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2009-02-25

REACTOR Gamma Watch Deep Sea Test

By TLex It's been a bit quiet this week, but here's a story that might be of interest! More images to follow shortly.



From Reactor REACTOR’S GROUND-BREAKING ‘GAMMA’ WATCH ENDURES EXTREME UNDERWATER TESTING

Designed for absolute durability, Gamma water sport watch to undergo torture-level test -Southern California-based REACTOR, manufacturer of the world’s most progressively conceived performance sport watches, announced that their bestselling Gamma water sport watch is currently being subjected to the most extreme test in the company’s history.

To leave no doubt about the company’s “best built” claim, REACTOR recently attached a stock Gamma watch to a shipwreck submerged in 300 feet of saltwater off the Southeast coast of Florida, where it will remain for three years, exposing the watch continually to the harsh conditions. Testing will be monitored once yearly by expert diver Mike Barnette, co-founder of the Association of Underwater Explorers.

“Our Gamma pushes the limits of our core design,” says the company’s Founder Jimmy Olmes. “It is built as strongly as we know how to make a watch today, and we want to know just what it is capable of.”


Reactor’s Gamma is built on an oversized 45.5 mm case that is forged from solid 316L marine-grade stainless steel and is depth tested to 300M/990 ft. The case is capped by a special K-1 crystal with four layers of antiglare coating that makes it easily readable under water, and is sealed with Reactor’s exclusive triple o-ring screw-down crown system.


The quartz day/date movement features a 10-year lithium power cell, and Reactor expects the watch to maintain the correct time during its entire three-year submersion.
In addition to its extreme durability, REACTOR’s ground-breaking Gamma is the world’s only non-tritium sport watch to offer 24-hours of luminosity.

The company has developed a new process of applying Swiss Superluminova which gives the Gamma over 3X the visibility in darkness of its nearest competitor.

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