We all know that some of the toughest watches on the planet are police issue and military watches. They offer certain features that normal men’s watches can’t match. Those features make them desired timepieces for the outdoor and indoor man alike.
Here are some things to look for in a watch of this type:
o Night Vision – the good ones offer perfect night vision. Some military watches will glow for 25 years even if never exposed to light. That’s because they utilize H3 tritium technology allowing them to be easy to read in low light conditions or even darkness;
o Durability – stay clear of watches made of flimsy materials. Look for a watch whose case, body and strap are made of titanium…titanium provides extreme durability;
o Precision Chronograph Movement – a good military watch will display hour, minute and second hands. There’s nothing more annoying than not being able to know precise times when it matters. That’s why all good law enforcement and military agency watches show time down to the second;
o Water Resistant – expect the watch to be able to hold up to harsh outdoor weather. It isn’t much good if it stops ticking the moment a speck of rain hits it face! Insist that it be water resistant to a depth of 100 meters (about 328 feet);
o Swiss Components – look for the watch to be made of top quality Swiss Components. “Swiss components” are Swiss engineered but may be actually assembled outside of Switzerland… for example overseas. Looking for a Swiss component watch ensures high quality coupled with low cost; and last but not least…
o Good Looks – while insisting on the above features for your military tough watch, it’s nice if it can do a “night on the town” as well. A good one can do double duty… indoors or out…daytime or nighttime.
A military watch with the above features will provide you with many years of dependable timekeeping.
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