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Turning the dial up with the Christopher Ward C60 Elite 1000

If you recall, when I wrote about the Christopher Ward C60 Elite GMT 1000, I mentioned I was actually wearing the non-GMT version of that watch as I wrote the article. We first told you about that piece here, and now we’ve been able to spend some time with a loaner of the Christopher Ward C60 Elite 1000.

Introducing the Christopher Ward C60 Elite GMT 1000

It seems like it was not all that long ago that we were talking about the Christopher Ward C60 Elite 1000. And it wasn’t actually, just at the end of February. In the intervening time, we’ve gotten a loaner in for review (which is actually on my wrist as I write this article), and now there’s a new version hitting the catalog – the Christopher Ward C60 Elite GMT 1000.

Reviewing the new and improved Gruppo Gamma Divemaster.

Back in 2017 I reviewed the first Gruppo Gamma Divemaster and I really liked it. That was a tough, no nonsense diver. Fast forward a few years and now there is a new Divemaster. This one is a bit more refined and has some nice new improvements. Gruppo Gamma was kind enough to send me one to review and I am liking what I see.

The Christopher Ward C60 Elite 1000 is ready for summer

How’s that, you may ask? Well, for starters it’s a dive watch with a 1000m WR rating (ie, more than you’ll ever hit at the local beach or pool). More importantly, it’s dropped some weight (which we’re probably all thinking about doing before summer hits). It does that by going full-on titanium, all wrapped up in a dive profile that is distinctively CW. So, yeah, we’re liking what we’re seeing with the Christopher Ward C60 Elite 1000.

Introducing the Marc and Sons Bronze GMT

Marc and Sons puts out some pretty nice dive watches, and some avaition models too. Back in January of 2018 I reviewed their 500M Diver. That was a fantastic timepiece. Well made, and offered at a good price. It’s been awhile since I checked out what Marc and Sons has been doing. Turns out they have been putting out some cool new stuff, including this Bronze GMT. Right away I liked the look of this thing and had to check it out.

You too can for for gold with the Oris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition

So, yesterday’s article focused on what we’ll call a “new” luxury material – carbon fiber. If you prefer your luxury to be more in the form of the “old”, well, friend, the Oris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition is going to catch your eye.

Neminus Master Diver 1000 is bold as bold can be

Most watches are just “Meh.” The Neminus Master Diver 1000 isn’t. When I saw this massive watch with bronze case and hefty hands, I really had to get a hold of one of these. I reached out to them and they were kind enough to send me out one for review.

Bottom line? It’s amazing.

Dive into retro with the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 68 Saturation

Zodiac has been charging – hard – into resurrecting their catalog. I’ve reviewed a few different ones from the Super Sea Wolf line, and have come away favorably impressed. Then again, the look and dimensions have frankly been right in my wheelhouse. If you want a different look (aka, definitely a 60s vibe from the case and color scheme) then the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 68 Saturation may be right up your alley.

Buy a watch – and do it for the lakes!

01 733 7730 4175-Set - Oris Lake Baikal Limited Edition

Well, no, not all of the lakes – but one in particular – Lake Baikal. What’s Lake Baikal? Well, for starters, it’s the largest fresh water lake in the world, holding approximately 20% of the fresh lake water in the world. To help fund research occurring there, there’s a new limited-edition Oris Aquis on offer.

Hands on with the Aquatico Oyster Blue

Aquatico has some pretty cool models to choose from. So far I have reviewed their Bronze Blue Angels Aviator, Bronze Sea Star, and their Nautilus II Diver. All have been very nice watches but their Oyster model really caught my eye.

The Dial

I really love blue dials and this Aquatico does not disappoint. The dial is a nice blue sunray with applied hour makers. There is a date window at the 3 o’clock position. It is blue and white, with a touch of orange on the minute hand and marker on the bezel. That blue ceramic bezel doesn’t just look great, it’s tough. Powering this watch is an automatic Seiko NH35 movement. Protecting all of this is a double-coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal.

The Case

This is one smooth case. Made from 316L stainless steel this case has a water resistance of 50 ATM or approx. 1695 ft. That’s what you want in a good dive watch. The case is not small at 44mm but does not feel large at all on the wrist. Aquatico puts their logo on both the screw-down crown and the case back. This thing is built very well and looks good also.

The Strap

The strap that comes with this Aquatico Oyster has a carbon fiber pattern and is waterproof. There is thick orange accent stitching which pairs with the little bits of orange on the dial. The strap is thick but feels comfortable on the wrist. If you want to get a bit more into the diving side of things, this watch also comes with a blue rubber dive strap.

The Lume

The lume on this Aquatico Oyster is unreal. The index ring on the dial is painted in a blue Superluminova BG W9 lume while the bezel and hour markers are painted green Superluminova C3 lume. The glow is very bright and vivid and I am really liking the night view on this watch.

I have not been disappointed watches so far and for sure I am not disappointed with this Aquatico Oyster. This is a whole lot of watch for only $329 USD. For that price, you get a serious diver with a ceramic bezel, two straps, and it looks really nice on the wrist. If you like what you see, go check them out at aquaticowatch.com.

REVIEW SUMMARY

  • Brand and model: Aquatico Oyster Blue Dial
  • Price: $329
  • Who’s it for: Divers
  • Would I wear it: For sure
  • What I’d change: Nothing
  • The best thing about it: The lume!

Tech Specs from Aquatico:

  • Movement – Seiko NH35 Japanese made automatic 24 jewels with second stop
  • Functions – Date 3H
  • Crown – Screw down
  • CASE – Stainless 316 L steel satined and polished
  • Diameter 44 mm
  • Lug to Lug 49mm
  • Height 13.50 mm
  • Weight 135 g
  • Lug width 22 mm 
  • Sapphire glass flat, with double anti-reflecting coatings on the interior side
  • Bezel Stainless steel 120 Clicks
  • High Polished Ceramic Bezel Insert Applied Super Luminova C3
  • Back Stainless steel 316 L screwed
  • Waterproof to 50 ATM