By TLex Anyone for another SEAL? Westcoastime have released a neat DLC version of the WCT 1000m Diver. The WCT 1000 Tactical has a military inspired design. It has been manufactured in Germany.
Features include a DLC coated 316L Stainless steel case with a 60-click uni-directional rotational divers bezel, sterile caseback, a 5mm thick double-domed Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on its inside and a Helium escape valve.
It has black sterile dial with white block hands. The hands and dial markers have been applied with SupeLuminova. I have seen a lume shot of the first WCT 1000m Diver and its very impressive. The watch has 1000m of water-resistance (tested) and is powered by the ubiquitous ETA 2824 self-winding caliber, which is protected by an anti-magnetic shield up to 80,000 a/m.
This particular case design originates back to the Kobold SEAL although in the last 2 years or so the exact same case has been offered by a number of the micro brands: Armida, Dievas, Tactico and UHR Mechanik (derivative).
I have never had the opportunity to compare all the watches side by side but have seen most of them individually. I couldn't tell how they differ in real life, but they are frighteningly similar in both looks and specification, which does little to help explain the huge disparity that there is in their prices.
For example the WCT 1000m Diver is listed at 1295USD, which is less than four times that of the 5650USD price tag of the Kobold SEAL! Whereas the Armida A5 can be bought for just 699USD!
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