When does a ‘tactical’ watch become ‘tacti-cool’? When you’re wearing REACTOR’s new Titan, a watch purposefully designed to be as tough as the people that wear them. In 2003 the company set out with an ambitious goal. Their intent was to not only create a line of sport watches that would break free from the sport watch norm, but one that would redefine wristwatch performance. Much like human DNA, REACTOR DNA performs in the same way: while the exterior of their watches may change, what makes them a REACTOR remains unchanged. As a training officer, I have preached to many that it’s extremely important that officers know their weaknesses, and in doing so, they can build upon those weaknesses, turning them into their greatest strengths. From day one, REACTOR has focused in on five key watch design points, including case, crown, lumed markers, case back and screw bars. Then REACTOR improved on those points, which ultimately designed out any conceivable weakness.
The 45mm Titan, a larger cousin to their already popular 42mm Gryphon, rises to the challenges placed upon it, excelling in impact and water resistance. After having field tested the watch from the vantage point of a police patrol officer, it’s easy to see why the Titan is an obvious choice for officers and public safety professionals.
- Case Diameter: 45mm
- Case Height: 14mm
- Lug Size: 24mm
- Lug to Lug: 53.75mm
- Strap: Blend of nylon, silicone, and natural rubber
- Movement: High-torque Swiss Movement with 10-year power cell
- Crystal: K1 shatter resistant mineral glass
- Water Resistance: 200m/ 660ft
- Retail Price: $500.00
The Titan arrived in its ‘second life’ packaging, which gives new life to the canister that ordinarily would serve as a fancy dust collector. Once the watch is removed, flip the can over and be amazed as it now doubles as a stylish koozie. Admittedly, I rolled my eyes at first, that was until I put it to use. Not only did it keep my drink ice cold, it allowed condensation to drip out using the REACTOR logo lid cutouts that you may have initially missed.