SHIELD timepieces are employed by the pros. We have earned the respect of the military; police; firemen; and professional divers. The SHIELD "BUBBLEBACK" pays tribute to one of the world's greatest watch designs by the world's most recognized watch brand.
It was pre World War 2 that the "BUBBLEBACK" design was introduced. It was over-sized; thick; and overbuilt to protect the watch movement. Designed to take the abuse of wartime; the thickness of the steel case and the heavy glass crystal made the watch functional; yet it was never considered an attractive watch. In fact; many thought it was ugly. Yet; due to quality; the armed service supported the watch via sales at the PX. (military exchange) If a soldier needed a timepiece that would endure the stress of war; the "BUBBLEBACK" was the only choice. Other men's watches at that time were 35% smaller and much thinner. Yet; today the bulky design is fashion forward. The "BUBBLEBACK" design returns and becomes a 21st century watch. If you were to locate a "BUBBBLEBACK" today it would sell for several thousands of dollars.
Our watch engineers reviewed the classic design and made improvements due to the changing of technology. The surgical steel case remains the same quality yet we added a helium release value so the watch can reach 500 meters or 1640 feet of water resistance. Compare that to the majority of divers watches; which reach 200 meters or 600 feet of water resistance; the SHIELD pushes the limits . Our hands offer Super Luminova for long lasting night vision. We continue to use a Swiss precision watch movement. SHIELD improved the "BUBBLEBACK" to satisfy today's professional needs. Yet we reserved the cost so the timepiece can be justified by the public that demands both fashion and quality. Test the SHIELD "BUBBLEBACK" and if you are dissatisfied we will pay for the return shipping and refund your complete payment. Compare with more expensive timepieces and you will discover SHIELD sets a new standard.
- Precision Swiss Quartz movement
- 316L Stainless Steel Time tested BUBBLEBACK steel case
- 50atm/500meters/1640 feet water resistant / Professional deep diving approved
- Sapphire coated mineral non glare scratch resistant crystal
- Date indicator with magnified crystal lens
- Compass graph on the bezel
- Walking speed indicator on the bezel
- One step is approximately 75 cm or 2 1/2 feet Knowing how many steps you need to cover 50 m / 164 ft; start counting your steps when the second hand is on 12 o’clock. With the last step when you have covered the distance of 50 m / 164 ft read on the second hand on the walking Speed scale how fast you are walking in an hour (km/h or mph). For example: If you need 30 seconds to cover 50 m / 164 ft; your average approximately walking speed is 6 km/h or 3.7 mph. If you are walking/hiking in a group; the calculation should always be based on the slowest walking person.
- Screw down crown
- Helium release value
- Luminous hands and hour markers
- Suede leather strap 24mm
- 44mm diameter
Band Color: Black Leather; Band Width: 24mm near case; 24mm near clasp/buckle; Bezel Color: Silver; Case: Silver + Circle-shaped; Case Finish: Satin + Stainless Steel; Case Thickness: 16mm; Case Width: 43mm; 48mm with crown; Clasp / Buckle: Strap Buckle; Dial: Silver + analog; Hand Color: White; Movement: Swiss + quartz; Time Zones: Single; Water Resistance: 50 atm;
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