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looking for a new tritium watch

Discussion in 'Watches' started by toddtheknifegeek, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. toddtheknifegeek

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    I have a Traser Navigator. Love it, can't seem to get it off my wrist. Want something a little nicer/less tactical looking for edc. Want 200m water resistant. Nothing in the Traser line really jumps off the page at me. Only company I know of that fits the bill is Ball, but I don't have the Ball kind of cash. Anyone suggest something in the middle of the two?
     
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  3. milox

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    I'm love Traser watches,
    I rotate beetween two models, tactical and casual, both 200m, with saphire crystals.
    Sadly the Super sport silver model was discontinued a few year ago, but you can still find them online.
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  4. Cobra 6 Actual

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    I have the Smith and Wesson one (cheap but, for the money, not a bad watch) and a dressier Luminox 1822. The Luminox watchface is 45 mm and it has a metal band. Some people love Luminox; some hate it. I can only tell you my experience with this watch has been very, very good.
     
  5. senfinger

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    Is the tritium becoming stricter? I know H&K recently stopped using it recently- Haven't checked Ebay lately but I know there was a lot of sources there.
     
  6. TuffWriter

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    Most manufacturers use the same source for their tritium vials.

    Take a look at the TAWATEC watches, very nice Swiss tactical watch. The Titanium is available in black PVD and raw Ti.

    http://www.tuffwriter.com/tabtiqubl.html
     
  7. senfinger

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    That is nice looking! It seems as they are becoming more rare though.

     
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    What is your price range?

    By far the best non-tactical tritium watches are Ball.

    Not cheap, but you get what you pay for. They start aroud $950.

    Very shock resistant (5K Gs) , water resistant 100m to 300m depending on the line.

    http://www.ballwatchusa.com/
     
  10. Russ Prechtl

    Russ Prechtl EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    +1 for Luminox! I've had a stainless-banded model with a stainless face for 10 years now and it's the best I've ever had. The crystal is scratch free (I'm hard on things) and it's still on the original battery. The tritium hands show extremely well after dark. If I lost mine now, I would literally jump in my truck and head straight to a dealer to get another one.
     
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    I just got a Ball like this for Christmas and love it. Ball are the best in this market IMO.

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    Congrats!! I have been lusting after a Ball watch for awhile now.
     
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    Traser and Luminox are well known for their watches with Tritium vials. Have a Luminox myself and am pleased with it (using it while exercising or some less "subtle" chores around the house ;)
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    They have some "less tactical" watches in their new collection I see..but they do have 20atm WR, AR coated sapphire. Not cheap though...

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    I really like my Marathon TSAR and JSAR. Never had a problem, keep great time, good at night.
     
  16. TuffWriter

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    Finally figured out how to take lume shots of tritium watches:

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    I have two Luminox watches - one I've had for almost nine years. Like 2Dutch said, some models do look pretty tactical, but they are hard to beat for ruggedness.
     
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    I don't own an TaWaTec E.O. Diver, but the guys who own them on the boards on WUS enjoy wearing that model!


    However, I opted for their Black Titan Ti Diver with Blue Tubes. It's available in a Swiss Ronda (repariable) quartz or a SW200 Auto!


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    You don't find many listed (of either models) on the sales boards, so IMO that's saying something about owning one.

    Pops
     
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    Hi, newbie here -

    I've owned 3 Tritium watches:

    Ball Engineer Hyrdrocarbon Chrono
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    Marathon CSAR
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    Deep Blue T100 Pro Daynight
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    The Deep Blue is by far the brightest and cheapest of the 3 but has excellent build quality.
     
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