Ocean7 is a brand I’ve been reviewing here on WWR for a bit now, and they’ve always had an interesting mix of mechanical watches in their portfolio (the LM-5 is one of my favorites) – the emphasis here being mechanical. Just recently, however, they’ve put a new quartz model in the mix, and that’s what we’ll take a look at today.
While the LM-2AD is quartz-driven, it does initially present as a somewhat classically-styled watch, given the large skeletonized analog hands in use. It’s when you take a closer look at the dial that you notice the reverse-display LCD panel hiding under the hands. Of course, if it was a simple time display, we probably wouldn’t be showing it to you.
That means there are some nice tricks up the proverbial sleeve. While the analog display is synced to the digital (in terms of the time being shown), you do get a second time zone you can track when you cycle through the functions – and these can be in 12 or 24 hour formats. You also have chronograph and alarm functions (the alarm is a decent loudness), along with the date display.
Where things get fun with this watch is when you activate the pusher at the 1o o’clock position. If you push that, the analog hands swing to the 10:10 position, and the backlight is activated. So, why 10:10? Why not just leave them where they are?
For that, you’ll need to tune in tomorrow.