Nixon Sentry Chrono Leather Gray Gator Men’s Watch: Review

Nixon Sentry Chrono Leather Gray Gator Men’s Watch: Review
9.9 Total Score

When it come to classic and worthy watch designs, Nixon has always come through as one of the best non-luxury timepiece brands that is capable of producing some of the best looking men’s watches of excellent quality while still keeping the price down.

Nixon is a well-known brand of excellent men’s timepieces that are affordable, reliable, and feature classic designs. The Nixon Sentry is a special timepiece that offers a 6-Hand Chronograph feature, a masculine design, and a leather Alligator strap.

Brand: Nixon

Type/Model: Sentry Chrono Leather Gray Gator

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This 42mm timepiece is a beautiful 6-hand Chronograph with additional subdials that keep track of time from relative time, the date, the hour, the minute, and the second. The 42mm case is built using a solid stainless steel with a fixed stainless steel bezel to match, hardened mineral dial window, and complementing Rose Gold Stainless Steel applied hour indexes, main skeletal dial hands, and the three sub dial hands.

Technical Specifications and Features:

  • Case Size: 42mm
  • Case Shape: Round
  • Movement: Miyota Japanese Quartz
  • Crystal: Hardened Mineral
  • Case Material: Custom Stainless Steel
  • Case Back: Solid with Steel Screw Down and Spring Pin Lugs
  • Dial: Black
  • Dial Features: Rose Gold-tone Applied Hour Indexes and Dial Hands, Skeleton Hour and MInute Hands, Sub Dials (3), White Minute/Second Markings Around Outer Rim of Dial
  • Bezel: Fixed
  • Bezel Material: Stainless Steel
  • Band: Strap
  • Strap Material: Gray Alligator Leather
  • Strap Width: 21mm
  • Clasp: Stainless Steel Buckle
  • Crown: Double Gasket, Steel
  • Water Resistance: 100 meter (10 ATM)

Power Source

This Nixon uses a Miyota Japanese Quartz 6-Hand Chronograph movement. This powers the 24 hour subdial, Chronograph, date placement (at 4 o’clock), and is considered one of the best Quartz movements on the market.

The Good

After the excellent Miyota Japanese Quartz movement, this timepiece, the other great feature is it’s water resistance. With a 100 meter (10 ATM) water resistance, you certainly don’t have to worry about getting this timepiece wet or ruined in shallow water, while showering, or an accidental drop in water.

However, this watch has an excellent Gray Alligator leather strap that is 21mm wide. You won’t want to get beautiful strap wet. However, you can easily switch out this strap with a rubber strap for use in the water or around boats, etc…

The dial is beautiful and features a combination of white minute/second markings around the outer rim, Rose Gold-tone indexes, Rose Gold-tone subdial hands, Rose Gold-tone main dial hands, and a calendar date window sitting diagonally at the 4 o’clock position.

The Bad

This Nixon does not have any real negative aspects to it that have been reported. It is not recommended that you wear this watch while submerged under water. Water resistance is not necessarily water proof up to 100 meters.


This timepiece is fully functional and features quality materials. With Alligator leather making up a beautiful gray strap, the design of the black dial and stainless steel case and bezel looks masculine and warm.

The applied indexes are Rose Gold-tone and mark the hours in style. The dial hands are Rose Gold-tone as are the subdials. The calendar window will tell you the day of the month and the Chronograph function is complete with two push buttons on either side of the crown on the right hand side of the stainless steel case.

Screw Back Stainless Steel Case


The design is absolutely stunning with the black dial that perfectly complements the gray Alligator leather strap. The 42mm stainless steel case and bezel is custom made and the hour indexes are a Rose Gold-tone; as are the skeleton hour and minute dials, the subdials, and the thin second hand.

The Miyota Quartz movement is one of the best Quartz movements in the world.


This Nixon Sentry Chronograph retails in price for $250.00, but right now you can purchase this timepiece for 50% via’s Flash Sale for $125.00.

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9.9 Total Score

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User Rating: 5 (2 votes)