In January of 2017, the month to month giveaway watch on aBlogtoWatch was a Zelos Hammerhead 1000m diver watch. The champ was James B. from Towcester, England and after making the most of his new watch (retail cost $529–$629), he has given a watch champ survey for us to impart to you, the aBlogtoWatch crowd. On account of James and the wide range of various watch champs who share their encounters with the world. Here is James’ review:

I was astounded to discover I had won the January watch giveaway, and what a watch to win! Above all, I expected to settle on the troublesome decision between the marine bronze-cased Zelos Hammerhead, or a 316L treated steel model with a Damascus-style steel bezel. Both looked unimaginable and the bronze was certainly attractive, yet eventually, the contemporary looks of the hardened steel model won. The circumstance ended up agreeing with my marriage and ensuing vacation. While I didn’t wear the watch on my big day (that was saved for a flawless 1940s Rolex Oyster having a place with my granddad), I took the watch on my honeymoon where it had a lot of wrist activity. The setting, a Caribbean island, was ideal for this surprising diver. What’s more, while I never found the opportunity to try out its 1000m water obstruction, it got wet a lot of times when swimming a lot. This watch would not be held for work area plunging only!

The watch showed up in a pleasant wooden box and a canvas ‘instrument move’ which contained a selection of ties (calfskin, canvas, and steel) and a tie evacuation apparatus. The nature of these was acceptable and I thought this was a great and noteworthy approach to introduce the watch, particularly considering the value section the watch falls into.

The first thing that struck me about the watch itself was its roughness. From the start, I was stressed that it would be excessively huge for my somewhat thin wrist, yet at 49mm carry to drag, the fit was extraordinary. The stature of the watch is answerable for the weight and strength of its appearance. With a great water obstruction rating of 1000m, the strength of this watch is completely legitimized. The watch packaging is stunningly very much machined. Some may discover the edges sharp, yet I think this features the high exactness of the machining instead of an under-completed case. The bezel stands high and on this uncommon release rendition it is inset with Damascus steel, all the more commonly used to create top notch cuts because of its incredible hardness.

The bezel design gives further interest and uniqueness to the watch. While this element is delightful, it may maybe put off the purchaser with a more old style taste or, if such an individual exists, one who wishes to utilize it as a useful plunge watch. The twofold domed sapphire adds further weight to this watch. The doming looks incredible yet does even now bring about some reflection, particularly in full daylight. The essence of the watch is still truly neat and simple to peruse, generally on account of its lovely straightforwardness and raised/calculated markers. The crown is comfortably situated at the 4 o’clock position.

Turning the watch over presents a flawless carved caseback portraying two hammerhead sharks, the watch’s namesake. I was fortunate to get a unique release watch which was numbered 03/50. I wonder who got 1 & 2? Inside the watch, which is controlled by the well eminent Seiko NH35 programmed development, has ticked along easily. The development has kept great time and the asserted 48 hour power save has demonstrated exact and more than enough.

A strong and solid diver, the Zelos Hammerhead is an appealing and reasonably evaluated watch. While I was first worried about the watch’s size, it fits very well on my wrist, is readable, and keeps extraordinary time. What I can’t stand by to do now is to truly try out its water resistance.