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    deal alert - $99 for a tritium watch



    I know tactical-looking watches won't appeal to everyone here, so if they're not your cup of tea, feel free to stop reading. I saw this deal from Deep Blue last week:


    http://deepbluewatches.com/daynightt25.html


    Their redesign of the DayNight T25 watch is going for $99, a good discount off its normal $250 retail price. For reference, the cheapest Luminox with tritium can usually be found online for a shade under $200. Some company puts out cheaper tritium watches under the Smith & Wesson and Uzi brand names, but they are junk from everything I've heard. In short, this is the best deal you'll find on a tritium watch - and IMO, it's one of the best-looking. I liked the look and was sold on these pictures from the WatchUSeek forum:


    http://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/did-anyone-see-deep-blue-watch-deal-diver-tritium-%2499-00-a-611426-post4472478.html#post4472478


    So I ordered one. I got it in the mail the other day and I can definitely recommend it. I'll just copy and paste what I had to say in that thread:


    Got mine in the mail the other day. I like it a ton - my comments on it would be about the same as those that have been offered before. A really, really nice watch for the $100 sale price. Build quality is solid, though the bezel action isn't the smoothest and the crown is touchy to manipulate (I always seem to pull it out all the way to the second stop). Everything else seems spot on.


    Size is pretty big on my 6" wrists but the lugs are nicely curved. The smallest sizing option on the strap is one size too big for me so I'm wearing it in what I like to call "bracelet mode" at the moment, which isn't bad. Thanks to the rubber strap it isn't sliding around much. I like it on the rubber more than I thought I would. The watch itself isn't overly heavy - a good wearing weight, hefty but not obnoxiously so.


    The tritium is awesome. It doesn't look impressive in normal lighting conditions, but at the dead of night, I certainly wouldn't want or need anything brighter. It's vivid and easy to read in darkness.


    And of course - the watch is very handsome. I've perused Deep Blue watches before but was never particularly attracted to any of them. But I really like this watch - shaped like a diver, with a sleek, modern tactical flavor to it. It almost strikes me as a modern reincarnation of the Rolex Submariner - simple and masculine, though definitely not an homage. I wish it were a touch smaller but I guess you can't have everything in life.

    Ben

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    At that price point Tritium is a rare find. It would be interesting to see it with other bands (NATO Bond strap or a tan leather band) etc.

    My Measurements: 6' 1" height, 35" sleeves, 41-42" chest/jacket, 35" waist, 34" inseam, 11.5D/EEE shoes, 200 lbs

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      Unfortunately I don't have any extra straps in 22mm, but here are a few of my 20mm straps next to the watch for a visual aid:


      http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...k/P1060190.jpg

      Bond Zulu


      http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...k/P1060189.jpg

      Brown leather

      Ben

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        Nice, I didn't expect a follow up. I was just thinking out loud!

        My Measurements: 6' 1" height, 35" sleeves, 41-42" chest/jacket, 35" waist, 34" inseam, 11.5D/EEE shoes, 200 lbs

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          Haha, well, I wouldn't have done if I didn't have those straps lying around already. I've been liking the black watch/tan strap combo myself, so I ordered a light brown leather NATO strap today. But I quite like the watch on the rubber strap as well and might keep it this way for a while.

          Ben

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