We would like to point out a few aspects of this watch. The hands represent swords. Rather than go with typical sword style hands we wanted some that were a bit more unique and we feel these are. It was quite challenging to come up with a design that would allow us to position the date in such a way that it falls into line with the applied hour markers. In the end to make that happen we had to add the outer ring to the dial which then shifted the rest of the elements inboard. Speaking of the applied markers. The shape of those are meant to represent shields. We used superluminova on the applied markers and hands.
For this watch we decided to use a double domed sapphire crystal which is more resistant to impacts and better dissipates the force of an impact compare to a flat sapphire crystal.
The reason we chose a double domed rather than a domed is this. A domed crystal distorts the dial etc especially when viewing at an angle. A double domed is convex on the outside and concave on the inside. Much like a lens on a pair of eyeglasses. The double domed crystal is also supposed to be more resistant to impacts than a domed crystal.
Lastly we use an anti reflective coating to reduce glare especially in direct sunlight. We coat on the inside of the lens only. While this is not as effective as coating on both sides.
The coating is very easy to scratch and totally cancels out the scratch resistance of sapphire when used on the outside of a watch crystal. The only fix for a scratch is to totally strip the coating or replace the crystal. We've experienced scratches on watches that have this type of coating as watch collectors many times over the years. We don't want our customers to have this issue with our watches. So that is why we chose not to coat the outside of our crystals with A/R coating.
We take great pride in the fact that, just as our previous Minuteman Watches, these watches are assembled in the United States of America by highly skilled American watchmakers!
Proudly assembled in the USA by Minuteman Watch Co.
- Stainless Steel case.
- Matching stainless steel watch strap
- Sapphire crystal.
- Clear type A/R coating on the inside of the crystal.
- 42mm width without crown.
- Screw down crown.
- 200 meter water resistant.
- Miyota 9015 automatic mechanical movement.
- Luminous hands and dial.