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Manchester Watch Works BLOBFISH

Like this? The good news is that this isn’t a pre-order, folks – the 99 piece Limited Edition P. Marcidus AKA the Blobfish Dive Watch is ready to ship.

It is the latest project from Manchester Watch Works, made in collaboration with www.iblobfish2016.com, a website created by MMW Doug Kim’s son.

Dedicated to raising awareness for some the most endangered and often most misunderstood creatures on our planet. 6.5% of each P. Marcidus watch sold will be donated to this cause.

Specifications are as follows:

200m water resistant 316L surgical grade steel case and strap (with solid fitted end-links)

40mm diameter; 49mm lug to lug; 12.5mm height (14mm with glass); 20mm strap width

Domed vintage style sapphire crystal with inner anti-reflective coating

Seiko NH35 automatic movement (21,600 bph, 24 jewels, hacking and hand-winding, Diashock, 40+ hrs power reserve)

Ocean blue sunburst finished dial with SuperLuminova BGW9 lume and black outer dial track

120 click unidirectional bezel with stainless steel insert and BGW9 lumed 12:00 pip

Screwed down engraved crown and screwed down caseback with engraving of a Blobfish


West End Watch Co. IMPERMEABLE

Here’s a fairly ordinary looking Swiss diver to help ease you into a blissful state catatonia in case you were feeling a little hyper, today.

This is the impermeable from the 1886 founded West Wend Watch Co. Seems they've been holding out on us for over a century. ;)

It is fair to say that the watch is a bit on the boring but the name, Impermeable from the French meaning waterproof is actually quite a nice name for a diver.

Basic specifications include: a 42mm Stainless Steel case and bracelet with double-security clasp, rotating bezel divers bezel, a Sapphire crystal and 200 meters of impermeability (you see what I did there – never mind).

Powering the watch is Swiss automatic movement with date. It comes in the four variants shown.Which one do you like best. Orange and black works for me.




Previously known as the Rebel Time Aqualung – now known as the Rebel Aquafin, the watch has just been launched on Kickstarter where most of its funding has already been reached.

The Brooklyn, New York based Rebel Time Co. are a pretty much an unknown entity, however they have released some cheap ‘n’ cheerful non-divers in the past.

The Aquafin which will thankfully not be taking up the legendary Aqulung name is Rebel’s debut diver.

Rebel seem to have put a fair amount of effort into producing the Aquafin, so what’s it all about? At first glance, it’s refreshing to see a crowdfunded diver that isn’t vintage inspired. TF!

I quite like the whole vintage thing but I’m in danger of slitting my wrists if have to announce too many more affordable vintage styled divers. It’s time to be a little more creative, folks!

So, we know that the Aquafin isn’t vintage inspired. However it does kinda’ have that whole shopping mall diver vibe going on – saved only really buy those two crowns – I like ‘em.

These two sturdy features protrude from positions at 2 and 4 o’clock on the right side of the case and have been thoughtfully labeled ‘DIVING’ for bezel operation and TIME SET’ for, time setting!

Basic spec. includes: a 42mm x 13.5mm 316L case in steel or black-coating, a domed Sapphire crystal with AR coating plus Sapphire crystal caseback and 300m of water-resistance.

Power comes from Swiss Sellita SW200-1 automatic mechanical movement. The Aquafin is a Swiss made timepiece. Further details can be found HERE.

Just 350 examples of each variant will be produced. So what do you think? Are you digging the Aquafin? I guess the proof of the pudding will be in the eating. Lemme know if you get one. ;)


ZELOS Helmsman TWO

The Helmsman is back! First launched in March 2014, it was the Zelos brand’s debut divers model; it was followed by a further 5 models over the course of 3 years - that included the 3000m Abyss and the popular Hammerhead.

The vintage savvy among you will recognize the Helmsman as being based on 60s Super Compressor with its dual crowns and internal diving bezel, this has always been a huge part of its appeal.

However the Helmsman 2 now has the benefit of 3 years of manufacturing experience with 5 other models under their belt, Zelos has redesigned it from ground up to be a superior timepiece all-round while retaining all the first gen’s charms.

The Helmsman 2 was always designed to be a diver's watch, however while having an appropriate look for the office or any occasion where it might be worn with a shirt cuff.

Its 300 meters of water-resistance is owed in part to those dual screw-down crowns as well as its double domed Sapphire crystal.

These features are complimented with Swiss BGW9 SuperLuminova applied generously across the dial, internal bezel and crowns ensuring that not only can the Helmsman operate in the depths but it will also remain a visible companion down there.

The Helmsman 2’s case is offered in a combination of finishes. Its CNC machined case sides have been sandblasted for a smooth finish, while the edges have been polished in order to catch a glint of light.

Its bezel has been brushed in order to discreetly hide any scratches that might get picked up through the rigors of daily life. The bezel simply screws on (except for the ceramic variant) and could be changed by hand if you'd like a mix of materials or simply prefer a new look.

The Marine Grade Bronze Alloy used for t the Helmsman 2’s case is commonly used for the production of ship’s propellers due to its high-level of corrosion resistance.

Eventually an oxide layer, known as a patina will take your watch from a shiny rose-gold to a rustic brown.

The ceramic offered for the bezel has an incredible degree hardness (1500 Vickers) – this makes it scratch-resistance but also creates a lovely contrast against the bronze of the watch case – old meets new.

The Helmsman 2’s dials consist of various layers and textures to provide a highly legible yet unique look. Achieving the brightest glow in the dark was a priority for Zelos. The internal bezel is CNC engraved and then filled with lume to achieve an amazing glow.

Once again Zelos have chosen Meteorite, a metal approximately 4.5 billion years old with a striking aesthetic unlike any other material. Each and every meteorite dial has a unique pattern, otherwise known as the Widmanstatten Patterns.

There seems to have been a lot of thought put into the 2nd generation Helmsman.

For a full list of specifications, pricing ad details on pre-orders, please follow the link HERE or the one embedded, below.