You know who we haven’t heard from in a long time? moVas, that’s who. Well, that’s more on us than them. moVas has been out there, still creating watches, and they’re back this time with a iteration of a previous model (one we’ve not written about, actually). Meet the moVas Oceaner 3.
As you might guess from the name, the moVas Oceaner 3 is a dive watch, complete with a 300m WR rating, as well as an inner timing bezel. This watch sets itself apart by having a different dual-crown layout than we’re used to. Instead of at 2 and 4 o’clock, we’ve got them at 3 and 9 o’clock. Functionally, it should work just the same, but aesthetically, you’ve got a much more balanced look than a standard dual-crown layout would have.
What I rather like about the moVas designs is the sort of rounded octagon that many of them have for the bezel design. That is in place here, of course, with a brushed finish on top (great for hiding fingerprints) and polished on the sides, giving you a nice pop of light. The remainder of the case has a dual finish as well, brushed and shot peened, giving some unique textures that – again – will hide those fingerprints.
Flip the moVas Oceaner 3 over, and you see the Seagull movement. No surprise, as moVas stands for “Movements of Asia”. While you might not be familiar with the Seagull 2100, the specs should sound familiar – 45-hour power reserve, perlage decoration, antishock protection, and hackable.
In keeping with the chunky look of the case of the moVas Oceaner 3, you’ve got a thick three-link bracelet that goes down to the deployant clasp with a diver extension built in. Want to change it up? No worries there – the watch also comes with a rubber strap, as well as a leather strap that tapers from the 24mm lugs down to 20mm at the buckle.
The pre-order for the moVas Oceaner 3 is going until the end of this week (April 15, 2022). If you get in before that, you’ll be scoring a 10% discount, with the watch coming in at $1,990 (including worldwide shipping). If you’re thinking you want to pick one up, you’ll be in rare company – only 50 of these are being made. movaswatches.com
Tech Specs from moVas
Case: 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel with multi- finishing (tri-toned), shot peened, brushed and polished. Case is 43mm across excluding crown guards, 49mm with both crown guard. 48mm lug hole- lug hole. 15mm height to top of bezel/ 16mm height including domed sapphire.
Caseback: Exhibition caseback in 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel and 3mm thick colourless sapphire with deep etching, shot peened recessed surface and polished raised numerals/ characters. Numbered 01-50. 12 recess slotted.
Crown: 9H screw-down crown to set internal bezel. 3H screw-down crown to set time and day/ date. First click to set day (clockwise) and date (anti-clockwise). Second click to set time.
Bezel: Unidirectional, 60 clicks with C1 Superluminova.
Glass: 3mm thick double domed american sourced scratch resistant colourless sapphire. Single Anti Reflective coating applied internally. 3mm thick flat american sourced scratch resistant colourless sapphire for caseback.
Movement: Produced by Tianjin Seagull Watch Co. Ltd. Caliber 2100. 26 Jewels, beating at 28800bph, 45H Power Reserve, featuring customised date disc at 6H, customised day disc at 3H. Day disc in English and Chinese characters. Customised skeleton rotor in black PVD and signed. Main plates perlaged. Antishock protection system on balance wheel. Hackable.
Dial: Embossed rounded square motif in semi-gloss dark grey, with white printing. Applied polished silver indices with C3 Superluminova lume.
Hands: Brass hands plated silver and brushed with C3 Superluminova lume.
Strap/ Bracelet: Stainless steel bracelet with brushed/ polished finish to match case finishing. ALL Links removable with screwdriver for exact length adjustment. Also included is a rubber strap in dark grey and tapering leather strap with matching spring loaded deployant. Watch accepts 24mm wide straps. Tapering leather strap is 24-20mm
Buckle: 1) Double locking diver’s buckle with diving suit extension provided with bracelet, brushed and polished edges to match finishing on the case and bracelet. Strap/ bracelet connected via micro-adjustable springbar holes. Deep engraved logo on sides. 2) 20mm moVas spring loaded deployment buckle in brushed/ polished finish.
Water Resistance: 30atm.
Power Reserve: 45 hours, fully wound.
Warranty: 2 year.