If you’re thinking a watch isn’t really gun-related, you’re right. But if you’ve been a reader of our pocket dump posts, you know that like a good knife, a lot of gun owners consider a watch to be an important part of their everyday carry gear.
One of the biggest trends in watches — particularly for the tactically-inclined among us — is going big. As in large timepieces that show prominently on your wrist. That’s exactly the kind of watches Gear’d Hardware makes.
Their big watches (most have a 50mm diameter dial) are designed and assembled in the US and they’re made to take a licking and keep on ticking. Wait. They’re really rugged.
Mine is the Zx1-1219 with a carbon fiber band. It has a stainless steel case that’s waterproof to 100 feet. In addition to the analog hands it has illuminated electronic day, date, hours, minutes and seconds, plus a stop watch function. And it has an unlimited lifetime warranty. As the company says, “If you break it we will replace it with a new badass watch.”
It sells for under $200, so if you’re looking for a gift for a tactical dude in your life, a Gear’d Hardware watch is worth considering.