Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Watch Designed for the EMT

Whether working with the Fire Department, Police Department or any branch of the Armed Services, the EMT's (or Emergency Medical Technician's) job is often the toughest and most demanding profession of them all.  

EMTs often work under the most difficult of circumstances, in the tightest spaces and must perform their duties quickly and accurately if they are to save lives.  There simply is no room for compromise. 

H3 Tactical has created a Tritium Illuminated Watch especially for the EMT that, for the first time ever, uses four different colors of Tritium designed to help the EMT do his or her job.  More on the four color tritium design later.

Let's start firsr with the actual construction of the watch, case and strap.  To make a watch tough enough for use in the field, especially by the military, H3 Tactical started with their extremely popular S.W.A.T. watch.  This is the strongest, toughest watch H3 Tactical makes.  The case is entirely surgical, 316 grade, stainless steel.  The crystal is highly scratch resistant sapphire glass.  Both the crown and the case back screw down for maximum water tightness.  As a result the watch is water resistant to 660 feet below sea level.

Speaking of the crown it is repositioned on this watch from the traditional 3 o'clock position to the 10 o'clock position.  This increases wrist movement for both left handed and right handed wearers, The crown never impedes flexibility, never gouges the wrist or arm.

The Swiss Movement is a multi-jeweled Quartz Movement that is extremely accurate, shock resistant, and dependable.  Battery life is an amazing 42 months and there is a low power warning system to alert the EMT to change the battery weeks before any possible power failure.

To assist the EMT in evaluating a patient's condition quickly and accurately, H3 Tactical added a unidirectional 20 Heartbeat pulse meter bezel.  Instead of having to count heartbeats over a lengthy period of time and then multiple the number to the equivalent of a one minute timeframe, the EMT only needs to count 20 heartbeats from the zero position on the bezel and glance down to accurately determine the pulse rate. No mathematical computation is necessary.

This is a great tool for the EMT.  But what if the EMT is working in low light or total darkness, perhaps on the battlefield, during a power outage or other demanding set of circumstances?  That's where the four colors of tritium come into play.

As you can see to the right, the second hand and the 12 o'clock (or zero) markers have blaue tritium. This is the starting point for the 20 heartbeat count.  If the EMT reaches 20 heartbeats with the second hand in the orange, the heart is beating too rapidly.  If, however, the 20 count in in the green tritium area, that patient is in good condition with a pulse rate between 60 and 80 beats per minute.

It the 20 beat count falls into the lower orange range, the pulse rate is too low.  If it falls into the red, it is dangerously too low and immediate action is required.  This is a powerful too for the EMT.

As you might have already guessed, runners, cross trainers and all athletes also love the pulse meter on this watch.  Certainly everyone loves the strength and durability of this model.

And I'm going to be honest here, even the casual wearers love the color tritium display, it just looks fantastic!  The good news it that even if you are just a casual wearer, you can't purchase a better, tougher, more versatile or longer lasting watch.

We sell this watch on all three of our websites.  You can see additional pictures and get more information on our Gem of the Day website here ---> 

You can see all our Tritium Illuminated Watches for military, law enforcement and medical personnel on out Time 4 Tritium Website here --->

To see specialty watch for pilot's please visit our Top Flight Watches website here ----->

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Citizen Altichron

The Citizen Altichron is here and it's one of the best Citizen watches to come along in quite some time.  Citizen continues to produce highly technical watches that work fluidly and intuitively.  It an impressive ability and I give a lot of credit to the Citizen engineers.  It's one thing to make a watch with a lot of technical features like digital compass and altimeter but it's something else entirely to make it easy to use.  But that is exactly what Citizen has managed to do and it's the first thing that stood out to me when I first held the watch in my hands. 

The two main technical features of this watch are the Electronic Compass and Altimeter and each is as easy to use as the other.  One of the first things you'll notice is the two color coded buttons on the left side of the case.  One is orange and one is neon yellow.  Then on the face of the watch you will also notice two additional hands.  Once again, one is orange and one is neon yellow.  This is not a coincidence.  Each button corresponds with it's matching hands and automatically launches it's touted feature into action.

Pressing the orange button sends the watch into Compass Mode.  No fiddling required.  Press the orange button and the orange hand starts up and finds true north.  Simple, easy and fast.  No changing modes, no set-up, no fuss.  Just press and go.  Frankly, it's very impressive and intuitive to use.  The big large buttons also mean they are easy to use even if you are wearing gloves or other outdoor equipment.  This is truly a watch you could take into the field and use every day.  And once you are done simply press the orange button again and it goes back to normal.

