Kobold Phantom Black Ops Tactical Chronograph Watch Review
This Kobold Phantom Black Ops Tactical Chronograph watch (model: KD 924453/KD924453) has a Swiss made, 25 jewel automatic movement based on ETA caliber 7750. The movement is housed in a 41.3mm U.S. manufactured stainless steel case with a matte black PVD coating. It sits 15.33mm tall on the wrist. If you add the crown to the diameter it stretches out to 45.8mm. Keep in mind that not all of the cases were made in USA, on some older models you will find Germany stamped on the back. More on that here.
The Black Ops Tactical watch looks great on a matching blacked-out NATO strap or with the PVD coated titanium Kobold bracelet installed (a $1,600 upgrade). If you want to sport the watch on something else, the lug width measures 20mm.
A slightly domed sapphire crystal provides a clear view into the dial. Black-out watches typically aren’t legible, but the Phantom Black Ops gets straight to the point with the lumed up greenish marker set. The matte black dial also features a gray day/date readout at 9:00.
The Kobold Black Ops is a beast in all conditions. This military grade field watch has a depth rating of 300m / 100ft and is equipped with a screw-down crown and screw-down pushers. The black bezel is uni-directional rotating, although we’ve seen some with fixed bezels as well. The retail price is $4,650.