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MIDO Ocean Star DIVER 600

Here’s a proper look at Mido’s NEWEST and most capable diver, to date, the Ocean Star Diver 600, designed by the Swiss brand for exploring the ocean's depths!

With a water-resistant up to 60 bar or 600m (the deepest Mido to date), a diver’s bezel filled with SuperLumiNova Grade X and also for the first time on a Mido, a Helium Escape Valve, the watch should be perfectly suited to deep water.

In addition to its diving prowess, it has a COSC-certified chronometer movement; offering an autonomy of up to 80 hours. In addition to the 2-year guarantee, COSC-certified Mido timepieces benefit from an extra year of guarantee.

Mido have also updated the Caliber 80 which the new Ocean Star Diver 600M is powered by with a silicon balance-spring. In addition to its anti-magnetic properties, this offers far greater long-term accuracy than a standard balance-spring and better shock-resistance.

The watch case gets a black PVD coating creating a tough, impurity-free film to ensure continued resistance to corrosion.

PVD is not as tough as DLC but still boosts the watch’s hardness and robustness while enhancing its aesthetics in shades of black, pink gold or yellow gold. BTW it is also hypoallergenic.

A Sapphire crystal reveals the watch’s dial in sharp relief - affording excellent readability in a range of conditions. Finally Mido’s high-quality rubber strap completes the watch’s purposeful diver aesthetic.

Thoughts? Must admit, I quite like this but in all honesty Mido as a brand still doesn’t hold that much allure, compared to, say an Omega, Tudor or even an Oris. What do you think? Would you buy one?


  1. Omega and Tudor are in a different league than a Mido. However you are right, Mido is still trying to find its name. Many people will rather get a Longines or an Oris or a Certina instead of a Mido.

  2. ”a diver’s bezel filled with SuperLumiNova Grade X” - that’s not what pictures are showing. Or do you mean the 0-minute mark only?