by Bene Rullan
(Seattle, Wa USA)
Aquajet T100 LE Automatic
Android USA’s Aquajet T100 LE (Limited Edition) Automatic
Solid watch, literally!
The Aquajet T100 LE Automatic comes in three colors and in two sizes, enough choices to match itself to the wearers personality. It is clad in solid stainless steel and is constructed solidly.
Wearing this watch for three months, and sometimes using it while sleeping at night (so I can stare at the tritium glow) shows how solid a performer the Aquajet T100 is. The case dimensions are 50mm for the “Grand” and 45mm for the “mid”; I prefer the Grand but I see the Mid as a good everyday watch.
The Aquajet T100 dial comes in three colors – black, blue, and green. The outer perimeter where the orange and green tritium tube markers lie is decorated with a concentric design, while the inner area has a wave pinstripe pattern.
The dial has three-dimensional depth as the dial seems to move as light strikes it. The Aquajet’s hour and minute hands are straightforward, mirror-polished inlaid with blue tritium tubes.
The second hand made from copper has a high gloss red finish complementing the minimalist yet industrial design of the watch.
Tritium tubes are manufactured only by one company “MB Microtec” from Switzerland, and for this reason the Aquajet has to be assembled only in facilities approved by MB Microtec.
Unlike Superluminova, the T100 tritium tubes will glow for twenty five years continuously without the need for charging from any light source.
Tapping the Aquajet’s thick, beveled mineral crystal with my fingernail gives out a dull thud, an evidence of its thick solid construction. Protecting the crystal’s edge is a unidirectional bezel that has a solid feel when turned and is accented with silver hex screws.
The outer diameter is decorated with a step design mating it to the “sandwich” construction case unique to Android USA’s “Powerjet” series. With its screwdown crown and screwdown exhibition case back, this watch is rated at an astounding 50 atm water resistance – that’s 500 meters or 1650 feet!
Even with solid steel links the Aquajet’s bracelet drapes around your wrist like a soft cloth. It easily follows the contours of your wrist making it a very comfortable watch to wear.
The deployment clasp with a fold-over safety is what I look for in a watch; it makes me feel assured that it will not accidentally unclasp. But that’s just me.
The Aquajet’s engine is the “Japanese SII NH35 Automatic Movement with 24 Jewels” which vibrates at 21,600 per hour making it an accurate timekeeper.
Only 500 of each size and color will be produced making it a Limited Edition timepiece and for its overall quality, solid design, and construction, the value of the Aquajet T100 LE Automatic is very competitive.
I have searched for watches with the same specifications and was surprised with the results. Just search for “automatic”, “tritium”, and the required “water resistance”; also try adding “date” and “case size” and the you will realize that the Aquajet is very affordable for what it offers.
Backed by a two year warranty by a company that is hands on with their customer support, you will highly consider this watch to be part of your collection.
But remember, the LE is there for a reason. Once it’s gone, it’s gone for good.
Here are the detailed specs of the Aquajet T100 LE Automatic:
Bracelet: Stainless Steel
Movement: Japanese SII NH35 Automatic Movement w/ 24 Jewels
Crown: Screw Down
Clasp: Deployant w/ Foldover Safety Clasp
Grand: 9″ L x 24mm W
Mid: 8-1/2″ L x 22mm W
Water Resistance: 50 ATM – 500 meters – 1650 feet
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