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Armourlite, the first SHATTER proof HIGH IMPACT tritium dial lighted watch made to withstand the abuse of the profession. Designed for police and firefighters they are extremely durable for 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 tritium gas that lights up all day and night without any external power source. Quality Citizen myota OS60 chronograph movement assures the accuracy of time and the reliability you need while on the job. Large 6mm crown makes it very easy to change the time. The watch measures 45mm wide and when you add the crown an additional 5mm. The watch is made from heavy grade stainless steel with a special Black PVD coating. The markers by the numbers light up in green as well as the hands. 100mm water resistant.

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Nothing against the watch, but these marketing tricks always make me laugh.
First of all, the usual pressure inside a truck tire is around 7..8 bar; according to the principle that in static conditions the reaction equals the force, the watch is resistant to 7..8 bar or 70..80 m. WOW! Add some more, lets say about 50%, for uneven force distribution and rubber stiffness and compression (make it 100% if you want, still not impressive). People figuring that the watch is supporting a quarter of the truck weight are making a huge mistake. The manipulation consists of the fact that they are not even pretending it, they let us "discover" it ourselves, very very smart. :-d
...and let me hold that hammer...(basically I'm a mining engineer :-d:-d:-d).
 

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Any details on that "heavy grade stainless steel" ?
I hope that I'll not be suspected as having something personal against this watch....

They are telling the truth again, as in the ad with the truck. Nothing special, but sounds good.
Advertising is the heart of modern business.
 

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Sent off an email earlier today to someone possibly associated with Armourlite watches. If I hear anything interesting, I'll post it here.
thanks mate , id be interested to know what materials are actually being used to make it supposedly tougher
 

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ArmaLite is a very successfull firearm manufacturer, and one which would be very familiar to law enforcement and military types. It looks like these guys are trying to piggy-back off of that name recognition.
 

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I have just bought this watch, so a few basic comments on it.Firstly I collect watches that seem to me to be unique.In this case I like the glass which is shatterproof, thick and should be undestructable-reasonably.Im not sure whether any other watch can withstand those impacts with the hammer.Concerning the truck Im also not sure what would be the result with the normal watch mainly with aim at the very glass because as someone told here the SS case will not make such difference.There are generally few information on this watch on the web which surprises me.I dissagree with the opinion that it is about advertisment mainly because the afforementioned.There is also no big advertaising campaign through movies etc.To the very watch.They are quite heavy, I changed the bracelet for a rubber one and I dont feel comfortable with it because of the weight of the watch, I will probably go bakh to the steel bracelet.I think the weight is a good sign towards the quality of the SS case.On the other hand there are titanium cases which are more durable but not so popular in the public, as I know.Breitling did some titanium models and went back to SS.The lunette is difficult to rotate as it doesnt provide a good grip.Setting up the watch is very easy and standard.The price is reasonable for a trial.Simply I like the resistance of the watch and mainly the resistance of the glass.When I will have some more practical experience with it I will share it with you...b-)
 

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Awesome music!
 

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Next time I plan on running an 11-ton fire truck over my watch, I'll make sure it's an Armourlite.
 

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