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REVIEW: MTM HyperTec (Part 2)


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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  1. I find this watch very interesting, especially the concept of two hour hands. I’ve never seen something like this before. But one of the biggest design mistakes is the 2h scale for the 24h hand. How should anyone read off this hand? Well known 24h watches, especially the Soviet ones, have true 24 hour marks on the clock face.

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