Dive Watch Releases / Articles

2016-08-24

SEIKO Prospex DIVER Chronograph x RISINGWAVE

This beautiful looking diving chrono is the new Seiko Prospex Diver Chronograph Risingwave Ref. SBEC003 one of 2 collaboration models with Rising Wave an aromatic aquatic men's fragrance by Christian Riese Lassen made for the Japanese domestic market.

But don’t let that put you off because there aren’t any silly perfume logos on the dial and this is proper piece of kit that retails for 320,000¥ exe. VAT, the equivalent of 3,185USD.



Its case is made for Stainless steel and has a Dia-Shield coating which is kinda like Citizen’s Dura-Tec so it’s super scratch-resistant and basically ultra-tough. It is fitted with: a screwdown crown, chrono-pushers and caseback, a Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on its inside and a unidirectional rotational divers bezel with a black ceramic inlay.



Further divers features include: anti-magnetic, 200m of water-resistance so that it is suitable for scuba diving and a full Dia-Shield coated steel bracelet with a double-locking divers clasp with push button release and divers extension. Dimensions of the case are as follows: 46.5mm x 16mm x 53mm lug-to-lug. It has a total weight of 242g.



Its dial is in a beautiful deep blue that gradually darkens outtowards and is fitted with Seiko Lumibright applied hands and markers. Power comes from a Japanese Seiko in-house calibre 8R49 with 34 jewels and an accuracy of -15 to +25 seconds per day. Its functions include: a chronograph up to 30 minutes, 12 hours and sub-seconds.

https://www.seiko-watch.co.jp/prospex/

SEIKO Prospex DIVER Automatic x RISINGWAVE

This lovely looking diver is the new Seiko Prospex Diver Automatic Risingwave Ref. SBDC047, one of two collaboration models with Rising Wave, an aromatic aquatic fragrance for men by Christian Riese Lassen made for the Japanese domestic market.

Despite the perfume collobrotion, both these watches are proper dive watches with really nice specifications. This one retails for 130,000¥ exe. VAT, the equivalent of 1,295USD.



Its case is made for Stainless steel that has a Dia-Shield coating. This is similar to Citizen’s Dura-Tec so it’s really tough and scratch-resistant. It is fitted with: a screwdown crown and caseback, a Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on its inside and a unidirectional rotational divers bezel with a ceramic inlay.



Further divers features include: anti-magnetic, 200m of water-resistance, so that it is suitable for scuba diving and a full Dia-Shield coated steel bracelet with a double-locking divers clasp with push button release and divers extension. Dimensions of the case are as follows: 45mm x 13.8mm x 45.5mm lug-to-lug.



Its dial is in a beautiful deep blue that gradually darkens outwards and is fitted with Seiko Lumibright applied hands and markers. Power comes from a Japanese Seiko in-house calibre 6R15 with 23 jewels and an accuracy of -15 to +25 seconds per day. Its functions include: a stop second hand function and central sweep-seconds.

https://www.seiko-watch.co.jp/prospex/

MUFF Diver

Here’s the ultimate gag gift for dive watch fans – it’s a Muff Diver! That’s right folks a diver that has been lovingly designed to accompany you on ALL your dives!

[if English isn't your native toungue, you might wanna Google the meaning of "muff diver" ;-)]



The MUFF Dive Watch from UK based, MUFF Divers Watches with its: Stainless steel case, unidirectional rotational divers bezel with Deep Blue 15min scale, screw-down crown, water-resistance to 10atms (330ft) and distinct black textured dial with luminous hands and date window –



comes on a Deep Blue soft rubber strap, priced – you guessed it, £69!

http://muff.co.uk/

GPW MILITARY Mission AUTO

Anyone remember Arctos? Well they are now called GPW Military and this is their current divers model, the Mission a member of the GPW Infantry line.

The watches are based on models made for the Infantryman of the German KRK (Crisis Reaction Forces) Soldier.



