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Hands-On Review of the Tempest Commodore

When it comes to dive watches, the past few years have seen an explosion of brands offering very competent and well-designed pieces, often times powered by Japanese automatic movements. Tempest is one of those brands, and they first caught my eye with the high-domed Viking. Today, we are taking a look at their latest offering, the Tempest Commodore.

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Prometheus Piranha Dive Watch, Orange is the New Black

Divers love their orange watches. Well, at least some of them do, since most divers are offered in a variation with an orange dial. According to Doxa, they were the first to use orange as a way to make the dial more readable in low light situations, way back in 1966 (hey, it is as old as I am). But I don’t have over $2,000 for a dive watch, and with the wide range of watches out there, the Prometheus Piranha makes a strong case for being a great choice under $500.

Raven Has A New Diver For You

The last time we covered Raven (from the same team behind Benarus), we were looking at a vintage-inspired piece (here). Not content to let all the high-spec dive watches to reside under the Benarus flag, Raven has taken the styling found in the brand language, and extended it a watch that carries an absolutely nutty 2,500 meter WR rating. A depth which, unless it’s strapped to a submersible (or a rock), the watch will never see.