Over the past few years, I have reviewed several Aquatico watches. So far, none of them have disappointed me, which means I’m always up for checking out their new stuff. Being a diver I don’t just like the look of a good dive watch, I also want one that I can actually use for its intended purpose. The vintage no nonsense look of the Aquatico Poseidon really appealed to me, and I was able to get one in for review.
The dial on the Aquatico Poseidon is clean and simple, just as a dive watch should be – just a simple three-hander without a date. The hour and minute blade hands are large enough to be easily seen during any dive condition, leading to a simplicity that I really like. The blue sunburst face looks fantastic, with a dash of red on the seconds hand and depth text on the dial for some contrast. One thing that’s done on this dial which I really like is the tapered index ring which really adds depth to the dial. Protecting all of this is a AR-coated sapphire crystal.
The case on the Poseidon is built from solid 316L stainless steel with a mix of a polished and brushed finishes. For measurements, it comes in at 43mm in diameter, 50mm lug to lug, and 15mm thick. This translates to a very solid and heavy-duty feel. The 120 click bezel has a ceramic insert which can take a good amount of abuse without scratching. Movement of the bezel is tight, but not too tight where it would be an issue under water. Water resistance is an excellent 300m or around 1000ft.
You can’t go wrong with the Seiko NH35 movement used in the Poseidon. It’s a total work horse movement that you can rely on, and has appeared in quite a number of watches. The rotor on this movement is done in black and sign with the Aquatico name; that deep black rotor stands out right away when viewed through the exhibition case back.
The lume on this watch comes from Swiss RC-Tritec. This provides a great green glow that last for quite a long time. As you can see there is a lot of lume used in the watch and it looks great. What’s nice is that when it not glowing, the painted lume is that nice vintage color. It’s also great that the lume extends onto the ceramic bezel insert, adding to the functionality of the watch.
The Aquatico Poseidon comes with a tropic rubber strap and is extremely comfortable. When you put this on your wrist you’re barely going to notice the strap against your wrist. Being very soft and with lots of holes, you will always be able to get the perfect fit. This is by far one of the most comfortable straps I have worn.
Aquatico, in my eyes, has proven themselves as a good solid watch brand. All their watches are well built and offered at a very reasonable price. The Poseidon doesn’t just look like a cool dive watch, it actually is a dive watch, that I would use anytime. The Aquatco Poseidon sells for $359, making for a pretty good price for a well-built diver with a ceramic bezel. If you like what you see go check them out at aquaticowatch.com.
- Make and model:? Aquatico Poseidon Blue Dial Blue Ceramic
- Price: $359 USD
- Who’s it for? Divers and desk diver alike.
- Would I wear it? For sure.
- What I’d change: Nothing
- The best things about it: Build quality and looks.
Tech Specs from Aquatico
- Case: Stainless Steel 316L
- Diameter: 43mm, curved lugs and case design makes it perfect to wear every day
- Lug to Lug Length: 50mm
- Thickness: 15mm
- Lug width: 22mm
- Movement: Seiko NH35(NO Date)
- Power Reserve:41 Hours
- Water Resistance: 300m
- Crystal: Dome Sapphire with Inner AR coating
- Dial: Apply Super Luminova (swiss Rc-tritec)
- Hands: Apply Super Luminova (swiss Rc-tritec)
- Bezel: 120 Click Unidirectional insert Ceramic inlay apply Super Luminova (swiss Rc-tritec)
- Crown: Stainless Steel 316L Screw Down
- Case back: Stainless Steel Screw Down
- Bracelet: Tropic Rubber strap