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The Drop: BOLDR x Nitecore T-Rex Watch

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Chris Van Hoven
The Drop: BOLDR x Nitecore T-Rex Watch

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It's a big EDC market out there, and tons of awesome gear is released all the time. We made The Drop to help you discover the latest and greatest essentials worth a spot in your EDC.

The search for durable, reasonably-priced timepieces that tick all the right boxes is a never-ending quest for many of us, but thanks to releases like the T-Rex by BOLDR and Nitecore, we’re shown that it’s possible. The T-Rex is available in limited quantities and looks as tough as its prehistoric namesake, featuring all the specs we look for in a reliable everyday watch.

It sports an all-black stealth theme for its case and bracelet, featuring a 40mm black PVD stainless steel case with a high contrast dial with C3 Glow lume for easy readability in all conditions. On the dial, you'll find two numeral designs to match each company’s logo and an embossed T-Rex design that adds character to the watch. Protecting the dial is a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal lens equipped with multiple anti-reflective coatings, which you’d typically find on higher-end watches. Its 60-minute 120-click uni-directional steel bezel with an aluminum insert combined with its 200-meter water resistance rating and screw-down crown means the T-Rex is dive-ready.

Inside the T-Rex, you'll find the robust Japanese SII NH35A automatic movement, designed to withstand the rigors of everyday use while maintaining excellent timekeeping accuracy. Adding to its resilience, the T-Rex comes fitted with an integrated stainless steel bracelet with a quick-release design that makes swapping the bracelet out for another band a breeze.

Adding a unique touch to each limited edition release is an exhibition caseback adorned with exclusive artwork of a T-Rex’s footprint and a unique serial number. As a bonus, the T-Rex is paired with the Torch TINI 2 from Nitecore, a compact yet powerful rechargeable flashlight that we’ve featured several times that remains one of our favorite pocket torches, featuring a super compact design that packs both a unique LED display and up to 500 lumens of output.

What we like: The T-Rex has all the specs we’d want from a reliable, functional tool watch, all at a completely reasonable price point. The added bonus of a compact powerhouse of a flashlight and even exclusive glow-in-the-dark Ranger Eye patches make this an extremely compelling EDC set.

What to watch out for: Only 100 pairs are available for the first batch, so get your orders in quickly.

Final verdict: With the T-Rex and TINI 2 combo, you’ve instantly added two rugged, reliable, and stylish pieces to your EDC for both urban settings and outdoor escapades.

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Chris Van Hoven is a multifaceted writer with a keen interest in technology, watches, and the world of automobiles. When he geeks out about technical details and specifications, his enthusiasm for these subjects is contagious.

Having contributed extensively to renowned publications, he has made a name for himself as an authority in the Philippine automotive industry. His expertise can be seen through his engaging articles as Editor-in-Chief of C! Magazine, a prominent car magazine where he offers insightful reviews and comprehensive analysis of various vehicles.

In addition to his automotive pursuits, Chris's horological inclinations are evident in his work for Calibre Magazine and Vintage Grail. Here, he explores the latest watch releases, trends, and the significance of various vintage timepieces, captivating readers with his knowledge and enthusiasm.

Beyond his writing endeavors, Chris is an avid gamer, finding solace in the immersive world of PC gaming. His passion for gaming and tech-related gadgets allows him to stay at the forefront of the industry, always seeking the latest advancements and sharing his experiences with others.

Combining his love for technology, watches, and automotive wonders, Chris Van Hoven stands as a versatile writer who has built a reputation for his expertise and engaging style. His ability to weave together captivating stories and detailed analysis continues to capture readers and fuel his dedication to these ever-evolving fields.

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