When I went through our archives, I was really surprised that we had not focused in on anything from Boschett before. Today, we’ll correct that oversight by taking a look at one of their most popular models, the Cave Dweller.
This is, quite obviously, as diver. Even if you didn’t pick that up from the style of the case, the 1000M showing up on the dial (indicating the water resistance rating) would tip you off. That case, made from stainless steel, measures in at 44mm (a tall 16.5mm thick) and has 22mm lugs.
Within those lugs, you could either put a 5-link bracelet (with solid end links), or a rubber strap – both are included with the watch. The case also houses an AR-coated sapphire crystal (as you’d expect), and a uni-directional bezel.
The lume in use is Superluminova (in a bluish hue), and is found on the dial, hands, and the triangle on the bezel (too bad the remainder of the bezel isn’t lumed as well). Last, but not least (at least with the case) you’ve got some choice as to the finish. You can opt for a brushed case, partial PVD (basically, the bezel), or a full PVD treatment.
Aside from that, you’ve got the choice between four dial colors (black, grey, yellow, or blue). Underneath that dial, you’ve got the trustworthy Miyota 8215 automatic movement driving the three-hander (and date display).
For me, I think the grey plus partial PVD is the killer combo. Of course, if you’re of the mind that a watch this bulky might as well stand out, I think the yellow PVD is the route to go. With prices starting at $440 (of note, they’re out of stock until December), this is a watch that I think could serve a casual diver, or someone who’s just into dive watches. Just don’t try to put this on with a suit!