The Traser brand has a long history of making some of the most durable military timepieces currently available. Famously known for designing the non-radioactive Gaseous Tritium Lighting System at the request of the US Military in the 1970’s they quickly became the most issued watch brand for US Armed Forces.
The Traser H3 P6508 Code Blue Watch is a resilient watch featuring the pinnacle of Traser technologies, materials and features like a tough 45mm thick case with a hardened crystal mineral glass so you don’t have to worry about any minor impacts which are a frequent possibility if you’re in the military. Also thanks to the push in crown with double O-ring the P6508 is water resistant up to 100 feet (30 metres) and has a handy rotating bezel with an aluminium insert as well.
Like all Traser H3 watches this one uses the innovative tritium lights which come with a ten year warranty which is on average how long they will still illuminated but with this particular model it has 15 Traser lights that are coloured blue which is much brighter than the standard green and the light at the 12 O’clock mark is coloured orange so it can be easily differentiated at a quick glance. Each Traser P6508 Code Blue watch has a 40 month battery installed so you get a lot of use from it and with the Ronda Quartz movement with central second hand so you know it is one extremely reliable timepiece. Depending on your preference there are also a number of strap options available such as NATO Fabric, rubber, silicon or leather to choose from making it very versatile.
Pros – Durable, resilient, reliable and easily readable in zero light conditions.
Consideration – Water resistance is quite low compared to other military watches.
TRASER H3 P6508 Specifications & Dimensions:
- Case: Carbon Fibre
- Case Diameter: 43 mm
- Strap: NATO fabric, rubber, silicon or leather options available.
- Crystal: Mineral
- Bezel: Polyamide, unidirectional rotating, with trigalight® insert
- Movement: Ronda 715 Quartz
- Battery: 40 Months
- Illumination: 1-11 blue, 12 orange, H/M/SE Hand blue, bezel green.
- Water Resistant: 30 Metres