If there is one thing that stands MTM watches apart from the rest it is their technical innovations used for some of the most incredible features. For the better part of half a century MTM watches have gone from being an exclusive brand only sold to US armed forces and emergency services to available worldwide and are largely recognised as one of the premium military watch brands around. While most military watch manufacturers make specific models for certain branches of the armed forces like the Army, Navy SEALS and the Air Force; MTM have gone one step further with the MTM RAD Watch which has been designed to meet the needs of units that may potentially have to deal with radioactive hazards.
The main key feature on the MTM Radiation Detection watch is the integrated Geiger-Mueller tube which can detect radiation up to a threshold of 9999 mSv and can detect single doses of radiation and cumulative exposure over time. It also has the ability for you to set an alarm for the limit on the amount of gamma rays you are exposed to so you know exactly when you’ve reached your safety limit. The RAD allows you to switch between the reading setting easily thanks to an electronic backlit display and like all MTM watches it is pretty tough. The case is made from solid titanium making it extremely durable while the glass is both anti-reflective and scratch resistant hardened sapphire crystal plus it has a locking, screw down crown and is water resistant up to 100 metres. The backlit digital display has different date formats to choose from and the tritium gas tubes on the hour and minute hands glow continuously in zero light conditions while the replaceable lithium battery will last for 2-3 years.
Pros – Tough, reliable, long battery life, water resistant, detects radiation threats.
Consideration – Main RAD feature only truly useful if you are potentially being exposed to radiation.
Specifications & Dimensions:Case: Titanium.
- Case Diameter: 46 mm (not including crown).
- Strap: Black DLC plating, Solid titanium and Neoprene bands available.
- Crystal: Anti-reflective, scratch resistant Sapphire.
- Bezel: Unidirectional, titanium ratcheting.
- Battery: 2-3 years.
- Illumination: Tritium lights on minute and hour hands.
- Water Resistant: 100 Metres.