For the past few days, we’ve been looking at the 500M dive watch from Artego Watches. We’ve covered the case and dial design, and today we’ll wrap up our review.
You’ll notice that the minute hand is an orange sword, which immediately makes it jump out. I’m not a diver, but I’m guessing this is rather handy if you’re tracking how long you’ve been down. Normally, I would ding the hour hand for being so diminutive, as compared to the minute hand.
But, in terms of serving the functionality of the design, I think it’s well within what you should expect. The date wheel is also in line with what you should expect – color matched to the dial (provided it’s the black dial).
The date window is a square cut, with a very tight visual tolerance. This can make the date a little more difficult to read than you might like, but it’s by no means impossible. And, again, if we focus on this being a dive watch first and foremost, completely adequate.
All in all, this is a tidy (if hefty) watch, with the tech specs to back up its diver looks. I found it to work well in daily wear, and the bracelet to be about as comfortable as any I’ve worn. And now, we get to the big question on this watch – how much would you pay?
Surprisingly, this watch comes in at $400 (plus another $35 for worldwide shipping). Yes, these are fancier divers out there, and there are ones in smaller configurations. For me, though, I think you’re getting a lot of watch for your money – if you’re in the market for a diver, keep Artego on your radar.