Historic US military watch brand Tornek-Rayville has been resurrected with a reissue of its diver from the 1960s. The Tornek-Rayville name was acquired by the owner of well-respected microbrand MKII Watches and its first watch, the TR-660 has been revealed. The TR-660 replaces the TR-900 MIL-W-22176A. Built to military specifications back in the day, the modern TR-660 features improved modern features like a “proprietary non-radioactive” Super-LumiNova for the hands and indices, 200 meters of water resistance, and a longer power reserve thanks to the Seiko SII NE15C automatic movement inside. The TR-900 also called for automatic winding, and it should be noted that this current version of Seiko’s basic automatic movement features hand-winding and hacking.
Lastly, the 40mm Tornek-Rayville TR-660 has a bead-blasted 316L stainless steel case with optional aluminum or acrylic timing dials, and reinforced spring bars featuring thin drilled lugs with reinforced spring bars and a simple dial that retains the footprint of the original’s moisture indicator. The watch is offered on a choice of three straps — woven nylon in black or khaki, black rubber, or a MODspec black nylon unit.
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