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What are a few popular brands of military spec watches?

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MTM, Traser and Marathon are a few popular brands of military spec watches. As of 2015, military spec watches have grown in popularity in recent years partly due to heavy exposure in media, television and movies.

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No brand has been more successful at being visible than MTM with its "Special Ops" line of watches made to military specifications. The company's Falcon, Patriot, Seal, Predator and Warrior as well as the Silencer have been standard wardrobe items for many TV and movie action stars. Its watches have been worn by Arnold Swarzenegger in several films, Shemar Moore in "Criminal Minds," Kiefer Sutherland in "24," Christian Slater in "My Own Worst Enemy," and Jason Statham regularly among many others. In the real world, it is seen on dignitaries such as Prince Felipe of Spain and King Abdullah II of Jordan.

Marathon is another popular military timepiece producing Swiss-made naval diving watches and air force pilot watches. Some of the watches can run several thousand dollars, but that has not stopped the company from selling over 26,000 military spec watches commercially in the last few years, as of 2015. The company regularly supplies the U.S. and Canadian armed forces as well.

Traser is another major manufacturer that supplies world military forces and the general public. Its Swiss construction commonly incorporates multiple advanced luminescent features built into the construction to allow viewing in any visibility.

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