Swiss Watch Company Diver

The watch I’m reviewing today has been one of my favorites since the day it has arrived : the Swiss Watch Company Diver, in its blue version.

Swiss Watch Company was founded in 1996 by Stephen Roemer. They first started by making watches for other companies (including US Marines and Firefighters), before pulling the trigger on making their own watches, after a successful KS campaign in 2018.

First the specs:
– Swiss Made
– SW 200 Swiss Made Automatic Movement with 28800 A/h (4Hz)
– 26 jewels
– 316 L solid stainless-steel case
– 120 step uni-directional divers bezel
– Ceramic diver bezel ring
– Oil pressed case back
– Sapphire crystal
– 5x Anti reflective coating
– 30 ATM / 1000 ft water resistant
– 20 layers of Swiss Made Super-Luminova for the indexes
– Solid 3 link 316 l stainless steel bracelet
– Capsa pins
– Solid integrated divers buckle
– Case: 44mm
– Lug Width: 22mm
– Band Width: 22mm/20mm
– Case Thickness: 13.2mm
– Case 9h3h: 48mm

The watch is delivered in a solid travel box that can contain up to 3 watches as well as a few tools and/or straps. I already stated in a previous review that watch boxes are generally a pain to store and not useful at all. This one is the complete opposite : it’s quite slim and an ideal travel accessory !

The 44mm case has very short lugs and a large crown protection. It feels very robust and qualitative. The dodecagonal steel bezel has a textured insert. Not only it is really beautiful, especially when you play with the light, but it also is scratch proof thanks to the ceramic insert. The wow-effect is growing on me 🙂 The AR coating on the sapphire glass couldn’t be more effective, providing an excellent legibility.

I like dive watches on SS bracelets, but I tend to eventually put them on either nato or rubber straps every now and then. The bracelet provided with this one is so good that I didn’t even think about trying something else ! It’s very comfortable and looks amazing with the combination of brushed and polished finishes and the middle section being raised. Hats off to SWC 😉

When it comes to the dial, I believe the focus was put on the legibility. Large hour and minute hands, pointing to these big indexes, make a great visibility. The dial itself is textured and there is a date window at 3 o’clock. I have owned quite some “torch” watches, but I was litteraly blown away by the lume on this one ! Don’t stare at it or you’ll get your eyes burned ;p Just have a look at the pictures !

The movement is the well-known Sellita SW200. With ETA giving companies outside of their group a hard time to get movements, the SW200 is among the best options for a 3 handed dive watch.

Considering those specs and the quality offered, one would definitely expect a higher price. This one is only 475$ for the blue variant, 450$ for the others ! There’s even a chronograph available now.

I could have written a lot more about every details of this watch, but let’s keep it short : you can’t get a better deal for that price ! A very qualitative case sitting on a beautiful and comfy bracelet, a ceramic bezel, an engraved dial and an outstanding lume, this is what you’ll get with the SWC Diver 😊

SWC Diver BLUE

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