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Boschett Reef Ranger Watch Review

Boschett Hands on Watch Reviews Independent


The lug area uses hex screw bars for bracelet attachment, and you do have some help from the included Boschett tool for removing them, but this is the type that you will need two hex drivers on each end, so get that pair of allen wrenches or other hex screw driver ready. The best part about these types of screws is it will be harder to scratch the lugs, as opposed to using standard type screws where you can easily slip with the screwdriver and leave a mark.


The dial on this sample is a beautiful sunray blue. Its deep royal blue looks lighter or darker depending on the light, which is a nice effect of a sunray dial. The clean dial only has Boschett printed under the 12, and Reef Ranger and automatic above the 6. Sword style hour and minute hands, and a diamond arrow style second hand tip are both rugged yet elegant at the same time. The steel markers are all applied and filled with white lume paint (BGW9), with printed minute markers around the edge of the dial. The date wheel, outlined in steel, not only makes it stand out, but also matching the rest of the dial.


The case back shows off the Sellita SW-200 movement, and while I am normally not a fan of exhibition case backs on dive watches, this type of watch works, as it’s a cross between a tool and a dress diver. The crystal covering the movement is sapphire as well, so no need to worry about scratching when sitting down on a table or when it rests against the bracelet in a case.


The bracelet is fantastic, and if anyone has owned a Cave Dweller or Harpoon, you know that Boschett knows how to make a nice bracelet. Instead of the multi-link bracelet used on the aforementioned models, this is more of a standard 3 link bracelet, but with some added style. The links are solid and thick with no taper; 22mm right to the clasp. The end links were custom made for this piece and have a cutout machined in them to allow the bracelet to attach in a way where there will be no bunching up when the watch is on the wrist. Basically, this allows the bracelet to drape and wrap smoothly around your wrist.  My only (small) gripe about the bracelet links would be they use standard screws. I am a believer in using one type of screw throughout the watch, making it more cohesive, so it would have been nice to see hex screws in the links as well. That said, sizing is very easy with the use of two screwdrivers, and a little care and patience.

The lume used is BGW9 superluminova which glows a nice ice blue. I would say the lume on this example is as good as some of the Oris models I have seen with this grade of lume. The use of this lume allows you to have white markers and hands to retain that clean and elegant look, but still have the bright and long lasting lume a dive watch should have.


I've been an avid watch lover since the age of 7. Watches are not only my hobby but a passion. My favorite style used to be dive watches, but field or non bezel watches have been growing on me. When I'm not reviewing watches I am either cooking or with family and friends.

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