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    Echo/Neutra What a lovely diver!

    I've been following the brand for a while now, love their simple take on the Fieldwatch.

    But this diver ticks a lot of boxes for me.

    https://echoneutra.com/product/crist...al-diver-blue/


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    Got a new watch, divers watch it is, had to drown the bastard to get it!

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    It’s nice but I think the hands are out of proportion (might be my eyes) the hour hand looks a bit small compared to the size of the dial and minute hand. I think it needs to be a bit bigger.

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    I like that, nice to see a design that manages to be a bit different in an overcrowded marketplace, and at under £800 with a Sellita movement and a number of premium features it seems excellent VFM. I like all the colour options, but would probably keep it simple:


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    Very tempted by this, lovely looking watch, & unusual to see a PR complication on a diver.
    Lots of features for very reasonable money.


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    Like their moonphase watches.

    Does anyone know what the 2nd hand on the subdial is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Chilli View Post
    Like their moonphase watches.

    Does anyone know what the 2nd hand on the subdial is?
    Looks like one long (+pointless) hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Looks like one long (+pointless) hand.
    Yeah I’m struggling to find an alternative function

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    Wow, that's a lot of watch for the money.

    As they promote it as a REAL dive watch, I guess the hour hand is small to make the minute hand more instantly readable !? And the double ended second and acts as an indicator that the watch has not stopped - handy to know when you are on a dive ;-)

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    Nasty, and for me, at least not a diver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Nasty, and for me, at least not a diver.
    Still, rated at 500m, to me that's more than capable of any dive watch. Yes, the sub-seconds hand is not the norm, but at 800 quid, what's not to like overall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nealywheelie View Post
    Still, rated at 500m, to me that's more than capable of any dive watch. Yes, the sub-seconds hand is not the norm, but at 800 quid, what's not to like overall.

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    Dial, hands and bezel. I’ve not looked at the movement, so won’t comment thereon.

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    That American spelling of "metres" would drive me wrong.

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    Very stylish and unusually distinctive for a diver. I assume the subdial at 9 is a regular second hand.

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    Pretty enough, but that bezel verges on the useless (maybe even dangerous) for a diver's watch.

    I guess it's for air only diving (although that's only the start of my quibbles with it).

    A conventional dive bezel would be far more useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    It’s nice but I think the hands are out of proportion (might be my eyes) the hour hand looks a bit small compared to the size of the dial and minute hand. I think it needs to be a bit bigger.
    Kinda makes sense in that the hour hand doesn’t obscure the second hand?

    Looks good, albeit - I prefer the non-pretendy ‘Cameron’ blue upper dial. Plain black for me.

    In black - it is sufficiently different to avoid people asking ‘is it a Rolex?’

    I like.

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    It looks different. I love it. Especially the touches of red.
    Last edited by abraxas; 17th February 2024 at 18:29.
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    I quite like it



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    If I was being picky - I would prefer a less intrusive rehaut.

    Remove the flat part, just leaving the angled rehaut.

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    I wish they’d pick a name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Dial, hands and bezel. I’ve not looked at the movement, so won’t comment thereon.

    Can't argue about the looks, movement is a Sellita SW279 automatic elaboré, so not bad for the money.
    Got a new watch, divers watch it is, had to drown the bastard to get it!

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    Closer to £1000 once VAT and fees added on.

    Useless and probably incomprehensible bezel for likely >95% of users.

    Horrible small seconds.

    I don’t like it…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gren View Post
    And the double ended second and acts as an indicator that the watch has not stopped - handy to know when you are on a dive ;-)
    A bit like a regular second hand then? If anything it could cause confusion.

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    Seems a tad unfair that for those outside of EU and Not UK they deduct Italian vat at 22% but if in UK they don't plus we would have to pay UK vat?? Or am I missing something...

    UK customers:
    20% VAT will be charged by customs when imported.

    Customers from other Countries:
    The purchase price is 22% Italian VAT excluded and it does not include import duties, taxes, and other government charges (where applicable).

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    The bezel seems completely useless to me. Isn't the point of a diver's bezel to time the dive by aligning the minute hand to the 0/60 marking?

    If it had a depth gauge hand on a central pinion then the bezel would make sense.

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