The Traser H3 P6500 Navigator (Type 6) is the classic military watch, with a re-inforced carbon fibre case and toughened polyamide bezel.
Traser H3 watches are renowned for their unique illumination system, accuracy and reliability, and it is for this reason that Special Forces use them across the world. The Traser H3 6500 Type 6 combines rugged military styling with a budget price.
The Traser H3 6500 utilises the same Traser Gaseous Tritium Light Sources as the rest of the H3 range, that make them the easiest watches in the world to see in low light or zero light conditions. No need to press any buttons or hold them up to the light, the H3 dial illuminates continuously for a period of ten years.
Couple the super tough case with outstanding lightweight design, 30m water resistance and the world renowned H3 dial illumination technology, and you have an amazing watch at a superb price.
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- Water resistant to 100ft (30 m)
- Hardened crystal mineral glass
- Rotating Bezel with Aluminium Insert
- Push in crown with double O-ring
- Ronda Quartz movement with central second hand
- 15 Traser lights, on three hands and hour markings
- Case size 4.5cms diameter
- 40 month battery pre-installed
- Available with a Black dial only
- 2 Year Warranty extendable to 3 years with online registration
Traser watches are well known throughout the military and police and have a great reputation for robustness and of course the very bright and easily readable analogue dials. Even at night Trasers only need a quick glance to read.
Trasers are made by Mb-Microtec of Switzerland. Their very bright 'Trigalight' or "gaseous tritium light sources" last up to 20 years and don't rely on batteries. The company is actually more oriented towards the light technology than the watches themselves and don't manufacture the movements, but use movements from high-quality Swiss manufacturer Ronda.
Trasers are all rugged and none are just fashion sports watches, although there they do come in a range of styles that suit general outdoor use through to extremely rugged and military use. For example many use a traditional two part strap and a common first modification is to switch to a NATO or G10 style strap which passes through both pins.
Traser watch glasses are either hardened mineral glass or the more expensive Sapphire crystal glass. Sapphire is more resistant to scratching although is more brittle. For general military use where a few scratches don't matter, hardened mineral glass is probably a better option and is used in the more functional watches such as the P5900. The more attractive and stylish, but arguably less practical Chrono BD Pro uses Sapphire glass.
An occasional criticism of Trasers is the lack of second hand illumination. While rarely a problem it does mean that on some occasions a light will need to be used.