Ocean 7 was nice enough to ship out their LM-8 Professional Deep Diver watch for a review, and I was able to spend a few days with it. The first thing you notice when you take it out of the box is that this watch is substantial, which is to be expected for a watch rated to 2,000 meters. OK, it is more than substantial, it is heavy. And big. There is a possibility that I have held heavier wrist watches (I am sure there are some beasts out there that I have not seen as well), but if I have, it was not by much.
So, remember back when I wrote about the original Omega PloProf (here) earlier this month? If you do, you’ll recall that I mentioned our friends over at Ocean7 have a model inspired by the original, their LM-7 Professional PloProf Hardened Titanium Diver. Today, we’ll be taking a look at their original version (they just introduced a two-tone bezel variant).
Yesterday, we started to take a look at the AirNautic AN-24M (from Ocean7), covering some of the design inspiration for the watch, and why it’s split out from the main Ocean7 line (or, at least, my take on it). Today, we’ll get into the details of this 24-hour watch.
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.