Nite Alpha Hands-On: A Well Balanced, Affordable Sports Watch

Nite Alpha Hands-On: A Well Balanced, Affordable Sports Watch

The Nite Alpha is the most engaging item accessible from the brand at this moment. It isn’t the brand’s most costly thing, nor is it the most economical. Or maybe, it’s a very balanced and nicely valued broadly useful diver’s watch that I think has a spot for anybody looking for a watch they can just “kick around” and not stress over. Nite right now records over twelve Alpha models, which come on ties or wristbands, in common or dark covered steel, and with at any rate three dial styles. This Nite Alpha 208 model in regular brushed steel and blue combined with a coordinating polymer lash addresses the section level cost for the Alpha assortment – and is my current favorite.

Hands-on pictures by Ariel Adams

Nite Alpha Design

The Alpha plan blends a progression of current yet exemplary plunge style watches. It isn’t as geek looking as say, a Luminox, yet it doesn’t feel like a retro games observe all things considered. Raising Luminox (and watches like it) bodes well in light of the fact that the Nite Alpha (like most other Nite watches) highlights tritium gas tube enlightenment. The more customary round cylinders are utilized in the hands, while compliment and more extensive cylinders are utilized for the hour markers. That implies the dial doesn’t have the ordinary look of being set with round cylinders, offering a more conventional diver’s style dial, which I very like.


I additionally like the spotless look of the dial which doesn’t have any additional components that would complicate the plan or upset neatness. Extents generally are decent, and I like the metallic sheen of the blue-hued dial a considerable amount. The orange accents are appealing and help complete the general look in an apparently amicable manner.

Nite Alpha Strap & Case

One of the reasons that I picked the Alpha watch on a lash is on the grounds that I was stressed it would wear excessively huge for my wrists on the coordinating wristband. All the more thus, I find that lashes will in general serve me better for sports watches when I plan on getting wet or perspiring. Nite utilizes a polymer tie and not an elastic or silicone one. Elastic would have been something more, however the polymer tie doesn’t trouble me, and it includes an intriguing surface plan and is made to completely fit the forms of the case – likewise a significant plus.

The case itself is 42mm wide (and 14.8mm thick with a generally 51mm carry to-drag distance less the tie), yet the Alpha wears huge. As should be obvious, the fitted polymer tie goes outwards before it goes down, implying that while the watch will fit on more modest wrists, the tie will perceptibly overhang a piece making the watch search huge for (once more) more modest wrists, for example, my own. This, obviously, can be helped by eliminating the provided lash and supplanting it with quite a few post-retail 22mm wide watch ties. I wager a blue-shaded NATO-style lash would look especially attractive on this Alpha 208 model.


Returning to the provided lash briefly, I need to specify that Nite utilizes a more “secure” two-prong style clasp just as two little tabs which help secure the abundance tie in the tie circle. Without this component, the slicker-finished polymer lash may drop unware of present circumstances – while the expanded surface contact of elastic ties don’t truly have that issue. I simply appreciate that Nite made a point to appropriately design the lash given the material utilized for it.

Nite Alpha Movement

As a diver’s style watch the Alpha is water-impervious to 300m and has an AR-covered (three-layers as per Nite) sapphire gem. Another truly decent component is the utilization of a blue ceramic supplement in the unidirectional turning bezel. Note too the utilization of a tritium gas tube as the lume pip at the hour long marker on the bezel. Inside the watch is a Swiss Ronda type 715Li quartz development and “Li” represents lithium-particle, implying that the development has a 10-year battery life.

For me, that is a major in addition to on the grounds that my average complaint about quartz watches is that despite the fact that they are more precise than mechanical watches, I don’t need to wear my quartz watches when the battery is dead or going to bite the dust. Therefore, I love light-controlled or motor fueled quartz developments. With a 10-year¬†battery life in the Nite Alpha, you can not just have a precise blender style sports watch available to you, however you can be certain that you won’t need to swap the battery for a truly long time.

Good looks, quality parts, respectable development, adaptability, and dependability are characteristics that together make for a somewhat good apparatus watch offer. At a couple thousand dollars I’d say fail to remember this watch and discover something different that has more extravagance or status bid. Despite the fact that at under $600, you get a decent combination of significant worth and the subsequent finished result. There positively are less expensive watches in the monstrous classification of quartz sports watches, yet not many that I experience catch my consideration very like the Nite Alpha. Cost for this Nite Alpha 208 is $580 USD. Learn more or request at Nite Watches here.