Dive Watch Releases / Articles

2009-11-06

Angular Momentum DIVE-TEC / 500 (tested)


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By TLex The DIVE-TEC / 500, the dive watch we love to hate and hate to love, the dive watch the breaks with convention, and has set itself apart from the crowd by a mile (or at least 500m) has just finished months of rigorous wear testing. It performed incredibly well in each of the fields it was tested.

The DIVE-TEC / 500 was worn for the duration of five months; one month each by 5 different testers, who included Martin Paulie of Angular Momentum, a professional sky diver, a scuba instructor, a sailor and a professional mountain biker.



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The scuba diver who tested the watch was very impressed with the watch's Èmail Lumineuse, the easily legible dial and the rubber strap with its simple deploymnet system. Lume had been applied to the strap fastener, a very novel touch.

Unfortunately the DIVE-TEC / 500 lacks a moving second hand or movement indicator, a simple yet vital requisite of any dive watch that is to meet with ISO or similar dive watch standards. Making it quite unsafe for scuba diving.



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I would love to see Angular Momentum address the lack of movement indicator and bring out a slightly toned down version of the DIVE-TEC / 500 incorporating the watches best attributes and all the new technologies used such as its 'grip well' bezel ,' bombé ground back crystal' Èmail Lumineuse dial. And perhaps some 24mm lug adapters.


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The DIVE-TEC / 500 is certainly a very interesting diver and one that I'd like to see much more of in the future, hopefully I will get a chance to review the watch for OceanicTime. Time to enjoy the rest of images, stay tuned . . .


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