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REVIEW: MTM Warrior (Part 1)


The last time we looked at a model from MTM (parts 1, 2 and 3), we looked at a watch that could light up the night like a beacon.  In contrast, the Warrior model we’re having a look at today is a bit more subtle.

As I mentioned, this particular watch is from their Warrior line, which has several similarities with the previously reviewed Falcon:

  • 44mm case; 14.5mm thickness
  • Carbon fiber dial
  • Quartz movement (a Ronda this time ’round)
  • AR-coated sapphire crystal
  • Screw-down crown
  • Uni-directional bezel

However, that’s where the paths diverge.  As I mentioned, the Warrior relies on a Swiss Ronda quartz movement – so no fancy inductive charger like we saw with the Falcon.  However, with a 10 year lithium battery, this watch will last a good long time.  We also see the water resistance rating doubled, from 100m to 200m, by going to the Warrior.

Perhaps the biggest difference (and why I selected this model to review) is with the illumination.  Whereas the Falcon relied on various LEDs to light up, the Warrior relies on tritium tubes to mark out the time in the dark.  You’ve got an orange tritium tube at 12 o’clock, and the remainder are green.  The two-color combination makes it very easy to tell the time in the dark, even if the watch is upside down.

And not that it would impact readability much, I would’ve like to seen tritium at the 3- and 6-o’clock positions.  I understand why they’re not there (date display and logo), but it does make it feel a little unbalanced in the dark.  A minor quibble, to be sure.

I’ve quickly become a fan of tritium watches, and this MTM model is no exception.  It provides a soft, easy-to-read (and self-powered) glow that lume can’t match for longevity.  Of course, there is lume in place on the hands and numerals, so you can have the best of both worlds.  In my book, it’s a pure joy to read in the dark.


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