Dive Watch Releases / Articles

2013-01-05

ORCA Timepieces OPEN WATER

By TLex Here's a new military watch company from Germany that if truth be known needs no further introduction than already provided in their own tongue-in-cheek VIDEO production. It has to be seen to be believed! Did you watch the video? Who ever said that the Germans lacked a proper sense of humor. Please, God, let it be humor! (apologies to German friends and readers)



So without further ado - Introducing Orca Timepieces (not to be confused with the new H2O ORCA Series). Their debut divers model, the 'Open Water' is part of collection that is made up of two models (diving and military, distinguished only by their dial and bezel markings). Both share the same Titanium case, the design of which could be likened to half a dozen Kobold derivative watches.



The case is available in two finishes: bead-blasted or black PVD. It comes with two movement options; a Swiss Rhonda quartz or a Swiss ETA 2824-2 automatic. All case components: bezel, caseback and crown are in Titanium. Further features include: Swiss SuperLumiNova, 300m of water-resistance, a Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating and a 120-click uni-directional rotational divers bezel. 



The Orca watch brand is a new venture from the owners of Jackets To Go. The watches are built to order with waiting times of around four weeks. Prices range from 850euro (bead-blasted Quartz) to 1180euro (PVD 2824). 


   
All things considered the watches look reasonable, but the pricing seems a little high for a Chino-Swiss made watch. You have to admire their transparency (see vid), but one wonders if they haven't shot themselves' in the foot? You can by the Obris Morgan Branco (Titanium, Sapphire, Miyota 8215) which isn't a million miles away in terms of its case design and origin for a mere USD240.


   
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2 comments:

  1. I like the watch well enough but I don't like the logo. The commercial was pathetic though which leads me to believe the company won't be around (in its current form) in a year's time.

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  2. I wish the military version had 24 hour time on the bezel ( dual time)

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