The automatic dive watch is an odd beast. At once dressy and informal, it tells the world that you like to go to meetings but that you also could get down with some surfing. While the average dive watch rarely sees much diving, it’s nice to know you can sink to the bottom of the ocean for a few hours if you need to get away.

[tweetthis]The automatic dive watch is an odd beast.[/tweetthis]
That’s where the E.C.Andersson Bohuslän really shines. Created as an antidote to the big and burly bezeled divers, this Kickstarter project aims to create a diver with a cushion case and internal, locking bezel that doesn’t look like the knurled cap on a tube of toothpaste.

[tweetthis]This project aims to create a diver with a cushion case and internal, locking bezel that doesn’t look like a knurled toothpaste cap.[/tweetthis]

Writes the creator Erik Andersson,

?Apart from combining a custom designed oyster pillow case with modern esthetics, the watch’s versatile features are one-of-a-kind. E.C.Andersson Bohuslän features a dive bezel not just inside the watch case, but inside the dial itself. With every turn on the screw crown, the bezel markers will align accurately with every minute, giving a satisfactory “clicking” sensation 60 times per complete turn. The bezel is operated by the single crown, together with hour and minute hands, date and a screw down lock, to prevent the bezel from moving once set, and to keep it water proof down to 200 meters.

Andersson is a Swedish watch blogger and this is his first major watch product. The piece runs a ETA 2824-2 movement that he has sourced.

Now for the kind of bad news. The piece will cost about $1,200 for early birds but for that money you’re getting a Swiss-made piece with a Swiss movement and a very unique dial and case design. Given that most other Kickstarter projects are barely unique it’s refreshing to see someone build something truly original. He’s raised $14K so far and he’s looking for $116,000 in funding, a brave goal for a small maker. He has about 26 days left.


  • CASE MATERIAL: Polished 316L Stainless Steel
  • MEASSUREMENTS: 40x40mm in Leght, Width & Ring Diameter, 10mm in Height
  • MOVEMENT: Modified Automatic, Mechanical ETA 2824-2  – Unique MECA (Manufactured E.C.Andersson) 28.800 bph (4hz), 42h Power Reserve
  • SCREW DOWN CROWN – Operates Bezel, Hands and Date. Lockable to prevent Bezel from moving once set.
  • DIAL COLOR OPTONS: Matte Black or Matte White
  • ENAMEL DIVE BEZEL: Polished Black and Polished White. Elevated and Illuminated Arrow on 60 Sec Mark.
  • INDEXES: Elevated with Stainless Steel Framing and Swiss Supernova Illumination Filling
  • GLASS: Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal
  • PACKAGING: Wooden Box, Black Piano Finish


By John Biggs

John lives in Brooklyn and has loved watches since he got his first Swatch Irony automatic in 1998. He is the editor of WristWatchReview.

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