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Steinhart Triton 100 ATM Black Final Review

Steinhart knows how to make a watch as we have seen, they won the RWR 2010 Watch of the Year.  They continue to show their watchmaking prowess with the Triton 100 ATM, its an awesome looking, beefy watch with features that rivals many divers.

Case & Dial

The case is the overall dominating feature of this watch.  It’s hefty, tall, sharp and very colorful.  It also looks great when it gets into the dark and lights up as if it had an electric charge behind it.  The sapphire crystal is flat along with the bezel to make it an overall cylinder shape with sharp lugs attached to it.  This watch has one of the hardest coatings available called DLC and it really holds up very well.  Perfectly actually, as I did hit it against a few hard objects and it looks brand new with absolutely no wear at all.

The dial is actually quite small compared to the overall size of the case but the hands and markings make up for it in visibility.  If you look very closely there are actually very tiny hemispheres at the edge of each hour marker, white on most but orange on 12, 3, 6 and 9.  A very tiny detail, but very nicely incorporated.

Band

Just by looking at this watch you can tell that it is heavy, and once you wear it you can definitely feel it.  I like the beefy nature of the watch overall.  The heft and height of the components has a very nice and sturdy feel.  The rubber band that is supplied with the watch is a great accompaniment with its 24mm width and thickness.

The buckle allows for very fine adjustment, and you should use it with this watch.  If the fit is a little loose you will feel it dig with its sharp edging.  It also seems to have a different coating than the case and is most likely PVD.

Overall

This watch is a major contender in the dive category.  With a feature-set that is hard to figure how they managed the $700USD price, this watch is easily comparable to watches five or more times its price.  A Bell & Ross BR 02 has always been a favorite of mine and I think this one is very close to it in features, but beats it when it comes to the price tag.  The Steinhart 100 ATM Black is hands down a great watch.  Feel free to ask any questions or comment below.  If you are a diver and have used a Triton 100ATM please let us know your experience.

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Reader Comments (10)

As Always, great review! Every couple of days I check out to see the newest watch you're reviewing. This watch was very different from your usual selection, and you did a great review on it. Keep up the good work. Do you have a line-up of watches, because there are a couple of watches I would love for you to review if you could!

Nadi, an avid follower!
March 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNadi
Thanks Nadi,

Send me a quick email on what you would like to see reviewed.
March 3, 2011 | Registered CommenterJames L. Helms
James,

thanks a lot for this great review. I am eyeing the Triton 100 ATM for a while now, but have not found a proper review until now. I must admit I could not wait for your final review to come out. I was looking at your blog almost daily. Is it possible that you do another video of the watches, like a long time follow up review? Keep up the great work. All the watches you reviewed so far, fall all into my "like" category. (Sorry for my bad English)

Greetings from Europe

Felix
March 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFelix
Thanks Felix. Check back on Sunday and we will have a new initial watch review up. Post a comment on it and let us know what you think.
March 4, 2011 | Registered CommenterJames L. Helms
I just got the Triton 100 DLC , it is surely one big attractive piece . On my 7 1/4 inch wrist it feels just right and the lume is fantastic . Will give feedback if used in the sea. it also attracts a lot of attention . Thanks for the reviews , i actually read this before I decided , the review helped my decision .
April 29, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermicael
Love your reviews! I have a growing collection and am wanting to add a new watch. Although they're very different, I'm debating between this watch and their 47mm black chrono. I know you reviewed the original chrono and obviously liked it.

My question is, in your opinion, which of these two watches offers more value for the money?

Thanks for all the great information - keep it coming!

Greg
March 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGreg Austin
@Greg Austin probably the Chrono. Getting that movement for that price is hard to find especially at this quality level. They have a new vintage version which is amazing.
March 29, 2012 | Registered CommenterJames L. Helms
Thanks for the opinion. I've come to the same conclusion after much research. I think I've been to every site and forum and checked out almost every model! Steinhart's just really shine in terms of style, quality and value. I even got a nice email from Gunter after I emailed him about the watch.

Now I'm deciding between the 47mm black version with white lum or the smaller vintage version you mention. Leaning toward the larger white: like the crispness and size a bit more.

I don't suppose you've seen either or both in person?

Thanks -
Greg
March 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGreg Austin
James - FYI: I'm expecting the 47mm DLC chrono in tomorrow. Very excited to see and wear it.

Thanks for your recommendation. I'm sure I'll be happy.

Now dealing with the temptation of the Triton!

Best -
Greg
April 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGreg Austin
Just got this watch and the 44mm Nav II Chrono, both are incredible values. Been getting a lot of looks on the Triton and several inquiries from strangers. It has been mistaken for a JLC, UTS and other pricier watches. I really don't care for the resemblances. For me it's great to own an original Steiny.
July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGerry

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