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Zip Up storage case with logo is provided with each Undive Dark Sea watch
The bold and striking Dark Sea is housed in a 316L steel case with a diameter of 45MM ( 47MM Including crown 20MM Lug Width ) and is rather masculine in appearance. In terms of thickness I recorded a measurement of 15.5MM and a lug to lug width of 50MM. These specs allow for this 45MM watch which is quite large to wear a bit smaller due to that width. The case has highly polished tops and brushed sides with an automatic helium escape valve. A nice design aspect is the slab crown guard on the 3:00 side of the watch and adds some visual appearance and dimension. I must say this is a tough watch, and its finished like a luxury watch. There are times when I can pick up a watch and just feel the quality, and that happened with this one..
The deep black dial is covered by a thick AR coated sapphire crystal and surrounded by a 120 click Panerai style dive bezel. The bezel action itself surprised me as it is really really good, and I rarely say that. The action is buttery smooth and precise with minimal play, and useful at night with a lumed pip at 12:00. The actual dial is pretty typical of a dive watch with applied circular lumed markers, but the small things like the light blue seconds hand and the matching “DARKSEA” is certainly a nice touch. The lume utilized on this model is BGW9 Superluminova which glows blue. It is responsive, lasts some time, and evenly applied.
Seiko NH35 Automatic
+5 Seconds a day on my example
Now the strap supplied on the 22MM lugs is a Crafter Blue genuine rubber strap with a pleasant scent. If you don’t know they produce very high quality dive straps for all types of watches. It is also a super long one, and can accommodate wrists of pretty much any size. Included in the package is a steel mesh band with adjustable links, a zulu two piece strap, AND a genuine leather strap in brown. Quite surprisingly, all three extras are of good quality and that does help with the pricepoint of $436 dollars.
The Undive Dark Sea certainly is a well built watch all around and offers some nice extras. The pricepoint might be more than what some expect to pay for the set of specifications included, but rest assure once in hand you will begin to realize why it costs this much. The finishing is top notch and so are the rest of the components. It is a real 500M capable diver or a tool watch if you want to leave it at that. Thanks for reading and please do watch the hands on video where I go a bit more in depth.