We exist to support you: your life is your mission, it's our mission to time it. We have made our livelihood with service and support, and we strive to give you the best support possible as a member of the ARES family.  Please review the information below and if you still have questions contact ARES directly at 360-629-7415 or


What is a Mission Timer ®?

A Mission Timer is characterized as a timer that independently measures time in two directions: elapsed time (backward) and remaining time (forward). To do this ARES Mission Timers® feature two independent measuring systems: the dial and the bezel.  

The Mission Timer dial is a standard 0-60 minute dial for measuring elapsed time.  The Mission Timer bezel is marked 60-0 minutes for measuring remaining time. While located on the same timer they are not correlated and function independently using the same hour, minute, and seconds hand set.

How accurate is my Mission Timer®?

Accuracy is measured two separate ways: the dial accuracy and the bezel accuracy.

The dial, which measures elapsed time, is a precise measurement tool. The automatic movement within your Mission Timer is tuned to perform within a 10-second window, -4/+6 seconds per day, or to 99.988% accuracy relative to the dial.  This is an exceptional rate of performance and an internationally accepted standard.

Your bezel, which measures remaining time, is a general measurement tool. The bezel is machined with 120-clicks, or one click for every 30 seconds/half minute, therefore your bezel cannot be more accurate than a half minute.  Your Mission Timer bezel is rated to perform at +/-30 seconds, a standard set forth and employed by elements within USASOC, and an accepted performance standard.   

Register your Timer

Your ARES Mission Timer needs to be registered with us HERE


Your ARES Mission Timer is guaranteed for life against manufacturing defects and/or craftsmanship errors. If your Mission Timer breaks because of ARES it will be repaired or replaced, without question, for life.

Failure to seat the crown properly, normal wear and tear, scratches, dents, and dings to the case or components, bezel or sapphire, loss, theft, misuse, drops, falls, destruction, or removal of the case back and/or crown, by anyone, are not covered by the Lifetime Warranty.


Ordering for all ARES manufactured products and merchandise is available online. If you are unable to order online please contact us directly at 360-629-7415 and we can manually process your order over the phone.  Phone order hours are 0900-1500 PST Monday-Friday.

  • How soon will I receive my order? From your initial order to our in-house packaging, your Mission Timer is built for you. Once you place your order, your watchmaker builds your mission timer every step of the way. Because we offer a few distinct models we strive to maintain an inventory of “small batch” pieces in stock. While every attempt is made to shorten the timeframe of your watch build manufacturing takes time and can vary from 3-5 days to 3-5 weeks depending upon the complexity or your timer. 
  • I need to change my order. Yes, you can change your order prior to shipping by contacting us directly at or at the shop at 360-629-7415. 
  • Can I cancel my order before it is shipped?Yes, please contact us directly at or at the shop at 360-629-7415 and we can cancel your order. 

Shipping & Delivery

ARES provides 100% FREE domestic U.S. & APO/FPO shipping!   Once your order leaves the Shop, tracking info is automatically routed to the email address you provided at purchasing. 

  • What are your shipping options? Mission Timers are shipped with signature confirmation via USPS or FEDEX. ARES merchandise orders are shipped Priority USPS. 
  • Do you provide expedited shipping? We currently ship either 1-3 Day Priority Mail through the USPS or 2-Day via FedEx.  
  • Do you ship to APO/FPO? Absolutely! Orders utilizing APO & FPO addresses are shipped insured via the USPS Priority system worldwide.
  • Where do you ship? Right now we ship within the US & US Territories and Canada, but stay tuned as we continue to expand! If you’d like to be notified when we’ll ship to your country, email us at
  • How long will it take for my order to arrive? Typically orders are delivered within 1-5 days, depending upon your delivery location and the type of delivery services used.
  • How do I track my package? Order tracking information will generate once your order is out the door. Give your tracking number 24 hours to update once you receive it.
  • Help! My package is missing. ARES will do everything it can to help you track down your package but is not responsible for orders once they have been received by the carrier.

Returns & Refunds

We stand behind our products 100%.  If you purchase an item from ARES and are unhappy with it for any reason within the first 7 days, you may return your item with a proof of purchase for a refund or exchange. 

  • I want to exchange my order. To return an item for an exchange, please contact us to ensure your desired timepiece is available for exchange.
  • I want to return my order. Items must be returned in new, unworn and unused condition in original packaging. Refunds can be expected to be made to the same form of payment originally used to make your purchase. You can return your order at cost to you or we can provide a return shipping label and deduct the cost of shipping from your refund.
RE: (Your Order #)
9229 271st ST NW
Unit 399
Stanwood, WA 98292
  • How soon will I get a refund? Refunds can be expected to be made to the same form of payment originally used to make your purchase. Processing times for refunds will be 7 to 12 business days of their being received by our Returns Department. Please note, that a credit issued to your credit card may take up to two weeks to be acknowledged by your issuing bank or credit card institution.
  • What if I've worn it? Items returned worn, used, or with any sign of wear will be subject to a 25% restocking fee. Watches returned damaged will be charged a full repair and service fee, up to and including the retail price of the watch.
  • Help! Help! My return shipment is missing! If your return was made using an ARES return label we will work with you to ensure the package is returned to ARES and, if deemed lost, ARES will cover 100% of the missing return once we have been notified by the carrier that the package is certified as lost.  If you choose to return your purchase through a manner of your own choosing you are responsible for delivery to ARES: we are not responsible for product(s) that are not in our control.  

Watch Repairs & Gear

We guarantee everything we make. ARES watches are covered to the original owner against manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product.  The Lifetime Warranty does not include misuse or normal wear and tear. Prior to any service being completed your ARES timer needs to be REGISTERED WITH ARES.

