ArmourLite Professional : Pro Blue Automatic [Ships in: 2-3 days]
Product DescriptionArmourlite, the first SHATTER proof scratch proof HIGH IMPACT tritium dial lighted watch made to withstand the abuse of the tactical profession. Designed originally for the MIL / LEO community they are extremely durable in all types of conditions. No more broken or badly scratched crystals. No more having to shine a flashlight to see the time. These watches are equipped with fresh bright tritium gas that lights up all day and night without any external power source. Quality movements assure the accuracy of time and the reliability you need while on the job. The Japanese Citizen Miyota 8215 automatic movement in the Pro Blue is widely recognized as one of, if not the, most durable automatic movements available. Large 3mm crowns makes it very easy to change the time. These bad boys are made from heavy grade stainless steel with a special Black PVD coating for extreme durability. Every watch is at least 100m water resistant and backed by a no nonsense 2 year warranty from ArmourLite. These are the toughest tactical tritium analog watches made anywhere in the world today.
What makes this watch better than other tritium tactical watches?
In short, they're built tough enough that you can run them over with a 22 ton truck. No, we're not kidding.
What makes them scratch proof / shatter proof / impact proof?
ArmourLite worked with a specialty glass manufacturer that produced shatter-proof high impact glass and was able to modify this technology to work with the ArmourLite watch design. To further dampen any impact they designed a rubber retaining ring within which the glass sits to absorb any shock. Essentially, it's not just the glass / crystal, the entire watch was designed to be virtually bullet proof.
Ok, so the glass is tough, what about the case?
ArmourLite had the watch case manufactured using the highest and toughest steel combinations to create the super tough case that could be well… literally run over by a 22 ton fire truck.
It can't really be that tough, can it?
Considering that it uses a virtually scratch proof glass and PVD coated steel to encase the Swiss Made quartz movement, it's going to hold up to almost anything.
What's the deal with the H3 tritium illumination?
The major difference between tritium and the Superluminova used in most watches is that tritium doesn't have to be "charged", whereas Luminova and its other versions have to be "charged" by a light source in order to glow. In other words, tritium doesn't fade at all over the course of a night. Superluminova will last roughly 1 to 5 hours, depending on how much of the material is applied and how full “charged” it is while tritium lighting will last well over 12-25 years. Another difference is how bright the different illumination substances are. Tritium tends to be less bright when compared to a freshly charged Superluminova application but while the Superluminova will dim noticeably over the first few minutes of darkness tritium will stay light at the same intensity for years. Of course, this can vary depending on how much tritium is in the tube and how much Superluminova is applied. All ArmoutLite watches use the T25 GTLS system from MB Microtec which is currently the most advanced tritium illumination system available.
Why buy your ArmourLite from us or our local dealers?
Because we and our local dealers are authorized distributors (AD) of ArmoutLite watches. This means that every watch comes directly from ArmourLite with a full factory warranty unlike eBay or international internet dealers that only give you an "international warranty" which really means an in store warranty only. In addition, since our watches come straight from the manufacturer you'll never get old inventory that has been sitting on the shelf letting the battery run down. Not to mention our excellent customer service and product support you'll receive from us and our local dealers. That's right we evaluate, test and abuse everything we sell to make sure that it's something we can stand behind because let's be serious, you want gear you can count on and so do we.
Movement: Citizen Miyota 8215 Automatic
Special Features: Metal movement, repairable / power saving mechanism
Functions: 3 hands, Date
Water Resistance: Up to 10 atm / 100 meters / 300 feet
Hands: Red second hand, white minute and hour hand
Case Width: 45mm without crown
Case Thickness: 14mm
Case Material: PVD Steel
Case-back: PVD Steel
Crystal: Proprietary scratch-proof / impact-proof / shatter-proof glass
Crown: At 3 o'clock, screwed, double o-ring
Bezel: Unidirectional racheting black coated bezel
Strap: Stainless PVD coated bracelet in 22mm, security buckle and logo / Rubber strap
Warranty: 2 year no nonsense manufacturer warranty