact is that one of our watches takes 12 hours to take on a full coat that meets our standards, which is roughly twice the industry ‘norm’ in terms of thickness so it’ll never be an issue. Particles bombard the watch case, impregnating the surface of the 316L marine grade stainless steel and build up to a point where there’s a rock hard shell. If we made the layer any thicker, the case would begin to loose the crisp definition we work so hard to engineer in.  If you’ve had a watch in the past with a PVD coating that scratched off easily, our’s don’t do that, in fact we have never had to replace a coated case.

High grip hobnail knurling on crown and timing bezel

Sorry, we went all technical for a moment there… the real reason for mentioning Gunmetal PVD is that the Holton Automatic is also available in two other stunning finishes.  The first is natural stainless steel but instead of brushing or polishing it, we vapour blast it with tiny particles (like sand blasting) to create the most incredibly fine matt finish that’s almost cast aluminium silver-grey in colour. With the pale grey-green Superluminova dial and bezel detailing hailing from the same colour family as the case, the result is literally stunning. Simple wins. It’s technical, easy on the eye, slightly less ‘military’ and it just so happens to work perfectly with our heritage webbing straps that lend it a field watch vibe.

The Holton Auto 101-A12-N10 uses gorgeous aged PVD bronze applied to a finely brushed case that oozes warmth with subtlety that doesn’t shout look at me. Instead it’s discreet, tasteful and oh so cool, with the look of something more vintage yet with the clean aesthetic of a modern classic.

The desert grey webbing strap is a thing of beauty too. A technical slice of fabric designed to stand the test of time with ultimate comfort. Every single thread of its finely woven finish made to our exacting standards on a Victorian loom.  It’s colour sits between brown and grey and works with pretty much anything, much like a leather strap would but with heaps more durability and fitted with our matching bronze PVD patented clamp buckle.

It’s a hard decision choosing between them, but whichever you choose, each Holton Automatic is unmistakable as an ‘Elliot Brown’ which has become a right of passage in some circle.

The ultimate off grid watch?

We’ll let you be the judge of that 10 years from now when your watch can tell a few stories of it’s own.”

For more information contact: [email protected]

Or visit the website Brigantes.com

Garmin HRM-Dual

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

If you’re looking for a replacement heart monitor for use with your Garmin device check out the HRM-Dual. It transmits via ANT+ connectivity and BLUETOOTH Low Energy technology.

The HRM-Dual is waterproof to 1 atmosphere. The battery lasts up to 3.5 years and the soft strap is removable and washable.

buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/649059

DSPTCH – Fidlock Watch Strap

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

DSPTCH has introduced their Fidlock Watch Strap, which naturally enough uses a magnetic Fidlock as a clasp.

The herringbone nylons straps are Black, Coyote, Olive, MultiCam, Burnt Orange and Safety Orange.

Even cooler, you can get them as complete straps or just shirt or long sides so you can mix and match colors.

Offered in both 20 and 22mm widths, in S/M and L/XL lengths, so they’ll fit your Apple Watch as well as most wrists.

www.dsptch.com/products/fidlock-watch-strap-20mm

Victorinox – I.N.O.X. Carbon Limited Edition Watch

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Featuring a carbon fiber case, the Swiss-made I.N.O.X. watch incorporates a glow-in-the-dark SuperLuminova dial and comes with a Camouflage design survival paracord strap, two additional straps (one military NATO, one black rubber) and protective compass bumper.

It comes with an Evolution 23 pocket knife. There are only 1500 of this limited edition watch worldwide.

www.swissarmy.com/us/en/Products/Watches/Men%27s-Watches/I-N-O-X-Carbon-Limited-Edition

Ventum Gear Introduces New Pattern for Watch Bands

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Ventum Gear’s New Hawaiian pattern for their watch bands features foliage and an old school pinup.

Currently available for the Apple Watch, coming soon to Garmin smart GPS watches.

www.ventumgear.com/en

MTM | Watch Launches New Website & Introduces Newest Timepiece to Collection

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Los Angeles – September 16, 2020 – MTM WATCH, known for its value-laden watches designed with unparalleled accuracy and engineered to withstand extreme conditions, has announced it has launched a new website. The site, which is live now, features a sleek, user-friendly design, combining simple navigation and detailed product information.

The new website, www.mtmwatch.com, is compatible with web browsers and mobile devices and has been designed specifically to enhance the customer experience by using richer online content and an option to share information across major social media sites.

Joe Casis, MTM’s President and Founder stated, “MTM strives to maintain an unwavering level of perfection with every product that goes out the door; this site will further demonstrate our ongoing commitment to provide premium solutions for customers who expect and demand quality.”

The new site includes an option for visitors to sign up for latest news; which will preview new and forthcoming products, special offers, and much more. In addition to the more comprehensive and user-friendly appeal, the new site will also feature a blog and social media feed, keeping visitors connected to the latest news from MTM |Watch.

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Los Angeles – September 16, 2020 – MTM WATCH, known for its value-laden watches designed with unparalleled accuracy and engineered to withstand extreme conditions, has announced the release of its newest timepiece, the Oconus. Elegant in design, this Limited-Edition timepiece is built with optimum performance and exceptional reliability in mind.

Presented in titanium, the Oconus’ cases come in 44mm and 42mm, are available in brushed silver or black DLC coating and expose a brass or carbon fiber dial in the center (with three colors to choose from), with hands treated with Super-LumiNova. The automatic – recalibrated Mayota 9100 day/date power reserve indicator displays a 24-hour subdial at 6:00, day of the week at 9:00, month at 3:00 date window at 5:00, and power reserve indicator at 12:00.

