Dive Watch Releases / Articles

2018-09-18

EXTático DIVER Bronce 1stLOOK

It’s been a while since we saw one of these – an EXTático Diver, that is AKA the one with massive saw-tooth bezel!



The Spanish watchmaker has decided to produce a new run of their popular handmade diver’s model in solid CuSn8 bronze.



If you are unfamiliar with EXTático; I highly recommend checking them out because they are one of the only Spanish watchmakers who produce everything in-house.



Everything expect the movements which will also be produced in-house in the near future. Besides this, their watches are sold at a reasonable price-point.

The small family-run watchmakers currently have two models – the JUNTOR and the DIVER.



Going by these renders, this is going to be one very good looking addition. We can expect the same spec. as the previous steel version but with some tweaks.



So that’s: a Sapphire crystal, unidirectional diver’s bezel, 400 meters of water-resistance and a Swiss ETA 2824-2 automatic movement or similar.



We can also expect special features such as EXTático’s in-house manufactured: dial, case components incl. custom rubber divers strap and what’s that I see???

A new solid buckle, just one of the tweaks that have been made to improve the watch such as its more integrated strap design and improved 60-click bezel which has been machined in-house.

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http://www.spinnaker-watches.com/

SEIKO Prospex Diver Scuba SHIPS L.E. SBDN063

I think it’s safe to assume the guys at SHIPS are fans of blue. And who doesn’t like a bit of blue especially when it’s used for Seiko diver.

Previous SEIKO Prospex x SHIPS models include: SBDJ039, SBDN055 and SBDN037.

SEIKO Prospex and SHIPS and join forces once again for this very nice looking diver which has been given a fresh lick blue paint.



Its case is constructed with an inner-stainless steel module with an outer casing in hardened black plastic. It is fitted with a curved crystal.

Divers features include: 200m of water-resistance making it suitable for scuba-diving, anti-magnetic-resistance, a one-way bezel and a screw down crown and case-back.

Power comes from a Solar-driven Driving system, the Seiko Caliber V147 which has an accuracy of ±15 seconds per month and an operating time of for approx. 10 months from fully charged.



Its functions include an overcharge prevention function as well as a quick-start function. Further features of the watch include: hands and dial markers with Seiko LumiBrite.

The watch case has a height of 45.5mm, width of 45.9mm and depth of just 12.1mm. Its total weight is 91g.

The SEIKO Prospex Diver Scuba SHIPS Ref. SBDN063 is a Limited Edition of just 300 pieces. It has a Japanese MSRP of 40,000 JPY+TAX.

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

2018-09-11

INGERSOLL Scovil Radiolite BRONZE

The Ingersoll Watch Company is one of the oldest American watchmakers. Theodore Roosevelt, Gandhi and Walt Disney are but a few names that have been associated with the brand which dates back to 1892.



Unbeknown to me, Ingersoll had a brand relaunch with a new range of quality, precision timepieces in 2016 of which this, the spiritual successor (if you will) to their famous Radiolite pocket watch was among them.



Introducing, the Scovil Radiolite Automatic I05001 with its retro-styled 43mm by 15mm bronze case.



The watch which is powered by a Japanese Miyota automatic movement is fitted with a domed mineral crystal and a diver’s bezel.



The Scovil Radiolite Bronze is water-resistant to 10 ATM. It comes on a 20mm genuine Horween leather strap and is presented in an old school wooden box with an MSRP of 700USD.



Thoughts? I actually just recently saw one of these in person and was pretty impressed with the overall finish and particularly the bezel action.



They appear to already be sold out online but this doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to find one elsewhere. MSRP is high for what it is but it comes with a lifetime warranty.

2018-09-10

U-BOAT Classico SOMMERSO collection

U-BOAT have added a further two new models to create the Sommerso 300M collection.

The one currently existing model has also been slightly tweaked with some new red WR text which has been used across the collection.



The two new additions also share the same 45mm in diameter case made from AISI 316L Stainless steel 300 meters of water-resistance. One also has a satin finish.



The other of the two new variants, AKA the Sommerso DLC as its name suggests has a black coating.

While the other steel variant, AKA the Sommerso Blue boasts vivid blue colored luminous hands and markers.



Features of the Sommerso diver include: a rotating divers bezel with calibrated markers every five minutes interspersed with numbers every ten minutes from 10 to 50.

On its left side is a distinguished crown with a patented protective device. On the right side of the case is a lever, which can be used to lock the bezel, so presumably it is a bi-directional bezel.



The watch watch’s serial number plate is also fixed on the side of the case. The caseback is sealed with seven external screws and has a WWII mine motif in its center.



Powering the Sommerso collection is an automatic mechanical 25 jewel movement with 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz and a power reserve of up to 38 hours.



The movement has been personalized to U-BOAT’s specifications so that the stem is positioned at 9 o’clock – destro-style.

A Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating and a lens on the date window protects the watch face which has a tiny hole opening it, revealing one of the movement’s 25 rubies.



Thoughts? Do these float your U-Boat or should they be dispatched with a WWII mine??? I find them a little bit dated looking.

http://www.uboatwatch.com/

ORIS Divers Sixty-Five CLEANUP day

Did you know there are approx. 45 different variants of the Divers Sixty-Five; perhaps even more if we consider the Movember and Carl Brashear models!

Today we have a special edition designed for World Cleanup Day, which is on September 15th and involves millions of volunteers in 150 countries uniting to clean up the world in a single day.



The Divers Sixty-Five Cleanup is presented on a special strap made of recycled plastic – I’m not sure that I’m a massive fan of the diagonal striping but who cares it’s in honor of a great cause.

The special strap has beige and blue weave made entirely of r-Radyarn, a low environmental impact product made from 100% post-consumer recycled PET bottles.



Other features of the watch incl. a dark blue domed dial with Light Old Radium colored SLN hands and markers.

Its case is 42mm in diameter and is made form Stainless steel. It is fitted with a unidirectional bezel with an aluminum inlay as well as a domed AR-treated Sapphire crystal.



Water-resistant is up to 100 meters. Power comes from an Oris 733 automatic caliber 733 (base Sellita SW200-1) with 26 jewels and a power reserve of 38hrs.

The Divers Sixty-Five Cleanup will be available from mid-September, priced 2000CHF.