Momentum VS-3 Altimeter

Hands on Watch Reviews Independent Momentum

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Over the last several years, I’ve dabbled a bit in the tactical watch category since it happens to be the best type of watch for my full-time job as a police officer. While G-Shocks and iPhones seem to dominate the profession, I can’t help but like the convenience an ABC watch offers the user; in this case, me.

For those that feel clueless about what an ABC watch is, do not fret, as many who are new to this particular genre are in the same boat… or mountain, or hill… or… you get my drift. An ABC watch is an acronym for a watch that enables the user to display three separate readouts: Altitude, Barometer and Compass. As stated before, I love them despite the fact that I may only use the compass while on the job as I get lost frequently and couldn’t tell north if it actually hit me in the face. But, as many who own high-performance vehicles that they will never explore their full capabilities, it’s comforting to know that for those who are properly trained and able, the options are available at your fingertips.

For the last few weeks, I’ve been wearing a watch known as the Momentum VS-3 Altimeter, which happens to be not only one of their newest offerings, but an ABC watch as well (I bet you didn’t see that twist coming).

Momentum is a brand that is marketed by the St. Moritz Watch Corporation, who designs, assembles and services their watches. In the world of baseball, the St. Moritz Watch Corporation would be labeled a “utility player,” as they can “do it all.” The company boasts that through careful sourcing of worldwide products, it can deliver maximum “bang for your buck,” and it’s easy to see why.

Specs:

Case Diameter: 50.50mm

Lug Size: 32mm

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Lug to Lug: 50mm

Weight: 76g

Movement: Quartz Digital with a battery life of 1-2 years

Crystal: Mineral and Sapphire available (a BIG PLUS)

Water Resistance: 50m/ 165ft

Retail Price: $195.00 Mineral Crystal/ $240.00 Sapphire Crystal

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I received my Momentum VS-3 Altimeter in a small tin metal wrapped box with a hinged Momentum Watch Logo lid. The box is nice and well finished, especially for a watch at this economical price point. The guts of the watch box are black, as is the pillow the watch comes wrapped around. I’ve owned many watches, at a price point that exceeds that of this watch by 20 fold, and their packaging wouldn’t begin to compare to this one. Box alone, the St. Moritz Watch Corporation is showing early signs that they stand behind their best “bang for the buck” slogan.

Ariel Soltura has had a passion for watches since an early age; one that was passed onto him by his father, who was one of a handful of people to own a Rolex GMT on the island of Cuba, where Ariel was born. Ariel Soltura, who is a full time police officer, husband, father and Dive Watch aficionado, is well respected in the watch community for his honest thoughts and comments on "all things watches." When not patrolling the streets, throwing footballs with the community's youth or perusing various watch forums, he can be found hanging out with his six year old son, Aric, his greatest passion of all.

8 Comments

  1. Great looking watch. I’d be tempted to try it out if it weren’t for the size of the face. My favorite part of the watch is the back battery access area. The smooth look and what appears to be a non-hairpulling surface is what would draw me in. Well written review. It appears that you do indeed have a passion for watches. Keep them coming.

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    • Thank you Steve. I appreciate the feedback!

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  2. How’s the accuracy of the ABC features?

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  3. Dave, as a LE official, I use only two of the three available; the baro for weather and the compass for direction. So far, spot on!

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  4. Very nice watch!

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    • Thank you sir. Should you have any questions, please ask!

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  5. Nice review…
    But the watch looks like a copy of Suunto watches!

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  6. Nice review Ariel! Keep up the great work!

    Scott

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