Reactor’s Gryphon Watch
Leave the Rolex at home
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You’d never take your flashy work shoes to go hiking, so why take your fancy watch on a camping trip?
The Gryphon by Reactor is built for the outdoors—scratch-, impact-, and water-resistant. But the watch is no heavyweight. In fact, it’s 50 percent lighter than similar water-resistant, stainless steel watches on the market, according to the company. Reactor uses a glass-reinforced polymer for the cover that has a tensile strength stronger than steel. There’s also a stainless steel core to keep the connections watertight.
The strap is made from a nylon webbing that’s co-molded with a silicone and natural rubber compound to keep the band from absorbing any dirt that you manage to kick up.