|Price:||$299.00 & FREE Shipping|
You'll hardly know this watch is on your wrist due to the light weight, titanium case and contrasting carbon fiber, rotating bezel. With its matching black nylon Nato strap it is one super comfortable (and good looking) wristwatch. It features a Swiss Ronda 715 quartz movement, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal, and an illuminated second hand. Case: Brushed titanium, 43mm Diameter. Band: Black nylon Nato with a buckle closure. Water Resistant: 20 ATM Warranty: 3 Years (10 years on the illumination)
- Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 4.8 x 2.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B0018SFL4S
- Item model number: 6506a
- Date first available at Amazon.com: February 4, 2006
- Average Customer Review:
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Traser H3|
|Dial window material type||Sapphire|
|Case diameter||43 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||11 millimeters|
|Band Material||Stainless Steel|
|Band length||Men's Standard|
|Special features||Luminous, Screw down crown|
|Water resistant depth||200 Meters|
Top Customer Reviews
My P6506 is slightly different than the picture in that it has military time printed under the main numbers (i.e. there is a small 13 under the 1, a 14 under the 2, etc.). Also, the "traser" is not printed on the dial. Otherwise, this is the same watch: sapphire crystal, titanium case, and carbon fiber bezel make this a lightweight watch that is also tough. It is a quartz movement, so it keeps accurate time, and never really needs to be adjusted. I move time zones a lot, so I am constantly changing the time, but for a non-atomic watch it's accurate.
After five years of hard use, the bezel has started to wear a bit at the edges, and the case has a few scratches. The crystal is perfectly clear, as it is very difficult to scratch sapphire with anything but sapphire or a diamond. I have changed the band a few times, but it takes a standard 22mm band, so it's easy to find them at Walmart or watch store.
Of course, the draw of this watch over others is that the hands and dots glow extremely bright. I find that most watches are useless after several hours in the dark. When you have 12 or more hours of darkness during winter camping, most watches won't let you see the time without a flashlight. This watch glows bright and does not need recharging like other forms of hand and dial illumination.
Overall, this is a great watch and well worth the money. It's it's too pricey, try one of the cheaper trasers. You can get a steel case and mineral coated glass for much less.
I needed a watch I could read while driving, without having to put on my reading glasses, a watch that I could read in the middle of the night, without having to push extra buttons, one that I could read while working in near dark, photographing animals at night, and one that was durable, attractive, accurate and a good value.
The Commander Titanium (Titanium head and band rather then the black one shown in the picture) is one of those rare items that makes me feel like I have exactly what I need in something that I use every day.
When I reached 50, I started using reading glasses. I couldn't read any of my other watches without putting on the reading glasses while trying to drive. The large white hands against the black background are so easy to read. I don't know if the Tritium makes the hands brighter, but I can read this watch better then any watch I own or have tried. Not to mention the middle of the night. I rarely use an alarm clock so it sits on my wifes side of the bed. If I wake in dark, I can read my Traser clearly without turning on any lights or trying to push any buttons. I can read it in the theater, at a play, or even just sitting watching TV with the lights out.
Although this watch is virtually scratch proof, Sapphire crystal with Titanium case, I bought a Traser Type 3 for those times I am really going to be rough on my watch or know that I could loose it.
All of my other watches, including a Breitling, sit in a drawer. I can't honestly think why I would need another watch. Although I am starting to think about the Traser Classic Alarm Big Date.
During that period, I wore the watch regularly, usually during outdoors-type activities. It is rotated with a couple other watches: Automatic Aquaracer Chrono & Victorinox Ti Chrono Classic. The watch saw mountain biking, running, camping, swimming/snorkeling, etc. on a regular basis and it performed flawlessly. It became one of my favorite watches, so upon having to deliver it, I replaced it with what I really wanted: an identical watch albeit with a sapphire crystal and Ti case. I waited a little while to review the new Traser to be sure it was on track to perform as did the Lumi.
The Traser P6506 appears to be constructed by the same maker as is the Luminox. Except for the materials, the watches are identical down to the unfinished casting tit on the bezel.
- T25 Lume is excellent. Not too bright, definitely not dim. Instantly readable while driving, biking, or running at night.
- Extremely light weight. Perfect for athletic activity. I'm not one of those individuals sold on the concept that something needs to be heavy to be 'quality'.
- Ti case. See above. More watches should be made from Ti.
- Sapphire crystal. I've run some sapphire crystals 15+ years with no visible scratches.
- Not too big, not too small.
- Ronda mechanism.
- Screw down caseback
- Screw down crown
- This is not a dressy watch. It looks like it means business.
- The cool etching on the back.
- Extra warranty if registered.
- The existence of a NATO band. Good for when you want to put it outside a wetsuit or other gear.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I ordered three of these watches because my father's childhood friend from Germany, who came to America to visit, wanted two for the friends who hosted him while he was here and a... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Morgan
Everything I thought it would be. Tough, light and incredibly luminous in the dark. I've ordered the rubber band for it as well. Read morePublished 10 months ago by A. N. Clinard
Simply the most useful watch I own. Can really stand up to harsh use, might even be bullet proof!Published 16 months ago by bruce dollar
I did quite a bit of research too before ordering this watch, but I guess I didn't do a pretty good job with my research - because I returned this watch a day after I received it. Read morePublished 20 months ago by lagalag54
Very happy with this purchase. The Traser watch has exceeded my expectations in about every category. the band is comfortable and the watch looks great on your wrist. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Dabo
Awesome watch. I ended up returning the one I purchased on Amazon and bought from an authorized dealer listed on the Traser website. That was no fault of the watch. Read morePublished on April 1, 2013 by KDM
I bought this watch last year, one from my good friend in the Air Force and liked it so much, that before I gave him his gift I ordered myself the exact same one. Read morePublished on October 4, 2012 by Jonathan McMullen
I purchased a Traser watch in November 2010 from Amazon and it worked fine for a little over a year then it would become slow all of a sudden when left sitting overnight losing fro... Read morePublished on September 24, 2012 by AG
This has been my daily wear watch for four years and four months. About two weeks ago the second hand started ticking every four seconds or so which is a nice little heads up that... Read morePublished on August 21, 2012 by J. Page