MTM Watches may not be a household name but if you have looked through any Guns Magazine, Popular Mechanics or any number of other men’s lifestyle magazines you have seen their advertisements. They are better known as MTM Special Ops Watch, before you dismiss them as just another company cashing in on the Special Ops craze you need to look deeper into the company, their brand representatives and who actually wears and uses them.

I first became aware of the brand several years ago while looking through magazines and kept seeing their full color ads featuring the usual vibrant colors featuring photos full of bad ass guns, gear and equipment looking to bring hate and discontent to Al-Qaeda. That was all I knew about the company until I attended SHOT 2016.

A few minutes of conversation with the representative at the booth about their watches, and the planning behind each of the fifteen different model lines and doors began to open. The young woman at the booth was kind enough to show me different versions of almost each model they had on display. I’m a fan of watches and I was lost in a sea of buttons, gauges, LED lights and displays. I decided I need to focus on one model to highlight. I was looking for a model that any Junior Enlisted person could afford and still have a nice looking functional watch.

MTM Special Ops Hypertec Chrono

The Hypertec Chrono was the watch that I selected based on looks, price, weight, durability and simplicity. The Hypertec Chrono is available in eighteen different dial and color combinations. You can get Hypertec Chronos with one, two or even three sub circles to track minutes, seconds, or hours. Couple that with more than twenty available colors and style of watch bands and you have literally hundreds of combinations. Let’s take a look under the hood at the specifications of the Hypertec Chrono.

MTM Hypertec Chrono Specifications:

  • Case Material: Solid 413L Stainless Steel
  • Case Size: 44mm Diameter x 12mm Thick
  • Movement: Swiss quartz chronograph movement with super luminous hands
  • Dial Material: Brass
  • Water Resistance: 660 feet/ 200 Meters with locking cap
  • Finishes Available: Brushed stainless of black DLC finish
  • Crystal Material: Anti reflective, scratch resistant tempered glass
  • Battery lifespan: Estimated 3 years
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Price: $350 Estimated MSRP (discounts are offered)

Unboxing the Watch 

The first thing that is noticeable when the MTM Hypertec Chrono arrived was the box. I want to say that I have owned several high end watches such as the Doxa Sub 1200 and the Omega Planet Ocean and neither of those had the same quality of the box and packaging as the MTM. That says a lot for a watch that costs only a fraction of the price of the two I mentioned.