If you’re involved in a sea rescue, that is. Did you know that, in those scenarios, there are two three-minute periods of radio silence observed, in order to increase the chances of hearing a weak signal?
That’s something I learned when review TWCO’s latest creation, the Sea Rescue Diver Yellow. This also explain what would otherwise look like random green markings on the dial at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock (the red markings serve the same purpose, but for a different, now-unused, radio band). While it’s probably not a well-used feature for 99% of us who would consider buying the watch, it’s still an interesting nod to the purpose this watch could be used for.
Spec-wise, this is a fairly solid piece. Inside the bead-blasted 43mm stainless steel case (15.5mm thick, 22mm lugs) you have the very trusty Miyota 9015 automatic movement. Along with the case, the sapphire crystal (double AR coated) and screw-down crown (with quadruple seals) help to net a water resistance rating of 600 meters.
Add in what looks to be some great lume and a 120-click bezel, this is a very nice watch, both in terms of function and design. In addition to all of that, you’ll get a stainless bracelet (with diver’s extension) as well as a silicone strap and a spare set of spring bars. There is one other interesting bit to note, when it comes to those bracelet and strap options – the lugs actually have two sets of holes. Why? Head on over here for the explanation.
Pricing is coming in around $716 for those outside of the EU. While this is a bit higher than we’re used to seeing a 9015 at, I don’t think it’s wildly out of line, considering the fit and finish we’re seeing on the model. Past that, I’m looking forward to seeing what else TWCO comes up with, that’s for sure.