Formex has sent us info on their latest incarnation of the Reef dive model. It gets a white dial option which is handy but more important for us at NWC mag is the techie gadget stuff.
You can change the bezel and the straps, all without tools. That’s a neat trick, because usually you need a case knife to carefully prise a bezel free and even then, it can be a tricky business on some watches.
Then there’s the old sping bar pins – another load of hassle for many owners, who find inserting a v-shaped tool isn’t that easy on some watches with flush fitting bracelets and leather straps. The result can be a scratched PVD/chrome/gold tone coating on the lugs – not good.
So hats off to Formex for solving those problems, plus the 120 click bezel now has a smoother nylon ring fitting, for a better action, says Formex. It’s a COSC level, Sellita powered 300m dive watch by the way, retails at £1450.