So, how about the yellow button?  You guessed it.  It operates the other main function, the Altimeter.  And just like the Compass, it's every bit as easy and intuitive to use.  This time by pushing the yellow button, the watch's Altimeter function comes to life and once again does so without any complications.  One press of the button sets the yellow hand in motion and comes to rest on the current elevation displayed by the yellow numbers on the dial.  Simple, easy and efficient.

The watch also features Citizen's now famous light powered technology (Eco-Drive) and come in a variety of light-weight Titanium cases.  Model BN5030-06E is solid Titanium in the standard finish (pictured in the top image) and Model BN5035-02F has a black IP finish.  Both models come standard with a Rubber Strap.  No metal bracelet is available at this time.  Each watch is also 200 Meter Water Resistant and comes with a Power Reserve Indicator on the dial.

Retail pricing starts at $850 for the standard Titanium model and $995 for the Black IP model.  Sale prices are much lower and right now we have a special Summer Citizen Sale going on to make these deals even better!  Simply visit us at one of our sites and enter the Code: Citizen10 to get an additional 10% off the sale price.

This watch is available at both Gem of the Day and TopFlight Watches and the code is good at both sites as well.  As always, you can call us Toll Free at 1-888-243-6329 with any questions, comments or just to talk watches.  Our watch experts are available to answer any question you may have.  We'd love to hear from you.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Traser Outdoor Pioneer Chronograph

The Traser Outdoor Chronograph

Say hello to the all new Traser Outdoor Pioneer Chronograph.  Its the latest series available from Traser and it does something none of their other watches do.  It's an all new series with all new tricks!  On the surface, the watch looks like another in the ever expanding P6600 series but closer inspection reveals something completely different.  It's true there is a family resemblance but pretty much everything is new here.  It's slightly slimmer measuring in at 44 mm across the diameter and a little thicker top to bottom, measuring in at a chunky 14mm thick. 

But there is a reason for this extra thickness.  Firstly, this is a chronograph series and those movements require a little more room than a traditional 3-hand movement but more importantly, there is a little more room in there for it's secret weapon, the Tritium Illuminated Date Window.  That's right!  For the first time ever, Traser has made a watch with a fully illuminated date window.  

This was done by cutting out the numbers on the date wheel and then placing a Tritium tube underneath.  At night the effect is a perfectly readable date just like the rest of the hands/markers.  It works flawlessly and really adds that "X factor" to this series.  Normally this type of feature is only found on the really high end Tritium watch but Traser has done it and managed to keep the cost down too!  At a full retail price of $525, the Outdoor Pioneer Chronograph is a fantastic deal.

The rest of the watch is equally impressive as well.  just take a look at this list of features:

    • MOVEMENT: Ronda Caliber 5030D Quartz Chronograph Movement
    • 42 Month's Battery Life
    • Lightweight Fiberglass Reinforced Polyamide Case
    • Blackout Style Unidirectional Rotating Bezel
    • K1 Ultra Tough, Scratch Resistant, Mineral Glass Crystal
    • Water Resistant to 660 feet / 200 Meters below Sea Level
    • Black Silicone Dive Style Strap
    • Green Tritium on Number Markers 1 through 11
    • Orange Tritium on the 12 o'clock marker
    • Green Tritium Marker on the Time Elapse Bezel
    • Green Tritium on the Hour Hand, Minute Hand AND Large Second Hand
    • Green Tritium BELOW the Date Window to Illuminate the Date

Robust, durable and ready for anything, the Outdoor Pioneer series lives up to it's name.  It's the perfect watch for any situation and full Tritium illumination means that you will always be able to see the watch no matter where life takes you.  For more information, pricing and ordering information you can call us Toll Free at (888) 243-6329 visit us at one of our stores: Gem of the Day, TopFlight Watches or Time 4 Tritium.  Real watch experts are available to answer any of your questions in a no-hassle, no-pressure environment.  We love to talk watches.  Give us a call!                          

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Mondaine Creates a True Stop2Go Watch

Mondaine has perfected a watch with a true "Stop 2 Go" movement that replicates exactly the Swiss Railroad Station Clocks. We'll have much more on that watch soon, but we fell in love with Mondaine's Advertising Video and we're posting it below for your enjoyment.