Today gents I have in for review a very nice looking and capable dive watch from a new microbrand called Richard LeGrand. They are based out of Asia and from what I can see so far, are producing affordable automatic dive watches with quality components. Lets dive in!
The Odyssea came well packed from DHL within 2 days in a nice size leather type box on a cushion inside. The watch was also well wrapped with plastic protecting the bracelet. I am one not to care too much for boxes but all in all it is a decent box.
Getting to this 316L solid brushed stainless steel case we have an awesome watch addict lovable size of 41MM across minus the crown. The case has chamfered edges along the 20MM lugs with a high polish accompanied by a 90 Click Uni Directional dive bezel with a Sapphire insert. The use of such materials as Sapphire in the bezel shows the quality and extra effort shown when producing this value packed watch. There is a nice thick coin edge for a secure grip on the bezel which I have had no problem getting a hold of at any angle. In terms of the bezel action it is slightly tooly with solid precision clicks and no alignment issues at all. The play is very minimal and comparable to the play of my Seiko Turtle SRP777. The actual thickness of the piece is piece is 13MM with a reasonable lug to lug distance of 47 that allows it to wear like a 40MM watch because the lugs are not all that long. Over at 3:00 the Mid sized screw down signed “RL” crown lies solo without crown guards, resembling a vintage dive watch way back. This screw down crown and caseback gives us 200M of true water resistance making this a capable tool dive watch that can be used for any type of water activity including diving of course.
The solid stainless steel caseback is engraved with a raised beautiful anchor and vintage diving helmet.