Detomaso San Marino Dive Watch Review

Detomaso Hands on Watch Reviews Independent

As mentioned earlier in the review, the watch case is one of the more appreciated in the last few years and the same can be said of the bracelet. Fullswing also produced the bracelet. The bracelet measures 22/22mm, with no taper through to the clasp. The bracelet is attached to the case utilizing spring bars, which was typical with this design. The bracelet is a 5-link design, with each link measuring a significant 4 plus millimeters in thickness. Each link is attached to the other utilizing double-headed screw bars also a standard feature of this bracelet. The bracelet comes with a signed diver’s flip lock clasp, including a safety and heavy-duty extension. Ultimate sizing is available with this bracelet due to four (4) micro adjustments, as well as, two (2) half links. I prefer a single head screw in links, as many times that type is much easier to size and lend to less operator error when sizing. This example was extremely easy to size as there was little to no Loctite securing the screws. Overall, the bracelet is a tried and true design appreciated by many, but requires caution when sizing due to double sided screw heads, in order to not mark up the edges of the links.


Overall, the lume is very good. Initially, the lume is quite intense with the hands glowing green while the rest of the lume glows a cool blue. The bezel lume is stronger than the rest of the lume on the model, as the afterglow is much more intense in duration after initial charge. If there is one aspect lacking, in regards to the lume, it would have to be the hands. After a few hours, the hands seem to blend in with the dial a bit too much, which might be more a result of the handset design than the lume. If the hands had a thicker black outline, the problem would be possibly be resolved.


The Detomaso San Marino is a tried and tested watch design that has garnered quite a bit of appreciation with watch enthusiasts. The model has desirable case features found with the ever popular Deep Blue 2K models, as well as, dial and handset features many came to appreciate utilized by Zenton on some of their past watch models. The design is not readily available with these other well-known vendors; especially not at such a reasonable $525 USD price point. So, if you have been looking for this solid dive watch design along with quality features such as strong lume, sapphire crystal, screw down crown, 5 link screw-in link bracelet, and automatic movement, check out what Detomaso has to offer at Other dial options are also available if a full lume dial is not up your alley. I would like to thank Detomaso for providing the San Marino for review. Thanks to each of you for reading. Please take a moment to view the brief video presentation and follow on YouTube.



Michael Wolfe has been a watch fan for years. Michael has been developing his watch review techniques over the past 4-5 years. His true passion involves reviewing dive watches in any price category, but also enjoys stepping out and reviewing other watch styles from time to time. Michael is developing a reputable following and solid reputation for the insight he provides through his reviews. When Michael isn't immersed in a watch review, his other interests include following college athletics and spending time with his family.

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  1. Thanks for another outstanding review, sir. You really help me a great deal with your expertise and thoroughness. Much appreciated!


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