In late 2013, I reported on the latest craze in night vision watches for Southern Jewelry News and Mid-America Jewelry News. These tritium illuminated watches were split into two categories: T-25 & the much brighter T-100. At the time, only a small handful of manufacturers were offering sporty night vision watch choices; unless the consumer wished to spend $1,500 retail or more for a dressy automatic model.
As a matter of review, our sports choice at the time was the patented T-25 version of the Never Dark dial by Reactor Watch. We also reported on the Swiss automatic Ball Night Train T-100 version at $1,500 and up MSRP as the brightest dress watch in its category. Although I still like my two previous choices, a new contender by ArmourLite Watch Company in the dress watch category has caught my attention.
Like many business people, I own and wear several different watches depending on whether my dress is casual, sports oriented, or more conservative business attire. While I love my Ball Night Train dress watch, its $1,500 to $2,000 retail price is affordable to only a very small category of consumers.
Conversely, the new Swiss-Made quartz Isobrite Grand Slimline Series models by ArmourLite retail for only $595. These attractive dressy watches come with a 42mm ultra thin case styling, a 5 year battery, and feature ultra bright T-100 night visibility. The affordable watches come in several different dial colors. You can also choose from a stainless steel case finish or a rose gold plated case finish. These new models are very light with a thickness of only 8.6mm making it a great choice for the gentleman on a more limited budget who wants or needs a night vision watch to wear with business attire.
ArmourLite also makes several unique T-100 sporty styles under its Isobrite collection with multi color tritium tubes not found in other lines. If you are a collector or an aficionado of this genre, the Isobrite watches by ArmourLite are varied, interesting and definitely worthy of consideration when purchasing a night vision watch.
My previous picks of Ball (over $1,500 retail) & Never Dark by Reactor ($350-$800 retail for most sporty styles) are still great choices in the night vision category. However, since neither maker has a true popularly priced quartz T-100 dress watch in their line, nor some of the more unique color T-100 tritium tube combinations of Isobrite, I believe strongly that this new innovative manufacturer was worthy of mention in this sphere.
For more information on ArmourLite and Isobrite watches, please contact them at 888-355-4366 or visit the ArmourLite Watch Company website at www.armourlite.com.