This is a great little watch, sharp details, slim on the wrist and a reliable movement inside too. Unidirectional, 120 click, ceramic bezel and a nice bracelet too. Got a lot going for it at $415, so we say top work Island Watches. That multi coloured dial layout has the Ball Watches vibe for us and that’s a good look. Here’s the word; “The Islander … Continue reading Islander Watches Port Jeff is A Scuba-Doo
Watch Gecko has a new watch on pre-order, say hello to the NTH DevilRay, which looks the biz we reckon. Tons of eye-candy lume for night wear, solid Seiko NH movement, double dome sapphire crystal, steel 43mm wide case, plus steel bracelet. Unidirectional 120 click bezel, which also features X1 superlume. Sunburst grey dial isn’t everyone’s first choice maybe, but we can live with that … Continue reading NTH DevilRay in Grey: Real Sharp 500m Diver
Ocean Crwler is a brand we just discovered at NWC mag and we have to say their line up of watches is impressive, there’s even an 18K gold bezel dive watch for $5000 in there. But regular dive watch fans know that what matters is the movement, the lume, the depth testing and the build quality of the watch. In this respect Ocean Crawler are … Continue reading Ocean Crawler Core Diver V4: Swiss Power, 300m Ability
Baltic has added a blue gilt model to their Aquascaphe dive range and it makes an interesting alternative to something like the Christopher Ward C65. A stunning deep blue, sunray effect dial, 39mm case width and a domed sapphire crystal all combine with some bright lume to make this a decent spec watch for £580. It’s a leisure dive/swim watch with 200m of resistance and … Continue reading Baltic Aquascaphe Blue Gilt; Decent Spec Diver, Affrodable Price
Vario has launched a range of limited edition Empire watches, with four variants, all featuring mother-of-pearl dials. These have the Miyota 6T33 handwound mechanical movement inside and are limited to 50 pieces in four different dial combos. We like the blue hands and polished bezel one the best, but there’s plenty of choice. All of them are 38mm across and just 11mm high on the … Continue reading Vario Empire, Now With Mother-of-Pearl Dial Options
At $399 the new Zelos Black Tip is a great all round dive watch, but it’s interesting to note how the Indie brand is price-walking like Seiko and others as inflation takes its toll. A couple of years back the typical 40/41/42mm, 200m, sapphire crystal Zelo dive watch was around $280, with special bronze case, or meteorite dial options costing $330-$360. For something with the … Continue reading Zelos Black Tip Diver: Good Spec, Getting Pricier
Vertigo Watches has sent us info on a neat pre-order deal, which may tempt dive watch fans. The Diver Two has a Seiko NH series auto movement, sapphire crystal and 300m of resistance, all for 200 euros. Nice discount on the full 330 RRP by the way. Delivery will be in April 23. Here’s the word from Vertigo; Case and bracelet in 316 stainless steel, … Continue reading Vertigo Diver Two: Pre-Order Deal at 200 Euros
A pure one off by George Daniels or Roger Smith would really be something to own for sure, but for mere mortals with less than a million to spend a limited edition of 20 pieces by Weiss is worth a look. The titanium field watch features a blue dial, 38mm wide case and is hand made in the USA. Inside the lightweight case there’s a … Continue reading How Rare Do You Like Your Watches?