Nite watches, are they any good?
If you are anything like I am, you’ll find it difficult to walk past a good watch retailer without being drawn in. For me, the Omegas and Tags are simply beautiful, but impractical for everyday use. Being a competitive runner and an engineer, I demand a lot from a watch without wanting to sacrifice quality. When I began researching watches the usual big players such as Casio, Citizen and Timex claimed that their time pieces offered great looks and the ability to handling/endure the demands of everyday life, but for me I was searching for something a little more special and a little less common. My search lead me to a company called Nite watches who make a very pleasant looking watch called the MX10 series . This particular time piece is in fact military issue, used by the SAS I understand. The watch has been purposely design to endure extreme conditions, so if Nite watches are good enough for the military it’s certainly good enough for me.
The watch looks pretty understated with its matt black facia surround, however with its universal strap arrangement it can be worn with a suit or casual wear and always looks the part.
What got my initial attention was that Nite watches time pieces offer something most watch manufactures don’t, the dials and points (hands) glow considerably brighter than that of any other watch currently available that I am aware of. The watch face is so bright it emits a deep blue and orange glow using GTLS technology which has something to do with electrons and Tritium gas; this for me is ideal on those dark nights when I am out running.
This photo was taken in the kitchen in total darkness, you can see how well it illuminates.
I have owned the watch for approximately 6 months or so and have lost count the number to time I have subjected it to mechanical stresses (that’s scraps and drops to you and I), so far the watch appears to be bullet proof as it remains unscratched and hasn’t missed a beat. I don’t know a lot about watches but I do own several other branded time pieces includes Tags ‘Formula One’ series and Garmins 405 GPS device; I’ve lost count the number of times both the Tag are Garmin have been forwarded back to the manufacture for faults including flaking paint and alarm malfunctioning, however, with the NITE MX10 no such problems have been encountered thus far.
My only negative is that my variant of the MX series doesn’t include a date indicator which can be inconvenient at times, having said this, NITE do offer the very same watch which incorporates a date function.
Here is A quick look at how it looks on my wrist.
Review by guest poster
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