By TLex Here's an interesting diver project started up by Preston Turk, a young entrepreneur studying business at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts. Passionate about watches and mechanical things he created the Boston Watch Co. with its first model the Charles River Diver.
The Charles River Diver uses what he says is a unique sandwich-type 'bolted' construction that enhances water-resistance the deeper it gets. I'm not sure how unique that is, but certainly it is well-known that the greater the pressure on the watch case, the tighter the seals become thus increasing water-resistance, which in this instance is 300 meters. There's a diagram HERE for engineering geeks (I am not one)!
Technical specifications include: a modest 41mm x 14mm 316 Stainless Steel case with a lug to lug of just 20mm, a screwed down crown (signed), a domed Sapphire with anti-reflective coating on its inside, a 120-click type ratcheting bezel with a Sapphire crystal inlay, dive-time scale and luminous pip at 12.
Its dial is black with C3 SuperLumiNova applied markers and hands. A white date aperture is at 4:30 (a shame). Powering the watch a is the popular Miyota 9015 automatic caliber beating at 28,800 vph. The watch comes on 316L Stainless steel Oyster style bracelet with solid links, solid end links, screwed links and a divers extension with divers safety clasp.
I think Preston might be a little older than his actual years in terms of taste; I find the Charles River to be an elegant looking diver. I am sure it will appeal to many of you. Wishing him the best of luck! Follow the link HERE to pre-ordered the Charles River Diver, priced 599USD. OceanicTime has no affiliation with the Boston Watch Co.