Monday, August 24, 2009

Traser Ladyline?

In the world of Tritium watches a true LADIES watch is rare indeed. Sure there are some 3/4 models out there that are generally much larger than most woman want to wear and even those are hard to find. In general, a ladies Tritium watch is non existent. Granted not every woman in the world is clamoring for a ladies Tritium watch but there is definitely a market for it. Especially for woman in the medical profession, military and law enforcement to name a few. (And we get calls from people looking for a good ladies Tritium watch every day.)

So you can understand how excited I was to hear that Traser, makers of nice quality Tritium watches, was making an entire line of Ladies watches! This was something the watch industry was in dire need of and Traser was poised to take full advantage.

Unfortunately, they really dropped the ball. At least in terms of "Ladies" watches. Don't get me wrong, the "Ladyline" by Traser has some Fantastic Models, Great Quality, New Attractive Designs and features you want. So you are asking yourself, If everything is so good, what's the problem? The problem is that the watches are too big. Full size actually! That's right, full size mens watches. In fact, many of them are the same watches they already make. They just simply "Repainted" them and stamped them with "Ladyline" on the label. Take a look at some of the side by side comparisons.

These are the EXACT same watches as the "men's" counterpart. Just with different color combinations/bands.

Literally no difference at all. Same watch, same size, same features. Seems like a copout to me. If you are going to make a ladies line of watches, then make some new watches. Not just repaint the men's watches.

Now to be fair they did develop some legitimately new models (one pictured below). These are great looking models! Some even using PINK Tritium, which is a fantastic touch. And with these being ALL NEW designs, surely they made them an appropriate size, right? Nope, sorry. These models are even BIGGER than the largest mens watch they make. Just how big? 44mm on average. (Most of the mens line is 40mm-42mm).

Of course, I realize that these are Swiss designed watches and as long as we are being objective, you need to have all the facts. Over in Europe ladies are wearing much larger watches then they are here in the USA. In fact, it is not unusual to see a ladies watch push the 50mm barrier... in Europe, but unfortunately we have not quite gotten there here in the USA. So what does this mean for ladies here in the USA looking for a Tritium watch? It looks like you're going to have to continue to wait. The Ladyline from Traser is not the answer to the average consumer here in the States.

So, in the mean time, What do we do with the "Ladyline"? Easy, sell them for what they are. New mens models. (and a few LARGE ladies models) Because aside from the Pink and Blue models, every one of these look quite sharp and could easily be worn by men.

So those looking for some new styles, you're in luck. Those looking for new "ladies" watches, you may need to pass on this one. I just don't think America is ready for these watches just yet.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The New Kid on the Block

Can you tell we like Tritium watches? Well, we do. And today, there is a new kid on the block. H3 Tactical has brought out an entry level model poised to steal the thunder from the competition. The ALL NEW Sniper Lightweight Special Ops Series.

You've seen similar watches from other companies, but the Sniper beats them all feature for feature. For example, this watch has the very lightweight carbon reinforced polyurethane case as do some others. But only the Sniper also has a full screw down crown for assured water resistance to 330 feet below sea level! And every Sniper model is equipped with an unusually hard and tough tempered crystal (900 Vickers instead of 500 Vickers). The watch also has a stainless steel screw down case back.

You get all of this plus Color Tritium Illumination Combinations (Pictured below), Professional Military Grade Watch and a Swiss Jeweled Quartz Watch Movement. All for LESS than the competition!!! These watches are currently selling for about $199.00 (Reg. $295.00). That is about $20-$40 less than the competition from some of the other companies out there.

Now, Yes, there are some other Tritium watches out there for less. Some of them are quite good. But "pound for pound" you are gonna be hard pressed to find a better watch at the same price.

Have you been looking at getting into Tritium Watch? Don't want to spend too much money? Checking out the entry level options trying to find the best watch for the Price? If the answer to any of those questions were YES, then you really need to take a look at the Sniper Lightweight Special Ops Series. It really is one of the best values currently available on the market today.

For more Details, Photos and Information head over to Gem of the Day or Time4Tritium

Monday, August 3, 2009

Traser Aviator Bestmann 25 Jewel Automatic Watch

The Traser Aviator Bestmann is one of the best watches available in the Traser Tritium Watch Line.

Traser starts off be using one of the finest ETA Swiss 25 Jewel Automatic movement. Then encases this movement within a beautifully crafted retro design stainless steel case. the case itself is wonderfully designed and finished out beautifully from top to bottom. In fact, every part of this watch was well thought out and wonderfully produced.

Next we move to the dial which pays homage to Bücker Aeroplanes, featuring a special logo on the left side of the dial. Then top it all off with a Genuine Sapphire Crystal top and bottom (Exhibition case back).

The Traser Aviator Bestmann rivals the finest prestige Swiss watches and, frankly, beats them all. That's because, of all the most honored Swiss Automatic Watches, only Traser offers the incredible WHITE TRITIUM Trigalight® illumination. H3 mb-microtec is the only manufacturer of White Tritium Gas Tubes in the world, and they are simply not available to any other manufacturer.

The entire Aviator Collection has been created by Traser in homage to the great Bücker Aeroplanes. Pioneers in aviation, Bücker aircraft were among the finest and most innovative ever built. Traser is honoring that tradition with this fine series of watches.

Caseback of the Traser Bestmann features the individual number of the watch in the series of 200.The Bücker Bestmann was the last Bücker aeroplane built. It was a single engine plane with an enclosed cabin and a single low wing design. It was one of the finest aerobatic planes of its day. Many consider the legendary Bü 181 Bestmann one of the finest aircraft ever built.

Traser is crafting each individually made Aviator Bestmann with that same attention of quality, innovation and design excellence. World wide production is limited to just 200 pieces and each Bestmann is numbered on the case back with its own number out of the 200 pieces. In addition the watch comes in a wooden collector's case that has the Bestmann Seal Certificate, bearing the same number out of the series of 200.

The watch is fitted with an exhibition back so the owner can view the workings of the fine ETA movement. And the watch is equipped with a compass style bezel which can rotate to assist in locating directions, sundial navigation and map reading. A cream colored retro designed dial bearing the Bücker logo completes the design of the watch.

For more information, photos and purchasing information head over here - Gem of the Day, TopFlightWatches or Time 4 Tritium.