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The solid 316L stainless steel case of the Wreck mimics a watch that would have been in a shipwreck and found many years later. It has a forced age process and looks quite fun. The actual diameter is 44MM while the thickness is 13.6MM. In terms of lug to lug distance we are looking at 50MM. These dimensions suggest quite a larger watch, but it really does not wear all that big due to its’ cuved profile. If we flip the watch over we get a nice glimpse into the inner workings of the Seiko NH35 automatic calibre powering this piece. This is a dive watch style, but rated at 100M with a screw down crown I would not call it a professional dive watch.
The scratched Green dial on this model contains applied markers and two numerals which are lumed with vintage style superluminova. The dial is certainly legible and easy to read at a glance thanks to the larger case diameter. The neatest part of the Wreck is the aged and weathered green aluminum bezel, which is 120 Clicks. The bezel action is pretty decent with absolute zero backplay and no alignment issues. Some other small details that caught my eye were the lollipop seconds hand with a pop of orange, matching text above 6:00.
The well known and trusted Seiko NH35A powers the wreck and is a great robust affordable caliber. It beats at 3 HZ, contains 24 Jewels, and features hand winding/hacking. This is pretty much the go-to movement for affordable watches as it performs much better in my opinion than the Miyota 8 series movements.
The typical water resistant treated genuine leather 22MM brown strap is equipped on this iteration and it feels right at home. The strap also features an aged buckle which matches the case just fine. There is no need to break these straps in as they come quite flexible and ready to wear.
Furthermore, if you are a fan of vintage watches and simply cannot afford one, or do not want to spend thousands on repairs - this could be a watch you can enjoy for what it is. The quality and value for money is definitely there at a pricepoint below $300 USD ( $250 ), and if you use the code WA20 you can save 20% when this watch is released at the end of March 2019.