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The MTM Special Ops Watch

MTM Special Ops WatchWhen it comes to Military Wristwatches, and in particular a Special Ops Watch, then one finds that some watches were built specifically for the job. One such watch brand is the MTM Special Ops range of watches.

The history of the MTM Special Ops is that it was created out of the meeting between watch engineers and technicians and former military personnel.. MTM specifically made watches for the needs of the military and police forces around the world, and the watches’ pedigree is one firmly placed in the military. The watches comply with standard military specifications, and have been built to be extra tough for special ops use.

The MTM Special Ops was originally created exclusively for an elite Special Forces unit, and featured many cutting edge features not seen in conventional watches at the time. Since then they have gone on from strength to strength, being military specification compliant (MIL-W-4637) they have been supplying the military all over the world.

With the onset of the Afghanistan War after 9/11, the watch has proved extremely popular, and now features on the wrist of many fictional Special Ops characters in Film and TV, most notably being the watch of choice of Jack Bauer from “24”.

Currently in use by Special Forces units, S.W.A.T. teams, Secret Service, Navy Seals, Army Rangers, Air Force pilots, Police officers, Delta Force units, and DEA, FBI, and SAS agents, the watch is no longer the domain of the military, and you too can own a tough, rugged, and reliable watch.

Check out this in depth review – you get a lot more than just a watch when you buy a MTM Special Ops Watch, as each one is limited edition, with its own unique number.

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How The G-Shock Has Become the Unofficial Military Wristwatch of Choice for Special Ops

If you are in the Special Forces or Ops, then when it comes to military wristwatches you are going to need something that is extremely tough. A Special Ops watch must be able to withstand a lot of rough treatment, that comes with the job of being in Special Ops. That is why the Casio G-Shock has become a popular choice amongst Special Forces personnel.


There are plenty of military wristwatches that come from a military background, having been developed over time specifically for the purposes of Special Ops around the world. They basically build on the classic military wristwatch style, with clear analogue faces, and white numerals, and with the added basis of a reliable illumination. However, the G-Shock has a very different pedigree, and originated as an extreme sports and fashion watch. Over time it has become more and more rugged, able to withstand tougher and tougher treatment. This was soon picked up by Special Forces around the world, and became the affordable watch of choice for many Special Ops personnel.

Although not standard military issue like some Special ops watch, like the Nite MX10, the G-Shock has featured more and more in the theatre of war. Famously in Black Hawk Down, reference is made to the Delta Forces wearing G-Shocks. Since then, the G-Shock has proved popular in the US Forces, and featured more in more in combat, and can be seen in films on the wrists of Special Ops characters., including Mission Impossible, Jar Head, and Speed.

Watches such as Traser H3 and the MTM Special Ops feature tritium gas illumination for virtually a life time light source. They are made to specific military specifications. The affordability, functionality and hardcore rugged toughness of the G-Shock, combined with the trendy image of the G-Shock has seen Casio develop more and more models aimed specifically at the military. The classic military watches will still be popular, and even standard issue, but G-Shocks are becoming more and more the adopted watch of Special Ops personnel around the world.

Casio Men's G9000MS-1CR G-Shock Military Concept Black Digital Watch

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Military Wristwatches are More Than Just A Style Statement

Military wristwatches are very much the grandfather of all wristwatches. When it comes to using a time piece in the military it is essential that you have something that is functional, reliable, accurate and tough. If you are about to storm an enemy compound you want to know that you can rely on your watch being precise, functional and very tough. But military wristwatches are no longer the main stay of the military. They have evolved into the essential watch wear for the fashion conscious urban warrior of today. The inherent toughness of the military wristwatch makes them ideal for extreme sports, and the additional functions make them loved by gadget fans and urban style warriors love them for their street cool. All the major design brands now do their own version of the military wristwatch, including Burberry and Porsche. The history of the humble wristwatch finds its origins in the military watch. Before World War One, most watches for men were pocket watches, and the wristwatch was a piece of jewellery for women. But when you are under fire in the trenches you need something that is accessible and reliable – and the answer was the wristwatch. The wristwatch became standard issue for the army, and over time, additional functions and toughness has been built in. Military wristwatches have evolved into pilot watches, combat watches and diving watches. Most brands do a tough military watch range, and some classic military brand watches are favored by different forces. The Traser watch is popular with Special Ops and the British SAS, and the Hamilton watch brand is popular with US military personnel.

Military wristwatches are now a watch style, with distinctive black face and clear numbers, and whilst original, combat worn watches from World War 1 and World War 2 are now collectible watches, the military stylings are a popular style reference for contemporary watch brands. So whether you are fighting in a real war, or just battling you way through the urban streets to get to work, or enjoying some extreme recreation – there are military wristwatches for you.

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