By TLex Here's a small American watch brand that you may or may not have come across before. I have only recently discovered them myself and was quite impressed with the spec. and value that was offered by a new model that they have coming out for 2013. Read on . . .
Introducing the new Hager Professional. Hager have taken what was a fairly rudimentary 100m diver, the Commando and re-designed and re-engineered it so that it is now a modern classic good-looking divers model in the same vein as, say, a Sub or PO.
It now also has the required water-resistance of 200 meters or 660 feet, so that it is recognized as proper dive watch. The new Professional, which measures 42mm x 14.5mm is made from Stainless steel. It is available in two finishes, brushed steel or black DLC coated.
Features include: a solid steel screwed caseback, opened only with a Hager proprietary tool, a Hager signed screw-down crown, a Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on its inside, a dial with double flange with applied outlined indexes and a rotational divers bezel with a black ceramic inlay. The watch sports black outlined sword hands with blue BGW9 Superluminova.
The new Commando is powered by a HAGER calibre HR 24 Swiss made automatic movement. I am not sure what it based on? It is, say Hager, built to function reliably under a range of extraordinary conditions and environments, such as; extreme air or water pressure, extreme temperatures, magnetic interference and impacts. Sounds impressive!
The HAGER Commando PROFESSIONAL is available on pre-order from Hager priced just 600USD, which imo is excellent value for money considering its spec. and that it is also Swiss made. I have no affiliation with Hager nor have I had any hands-on experience with any of their watches before.
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