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MontresGB MGB 1000m DIVER by BMS Jewelry

By TLex Apart from having a name that is longer than it is big, the 41.2 x 12mm MGB Diver seems to be a nice alternative for those who have not taken to wearing larger dive watches. The case, which has a water-resistance of 1000m has been manufactured in Germany; I think it might well be an Ickler.

Ickler make Archimede, Limes and Autran & Viala, all with modestly sized divers models. Apart from its size (too small for me), there's quite a lot I do like about the watch. The case has a lovely hewn quality, the bezel is nice and chunky, the countdown markers are well proportioned. The dial, which comes in either black or blue is fairly minimal, apart from the flowery 'M' it works for me. Even a nice block-type handset.

The MGB Diver comes with all the usual specifications one would expect with an entry level German made mechanical diver; screw-down crown and caseback, Swiss SuperLuminova, a sapphire crystal with AR coating (inside) and of course the ubiquitous ETA 2824-2 automatic movement.

It is presented on a stainless steel bracelet with a divers safety clasp. The best bit, it's priced at just 499USD! The website actually states a discount of 67% down from 1'499USD. Whether or not that is a true 1000USD off is neither here nor there. The MGB Diver is very reasonably priced. If you can get past the scripted 'M' on the dial; it be could worth picking up!

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