There was a period that our letter drop was overflowed with new watch projects through Kickstarter. Despite the fact that there were some decent ventures among them, sooner or later we additionally got a lot of messages with quartz watches that were not so fascinating for us (or you). I was cheerfully astounded to get a notifier about this new watch project by Undive Watches. This is another miniature brand situated in Hong Kong and get their motivation from vintage Seiko. Seiko 6105 fans, you should keep on reading.
It isn’t actually a mysterious that we like (Grand) Seiko. Mike referenced quite a few motivations to like Seiko in the new meeting he did with Chris of Time4APint ( ). Undive doesn’t make it a mystery either that their first expert jumper watch has been motivated by the Seiko 6105 otherwise known as Apocalypse Now ( we covered it here ). Motivated, not duplicated as I would see it. The state of the case looks natural however, yet so does the bezel (has that piece of Panerai Submersible to it).
This Undive Dark Sea 500M is a watch that had two years of advancement in it as per one of the organizers. It will be offered for pre-deal utilizing Kickstarter very soon (early August). Yet, we need to give you a see first, so here it goes.
Undive Dark Sea 500M
The Undive Dark Sea 500M doesn’t just seem as though a genuine jumping apparatus, the details likewise discloses to us it is one. There’s a uni-directional plunging bezel, a helium valve, a profundity pace of 500 meters, a huge screw-down crown and it has a truly intelligible dial. It unquestionably causes that Undive decided to utilize Super-LumiNova BGW9 for the dial and the hands.
Its case is made of 316L evaluation hardened steel and measures 45mm in distance across. In any case, because of the state of the case, you’ll discover the case wears surprisingly comfortable. In any case, the haul to-carry size is 50mm. The thickness is 15.4mm. The case has been cleaned, while the bezel has a matte brushed completion. This gives an intriguing differentiation. The case has a domed sapphire gem which empowers you to peruse the dial from many angles.
The amusing thing of the dial is, that the second hand has a little red speck. You will locate that this red goes pink under low light conditions.
There are various slick subtleties on the Undive Dark Sea 500M that makes it worth while to investigate it, particularly given the (prompt riser) cost. The crown has a fascinating plan and appears simple to get a handle on, it has a Trident logo in bas alleviation. The screw-down case back isn’t ‘see-through’, yet rather gives some data about the watch. Fascinating sufficient the review shots we got show ‘case bronze’ which isn’t the situation of course.
Undive comes with two adaptation of the Dark Sea 500M. One in hardened steel, as depicted above, yet additionally one that has a black DLCed bezel. Undive calls this model the Dark Sea 500M ‘Black Storm’. The two varieties are outfitted with a mechanical self-winding development. To be explicit, the development is Seiko’s Caliber NH35. A development you’ll see all the more regularly in miniature brands, as these are work-horse developments and essentially a ‘white label’ variant of the Seiko 4R36. It has a Diashock framework, a force save of approx. 41 hours and a hacking highlight. It ticks at 21,600vph.
Early August, Undive will begin their Kickstarter crusade. The prompt riser costs on these Dark Sea 500M watches are $436USD for the tempered steel form and $460USD for the ‘Black Storm’ version. The two watches come with the accordion-style jumper tie and a snappy cowhide strap.
When you’re intrigued, make a point to enlist on .
Update July 31st –