REACTOR 73808 GRYPHON MEN”S WATCH w/ DATE
How do you make a plastic watch tough enough to be called a Reactor? Make it out of stainless steel. Seeing how tough space-age polymers are dominating the firearms market, we decided to experiment. Step one was finding the right polymer, which we did with Nitromid™, a glass-reinforced polymer with a tensile strength higher than steel. But that was only part of the problem. All plastics have some elasticity, which improves their durability and impact resistance, but really hinders their ability to be made highly water tight. Our solution? A stainless steel core that houses all of the water-tight connections on a watch – crystal, caseback, and screw-down crown. The result is a watch over 50% lighter than an all steel model with the same water-tight integrity but improved scratch and impact resistance. We call that the best of both worlds. And of course, Gryphon features our patented Never Dark® illumination technology, which keeps the watch visible 24/7 regardless of light. For military, public safety, and active outdoorsmen, we don’t think you can buy a better watch at any price.
Unidirectional Timing Bezel
Superluminova Marker and Hands
Never Dark ® Technology
Screw Down Case Back
Screw Down Crown
316L Stainless Steel Core houses Water Tight Connections
42mm Nitromid® Polymer Shell Case (14mm Thick)
Strap: Co-molded Black Nylon into Black Rubber (1200 lb. Tensile Strength)
Width at Lugs 34mm
Width at Clasp 22mm
K1 High Ceramic Glass
Water Resistance to 666 ft. (200m), (20 Atmospheres)
Movement: Japanese Quartz
Includes Reactor “Second Life” Packaging, Instruction Booklet, and Warranty Information
Two (2) Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
THE REACTOR DNA:
Our claim to be the Best Built Performance Sport Watch isn’t just marketing hype. Reactor was conceived from day one to design out any weakness and improve any feature possible. The result of this “genetic engineering” is the Reactor DNA, a set of features that is shared by every Reactor Watch. This DNA forms the core of a product that will outlast and outperform every other watch you have ever owned.
Solid Forged Cases: Forging produces a stronger part, and we forge all our cases from either titanium or type 316L marine-grade stainless steel for the ultimate in corrosion resistance and longevity.
Solid Screw-bars: Spring-bars are the weak point of most watches, so we eliminated them entirely. All our bands attach via a solid, threaded screw-bar, providing at least a 500% increase in strength.
Screw-down Crown: Every Reactor uses a unique screw down crown system that maintains water resistance when unscrewed, and every crown is protected by crown guards integral to the case, eliminating the most common causes of water intrusion.
Superluminova Markings: For superior low light visibility, we use this unique Swiss material on all our dial markings and hands. Our exclusive application method makes our watches the brightest in the world.
Forged Case-back: Like fine Swiss watches, every Reactor features a case-back forged from the same material as the case. This provides a rigid, watertight seal, even after a battery replacement.
REACTOR’S “SECOND LIFE” PACKAGING:
Nearly every Reactor watch (with the exception of limited edition and diamond watches) comes in their innovative “Second Life” package. The tough, weighted base turns the watch into a nice desk clock when not being worn, while the thickly padded cylinder lid transforms into the worlds best can coozie, keeping your beverage cold and condensation-free for hours. There is zero waste – nothing to be thrown away!
NEVER DARK® TECHNOLOGY:
Reactor has developed a proprietary method of applying a unique Swiss material called Superluminova that makes our watches the brightest and longest-lasting phosphorescent watches in the world (as verified by independent testing). However, while Superluminova is at least five times brighter than tritium after being charged in the light, that brightness fades to below that of tritium over several hours. As part of our quest to build the best watch possible, we saw a better solution.
Never Dark™ is the first technology to combine the intense brightness of Superluminova with the multi-year longevity of tritium, providing optimal illumination under all lighting conditions. Because it can take up to 30 minutes for the human eye to fully adjust to the dark, Superluminova’s intense peak brightness makes a Never Dark™ watch easily visible during that initial period. This can be even more important when moving repeatedly from light to dark (such as when going below deck on a boat during the day), as the Superluminova will continually recharge and the eye will not have time to adjust. In situations where the watch will remain in the dark for many hours, the tritium will remain visible for years, even if the watch is never returned to the light.
REACTOR watches are designed to meet, or exceed, demanding Swiss standards. Cases are forged from solid stainless steel or titanium. Multiple O-ring seals and watertight screw-down crowns are used throughout. To ensure that a REACTOR will survive the decidedly non-sedentary lifestyle of our target customer, we developed new standards. Swiss sapphire crystals gave way to the more impact-resistant K1 hardened high-ceramic glass. The delicate precision of a Swiss movement gave way to the robust accuracy of Japanese quartz. An entirely new case-to-band fastening system was devised to keep these watches firmly in place during the worst unplanned events. REACTOR truly represents the best of what the world of watches has to offer.
BrightWatches® is an Authorized Reactor Watch Retailer. You will have no concerns about the validity of your Reactor Warranty when purchasing your new Reactor Watch at BrightWatches®. Other online watch sellers may not be Authorized Reactor Retailers and the manufacturer may not honor your warranty. Always purchase from an Authorized Reactor Retailer!