Watch Comes in Standard Black Wood Box
The solid 316L stainless steel cases measures in at 40MM wide and 49MM Lug to Lug. In terms of thickness we get a relatively comfortable 12.75MM. The case is definitely solid and even features drilled lug holes which is quite typical of the era of 50s-60s dive watch this pays tribute to. The finishing is definitely reminescent of a $500 diver, consisting of highly polished flanks with satin fine brushed lug tops. I like the fact that they rated this model at 200 Meters water resistance, allowing for shallow diving and any other water activity you can think of. The caseback is rather simple featuring a spiral brushed finish and basic specifications.
Now, the dial is where we really see the Red submariner and big crown submariners influence on this piece. From the domed box sapphire crystal down to the Caramel frosted lume plots - this watch has a vintage aesthetic a watch enthusiast will drool over. The lume is quite good too, being C3 SuperLuminova glowing green in color. The 120 Click UniDirectional bezel is firm, and tooly. It features absolutely zero backplay and everything lines up as it should. ( Take Note Seiko! ) The small details such as the red reference triangle at 12:00 and the larger Mercedes hour hand lets you know this is a vintage submariner homage.
Powering the Profundo is the well known Swiss Made ETA 2824-2 automatic calibre. However, the date wheel has been removed and there is no ghost click, but the second crown position remains. This movement beats at 28.8K and features a 38 hour power reserve along with 21 Jewels. My sample is fairly accurate, gaining around four to six seconds a day. These movements can really last a lifetime if serviced properly every few years and are even the go to movements for much higher end swiss brands.
Vintage Rivet Bracelet
Another delightful aspect is the vintage rivet style bracelet which is 20MM tapering down to 16MM at the clasp. It features double sided screws, which adds to the toughness factor. The clasp is rather simple and features a milled inner clasp with a two button deployant. Inlike the fact that they kept it simple as it allows for a less bulky fit on the wrist. Sides are highly polished while the front sides are satin brushed to match the lug tops. Overall, it is comfortable and does not pull hair when on wrist, so I am happy.
Furthermore, the Pablo Profundo definitely stands out amongst its’ rivals in this segment. It features sharp detailing, a well replicated vintage rivet bracelet, and a unique name which I happen to actually like. So many watch brands try to go for the “Proper Fancy Name”, while the Pablo remains simple, and lets the quality speak for itself. Thanks for taking the time to read and please do check out the full hands on video review via YouTube.