Now, on the spec side of things, the Anchor shares a lot of similarities with the Sea Shark, including:
- Miyota 8215 automatic movement
- 316L Stainless Steel case, 40mm
- Sapphire crystal
- 200m water resistance
- 2 year warranty
Where things diverge is on the styling front – and while I like the Sea Shark, the Anchor really speaks to me – especially in the white dial / orange numerals variant. Of course, this looks very similar to a Deep Blue watch I showcased here, in terms of color scheme, which may be why I like it so much. That said, I feel they’re quite different pieces. Here, with the omission of a timing bezel (fixed or directional), it presents a much cleaner, or dressier, appearance.
This means that the Anchor has some diver heritage to it (in terms of basic style and water resistance), but it cuts a cleaner line that won’t stand out as much in the office, or if you pair it with a suit. This is even more true if you’d opt for the champagne color scheme. Of course, in case your leaning towards forgetting the nautical heritage of the piece – you’ve got the anchor seconds hand.
Frankly, I think this is a sharp watch, regardless of which of the three color schemes you select. And that brings us to the final similarity to the Sea Shark – the price. This watch also comes in at a great $239. So, if you’ve been looking to add a diver to your collection, your choice just got a lot more difficult.