Standing for Close Quarters Defense, the CQD Watch is built with a band made from 550 paracord, which is hand-tied can be unraveled in an emergency and employed in a range of useful tasks. Paracord bands can be had in two sizes: medium and large. The medium-size option fits wrists measuring 6.25-7 inches in diameter, while the large fits wrists 7 inches or larger.
Like the company's original survival bracelet, the buckle system doubles as a sheath for a unique 1.5-inch hawksbill blade made from 8Cr13MoV stainless steel and versatile enough to be used in a range of utilitarian or self-defense scenarios. The blade is integrated into a nylon guard tied into the paracord bracelet and incorporates grooves and jimping that enable users to anchor the blade into their grip for use.
The watch itself is built with a Japanese Miyota quarts movement encased in either a zinc-alloy or 316L stainless-steel housing, depending on the consumer's preference. A stainless-steel model is water resistant to a depth of 170 feet and features a titanium PVD coating for added durability. Other features of the model include mineral glass and a Lume-indexed display. The zinc-alloy option is built with a Seiko quartz movement and is water-resistant to a depth of 100 feet. Like the stainless-steel model, this option also includes mineral glass, a titanium PVD coating and a Lume-indexed display.
The suggested retail price on the Outdoor Edge ParaClaw CQD Watch starts at $79.95 for the zinc-alloy encased model, while the stainless-steel option retails at a suggested price of $134.95.