RE: (Your Order #)
9229 271st ST NW
Unit 399
Stanwood, WA 98292
  • Help! I broke my watch. If your watch breaks because of you, ARES will fix it or repair it at a reasonable cost.
  • Uh, I think something is wrong. If you receive a damaged or defective item contact Customer Service as soon as possible and we'll make every effort to replace the item promptly. Please provide your order number and item number from your original confirmation e-mail. Our Representatives will provide you with instructions for returning the item. 
  • This doesn't look like what I ordered. In the event that the item you receive is different from what you originally ordered please contact and provide us with your original order number as well as a detailed description of the differences between the item you ordered and the item you received.
  • My strap is defective.  All ARES® straps are guaranteed for life. You can return your defective strap for a replacement at no cost. 
  • Why does my bezel sometimes look crooked? There are three possible reasons for this and none of them are problematic. The first reason is there are 120-clicks on the bezel, so there are two "click" positions for every minute indicated on the timer.  Often times you are just "in between" clicks and can "fix" the problem by clicking the bezel forward one click.

    Second is parallax. Parallax is the "observed displacement of an object caused by the change of the observer's point of view" or simply: how the position appears to move based on the angle I'm looking from. This dynamic can happen on your Mission Timer due to the difference in height between the top of the bezel and the base of the hands at the dial, which is almost 2.5mm. That's a lot of space. Based upon your angle in viewing the watch face it may appear out of alignment, like a speedometer does when viewed from the passenger seat.

    The third reason is variations in painting.  The numbers and lines on your bezel are machined into the steel and then painted with lume. The lume on your Mission Timer bezel is the finest lume commercially available, Super-LumiNova manufactured in Switzerland by RC Tritec.  It is applied into the machined numbers and indices by a wet stamp and sometimes, however refined the process, the paint bleeds outside of the machined markers. However slight, this will sometimes give the appearance of the bezel being misaligned with the dial. It's important to note that this isn't a functional or operational problem: when using the mission timer bezel your only reference point is the hand stack, not the dial, and vice versa, as they function independently of each other. Every Mission Timer is checked for accuracy and is rated within manufacturer specification for use. Wear freely!

    If the performance of your Mission Timer falls outside of these you can always contact us directly for service or support, your timer is guaranteed for life. 

  • There is condensation in my timer!  Our DIVER-1 and GMT timers are each individually rated to 1000 meters and our FIELD-1 timers are rated to 300 meters - if you're experiencing condensation inside your timer then the likely culprit is your crown isn't fully closed. For a hasty fix you can open the crown fully, place the timer in the sun or near a heat source, and then let evaporation  run its course. The proper fix is to send it in and we'll repair any damage done, assess any costs outside of warranty, and get it returned to you.  

Special Services

  • I'd like to place a custom order. ARES custom orders are available.  Please contact for specifications 


ARES Watch Company LLC is located at:

9612 270th Street NW
Suite 202
Stanwood, WA 98292

Our facility is open to the public without a reservation.  Please contact us directly at 360-629-7415 or to schedule an appointment.


Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from (the “Site”).

  • Personal information we collect. When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information”.
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Terms of Service


This website is operated by ARES Watch Company. Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to ARES Watch Company. ARES Watch Company offers this website, including all information, tools and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here. 

By visiting our site and/ or purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and/ or contributors of content.

Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our website. By accessing or using any part of the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any services. If these Terms of Service are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms of Service.

Any new features or tools which are added to the current store shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.

Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.

By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.
You may not use our products for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).
You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your Services.

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.
You understand that your content (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks.
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any contact on the website through which the service is provided, without express written permission by us.
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We are not responsible if information made available on this site is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk.
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Prices for our products are subject to change without notice.
We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time.
We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

Certain products or services may be available exclusively online through the website. These products or services may have limited quantities and are subject to return or exchange only according to our Return Policy.
We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colors and images of our products that appear at the store. We cannot guarantee that your computer monitor's display of any color will be accurate.
We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to limit the sales of our products or Services to any person, geographic region or jurisdiction. We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to limit the quantities of any products or services that we offer. All descriptions of products or product pricing are subject to change at anytime without notice, at the sole discretion of us. We reserve the right to discontinue any product at any time. Any offer for any product or service made on this site is void where prohibited.
We do not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Service will be corrected.

We reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the e‑mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgment, appear to be placed by dealers, resellers or distributors.

You agree to provide current, complete and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made at our store. You agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.

For more detail, please review our Returns Policy.

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You acknowledge and agree that we provide access to such tools ”as is” and “as available” without any warranties, representations or conditions of any kind and without any endorsement. We shall have no liability whatsoever arising from or relating to your use of optional third-party tools.
Any use by you of optional tools offered through the site is entirely at your own risk and discretion and you should ensure that you are familiar with and approve of the terms on which tools are provided by the relevant third-party provider(s).
We may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall also be subject to these Terms of Service.

Certain content, products and services available via our Service may include materials from third-parties.
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If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions (for example contest entries) or without a request from us you send creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, 'comments'), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any comments that you forward to us. We are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any comments in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any comments; or (3) to respond to any comments.
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Occasionally there may be information on our site or in the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, product shipping charges, transit times and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).
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We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free.
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In no case shall ARES Watch Company, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using the service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless ARES Watch Company and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.

In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.

The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes.
These Terms of Service are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use our Services, or when you cease using our site.
If in our sole judgment you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and/or accordingly may deny you access to our Services (or any part thereof).

The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to The Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).
Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the drafting party.

These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of United States.

You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at this page.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.

Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to us at