Features include: a solid Titanium case measuring 42.4mm, a Sapphire crystal, a screwdown crown and caseback, a water-resistance of 200m and hands and hour markers with multiple layers of lume.

Further features include: a date display at 3 o'clock, a red minute hand and an automatic movement with 24 Jewels – not sure what that is, though? Current price is 329USD reduced from 745USD.

http://www.gpwmilitary.com/

2016-08-23

HAGER Aquamariner

This is the new Aquamariner from HAGER, a modern vintage inspired diver that won’t break the bank. The Aquamariner is based on two iconic divers; one of which Hager say is the Rolex Military Submariner AKA Milsub Ref. 5517 – but I thought that had sword hands?! For me it looks like another poor man’s Tudor Black Bay which is a style that is very popular at the moment!



The Aquamariner has a 316L Marine grade Stainless steel case with combination; brushed, polished sides and beveled edges and a satin finish. It measures 41mm without crown and has a height of 12.75mm with its solid back. Its has a 50mm lug to lug measurement and a lug width of 22mm.

Divers features of the HAGER Aquamariner include: a unidirectional rotational divers bezel with a 60-min. dive-time scale with an anodized aluminum inlay in either: matte midnight blue, matte black or matte burgundy and engraved makers –



a screwdown crown, with HAGER logo and midnight blue, black or burgundy anodized aluminum crown tube, a domed, scratch-resistant Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on its inside and a water-resistance to 300 meters.

Power comes from a trusted Miyota 8215 automatic self-winding mechanical movement. The dial is in black with Mercedes hands lumed with blue Superluminova.



The HAGER Aquamariner is available to pre-order with a special pre-order price of just 330USD. Wow – the collectors market is getting super competitive at the moment.  This is another nice option.

It's quite a sharp looking watch apart from the red seconds hand on the black version - which makes it look cheap imho. At the end of the day we have Tudor and Rolex to thank for its good looks not HAGER!

http://www.hagerwatches.com/

2016-08-18

Momentum M30 AUTO

This is the M30 Steel from Mementum, upon request, the automatic version of their signature quartz diver, the M50.



The M50 has a reputation for being a pretty tough dive watch and is worn by some of Momentum’s most demanding customers who are from the Coast Guard, Special Military Units and Police Tactical Teams.



The Rugged, chiseled Stainless steel case of the M50 has been combined with reliable Japanese Made NH35 automatic movement that can be seen through the M30’s Sapphire caseback.

Divers features include: a Sapphire crystal, double locking, offset, screwdown crown and caseback and a rotational divers bezel. The M30 has been tested to 300 meters.

2016-08-17

BREIL Manta PROFESSIONAL

Once upon a time the Breil Manta was a bit of a legend – today? I haven’t got a Scooby Doo what it is!

I understand that Breil are a full on fashion brand these days and while their watch collection includes a diver called the Manta – it certainly isn't the Manta that we knew and loved!



Franky, whoever designed this abomination must have been following a design brief that said, under no circumstance may you include any of the original Manta's iconic DNA - if so this is his greatest triumph!



The Manta Professional shown here has a 47mm case in either steel or black PVD, an automatic movement and 300 meters of water-resistance.Bloody horrible imo! lol ;)

http://www.breil.com/

2016-08-16

ZENO WATCH Pro Diver II BLACK

Check out this, burly battery-powered blackened beast –that’s alliteration for ya! The Professional 2 Black from Zeno Watch mightn’t boast an automatic movement – it is in fact powered by a Swiss Ronda 515 Cal –



but it does have an imposing 48mm Stainless steel case with an all-black PVD coating, a Sapphire crystal, a high-tech black ceramic bezel inlay, a manual Helium Release Valve and a respectable 500 meters of water-resistance.



Do look at me like that! At least we don’t post Invicta on OceanicTime. ;) So what do you think – any Quartz fans? How about Zeno Watch as a brand?

http://www.zeno-watch.ch/