The Oconus is the first MTM timepiece to feature a leather band, and the simplicity of the design demonstrates that this watch is intended to be more refined than its predecessors. Donning a dome sapphire crystal, anti-reflective and scratch resistant with ultraviolet protective coating that sits up from the case.

The Oconus models are limited to 1000 pieces in total, 700 in Black DLC Coating and 300 in Silver. As is the case with every MTM timepiece, each watch comes in its own watertight tactical case, that echoes the precision and reliability of each of the watches.

Specs
Case – Solid Titanium with exhibit case-back sapphire glass
Dial – Brass or Carbon Fiber (3 colors to choose from)
Hands – Luminous – Super LumiNova
Dimensions – 44mm or 42mm width (without crown) x 14mm height
Movement – Automatic – recalibrated Mayota 9100 Day/Date Power Reserve
Bezel – Outer Fixed
Band – Leather
Glass – Dome thick Sapphire Crystal; Scratch Resistant, Anti-Reflective Multi- Layers Coated UV
Finish – Black True DLC, or Brushed Silver
Water Resistance – 200 Meters (660 Feet)
Limited Edition – Each Watch Individually Numbered (limited to 1000 watches Manufactured)

Available now on the MTM website, www.mtmwatch.com, the Oconus is an incredible timepiece to add to any collection.

SCUBAPRO Sunday – The Aladin A2 Dive Watch

Sunday, July 26th, 2020

The new SCUBAPRO A2 dive watch was developed for all levels of divers, from beginners to advanced, technical and working divers. The A2 offers full timekeeping functions and a Sport mode. When it’s time to go diving, the A2 provides everything an advanced recreational diver wants and everything a technical diver needs. It starts with wireless air integration that monitors tank pressure and provides true remaining bottom time. The digital tilt-compensated compass offers easy navigation underwater or on the surface. The A2 lets you choose from six Dive Modes, including Trimix and CCR, and because it’s designed with Human Factor Diving, it incorporates cutting edge biometrics that enables you to live your life in dive mode. Whatever type of diving you do, the A2 is ready to go there with you.

With advanced, technical, CCR, and freedivers in mind, Smart technology wireless air-integration can handle multiple transmitters. Optional air-integration monitors tank pressure and provides true remaining bottom time (RBT) calculations based on the workload from breathing (transmitter sold separately). The Heart rate monitor records your heartbeat and skin temperature (with SCUBAPRO HRM Belt only; sold separately) that can be factored into the decompression calculation along with workload. Digital tilt-compensated 3D compass allows for easy navigation. Predictive Multi-Gas ZH-L16 ADT MB algorithm accommodates eight gases (21-100% O2) plus two in CCR mode. PDIS (Profile Dependent Intermediate Stops) calculates an intermediate stop based on N2 loading, current, and previous dives and breathing mixes for safer diving. Microbubble levels let you adjust the level of conservatism in the algorithm to match your experience level, age, and physical conditioning.

Multiple Dive Modes: Scuba, Gauge, Apnea, Trimix, side mount, CCR. Sport mode offers sport-related functions like a swim stroke counter, activity counter (pedometer), and stopwatch. High-resolution matrix display with large numbers is easy to read underwater, even in adverse conditions. Lightweight design is so comfortable on the wrist you won’t want to take it off. Intuitive menu and four-button controls make it easy to navigate through the system. Bluetooth Low Energy interface lets you download dives to any iOS or Android device or PC/Mac. Firmware can be user-updated by going to scubapro.com. Power is provided by a standard CR2450 battery that is rated for up to two years/300 dives. The computer’s maximum operating depth is 394′ (120m) and is altitude adjustable from sea level to approximately 13,300′ (4,000m). Included with the computer are a protection foil, quick card, arm strap extension, read first (the user manual is available online)—optional equipment: transmitter, heart rate belt.

SCUBAPRO Aladin A2 Dive Watch Wrist Computer:

• Compactness & Convenience of Wrist-Style Dive Computer

• Versatile Wristwatch-Style Computer: Worn-On-the-Surface As-Well-As-Underwater

• Full Timekeeping Functions, 6-Dive Modes Plus Sport Mode

• Features & Functions Enable You to Excel-In-Your Sport

• Everything Advanced Recreational Divers Want, & Everything Technical Divers Need

Optional:

Wireless Air Integration Monitors Tank Pressure & Provides True Remaining Bottom Time (RBT)

• Digital Tilt-Compensated 3D Compass Allows for Easy Navigation, Underwater & On Land

• Algorithm: Predictive Multi-Gas ZH-L16 ADT MB

• Accommodates 8-Gases (21-100% O2) Plus 2-In CCR Mode

Intuitive Menu System:
Clearly Marked Button Controls
Easy to Access & Understand All Functions
Just-the-Right Balance of Topside Features, Underwater Functions & Ease of Use
4-Button Controls
Easy to Navigate Thru-System

• Quickly Becomes an Integral Part of Your Diving Life & Everyday Life-As-Well

PDIS (Profile Dependent Intermediate Stops):

Calculates Intermediate Stop

Based-On N2 Loading

Current & Previous Dives

Breathing Mixes for Better Diving

• Microbubble Levels Let You Adjust Level of Conservatism In Algorithm
• Multiple Dive Modes: Scuba, Gauge, Apnea, Trimix, Side Mount, CCR
• Sport Mode: Sport-Related Functions, Swim Stroke Counter, Stopwatch Can-Be-Activated