Yesterday, we started to take a look at the Hypertec model, what I would consider to be the entry-level piece over at MTM. Today, we’ll wrap up our tour, and cover some points of improvement that I feel could be made.
On the usability front, I found this watch to be great. With the khaki dial on the model we were sent over, things were very readable – both the main hands and the 24 hour hand. And while this isn’t a light watch (you’ve got to expect some heft with a steel case this big), I found it fairly comfortable in wear – you just aren’t going to forget it’s there.
If I were to suggest improvements to the watch, though, there are a couple I think could be made. First off, perhaps flip the crown over to the left side of the case, destro-style. This would make things a touch more comfortable. The second suggestion is in regards to the strap. For some reason, I just feel that the standard rubber strap MTM offers is just too bulky.
I think perhaps the diver ripples could be removed from it. Or, if you’re not dead-set on a rubber strap, you could opt for one of their other options (bracelet, nylon), which I’ve had great experiences with in the past. And last, but not least, it seemed a bit odd to me that the internal bezel on the dial only goes around 1/4 of the way – not sure if it should be removed, or go completely around.
At $300, no one will mistake this for a cheap watch. If you’ve admired the styling MTM has had on tap, but just wished for something a bit simpler, then this may be the model for you. For me, I think it’s an interesting option from this tactically-minded American brand. And of course, having 11 different options (color/strap) helps mix things up as well.
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