RedSea is based out of Minnesota, and they’re a relatively new company on the scene (from what I can see on their website, it seems they’ve only been around for a few years). The RedSea name references one of the most popular dive sites in the world, and in their words, invokes excitement and adventure.
Fittingly, it seems their watches have been on plenty of adventure:
So far our watches have been spear gun fishing off the coast of Texas with a former US Navy Submariner; on the wrist of Seattle’s Lead Bomb Detective who will be wearing the Holystone as he is part of President Obama’s Protection Detail during his visit to the Pacific NW; on a bottle of Red Stripe Jamaican Beer on the red/black nato strap (pic is on our Facebook page); fishing in the Canadian Boundary Waters and the owner swears a Northern Pike tried to bite it off his wrist.)
This model has a clean, simple look to it. You get a screw-down crown and a functional bezel that rotates around a 44mm stainless steel case (can be unfinished, or with PVD) and contains a Miyota 9015 movement that beats away at 28,800 BPH. The striking red hands keep things readable, and replicate cannons with the lumed “cannon balls” graphics on them. And speaking of that lume? It’s all blue, courtesy of LÜM-TEC.
Rounding out the package you have an AR-coated sapphire crystal, and 22mm lugs that can contain one of the three straps that RedSea provides – a five-link diver bracelet (again, unfinished or PVD), or a NATO or rubber strap. This all comes together in a watch that is water resistant to 300 meters that you can pick up for $665 (stainless) or $695 (PVD). I have to say, it’s a solid-looking entry from a young company in the dive watch market. If you’d like to read a bit more, you can check out Ariel Adams’ take on it from back in 2010.