We wrote about the
MTM Special Ops Watch
in September of 2005, and found them unique, functional, and durable. We can now add “stealthy” to the list with the release of their three new models available in a camouflage
finish. Stainless steel is difficult to paint, so MTM had to PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) them
first, then apply paint. Not only is each watch individually numbered since this is a limited edition series, but each watch also has a slightly different paint
job, so no two are alike. From MTM’s site:
Each Camouflage Hawk is unique – no two are the same. The patented Camouflage finish is a painstaking process with each watch showing variations and slight imperfections in color and design. These variations are not defects but rather they add to the character and uniqueness of each and every Camouflage Hawk.
MTM has also added four watches in
titanium for those preferring a lighter-weight timepiece. The titanium
pieces are PVD and plain — no cool camouflage. I was a bit surprised that
the crystals are mineral instead of sapphire, which would be more
durable, but would also drive the cost up.
If you’re looking for a rugged watch with an unusual look and some interesting history, go see what MTM has to offer.
By Paul Hubbard