The watch has a large 8mm screw down crown positioned at the 3 o’clock side of the case between integrated crown guards. The crown guards will provide fairly decent protection, however, the crown does extend a few millimeters beyond the guards so just be aware of the slight exposure. The gear shape style of the crown allows for easy grasp and rotation. The crown has a buttery smooth action with no play or wiggle in either setting position. Just above the crown is the 5mm multifunction pusher which is also screwed down to help maintain the overall water resistance of the watch. The function pusher serves one function only, which is setting the month of the year on the watch dial. Once again, Detomaso has went to the well using a very popular case design used by many other watch companies and I truly at this point consider it to be a timeless classic.
Moving on we find a 120 click unidirectional rotating bezel. The bezel is extremely easy to grasp due to the scalloped perimeter. I wouldn’t classify this bezel as firm as others I have seen, but there is still no play in either direction. It is just extremely easy to rotate so it may bump out of place a bit easy. The markers surrounding the bezel are not lumed which was a bit disappointing, however, the pip is lumed on this model. The watch is fitted with a rather large sapphire crystal measuring approximately 33mm which appears to possibly have an interior Anti-Reflective (AR) coating. The AR coating isn’t the best that I have seen over the years as it can appear a bit milky from certain angles and cast a bit of glare at times. Beneath the sapphire crystal is a pretty cool looking dial that looks a little bit like the sun with rays shining outward toward each main hour marker. For a multifunction watch, the dial is extremely clean and uncluttered with minimal branding located below the 12 o’clock position on the dial. The model comes with a white date window positioned between the 4-5 o’clock position, which is extremely legible up against the black dial. At first glance, many may think that this model is a chronograph when in fact the sub-dials are part of the multi-function design providing 24 hour timing, day of the week, and month of the year. The model is fitted with a fairly typical handset is fairly typical with the second hand adding a touch of flair, as with other Detomaso models, the company crest/logo functions as the counterweight. The pip and the hour and minute hands provide the primary lume on the watch. A touch of lume is present surrounding the dial at the hour markers which does not charge up well or last long at all. I would classify the lume as average overall.
Another nice feature of the San Marino Multifunction is the display case back. The 26mm crystal provides a great look at the Miyota 9120 automatic movement powering the model. The movement has been highly accurate, well within specifications, since delivery. The 9120 along with the added complications provide a similar appearance to the smooth operation provided by a Miyota 9015. Of course, the typical company information and other specifications are etched around the case back. The case back does have a slight bubble causing the watch to sit slightly off the wrist but doesn’t create an uncomfortable wearing situation.
Finally, the watch comes with a nice multi-link bracelet measuring 22/22mm, with no taper through to the clasp. The bracelet is attached to the case utilizing spring bars. Each link measures a significant 4mm in thickness and are attached to each other utilizing spring bars. The bracelet comes with a signed diver’s flip lock clasp, including a safety and heavy-duty extension. Sizing options are a big deal and the bracelet provides four (4) micro adjustments which will aid in obtaining that perfect fit. I’m not a huge fan of friction pin link assembly as 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. Overall, the bracelet is a tried and true design, appreciated by many and found on quite a few watches at least based on my past observations.
The San Marino Multifunction Dive Watch is another model, from Detomaso, that utilizes a tried and true watch design that has quite frankly earned the respect and admiration of many watch collectors and fans of micro watch companies. Besides the popular case design, the model is packed with many highly desirable features such as sapphire crystal, screw down crown, multi-link bracelet, multiple complications and an outstanding Miyota 9120 automatic movement. Outside of the case branding and somewhat weak lume the model is a huge bang for your buck dive watch under $360USD. Check out what Detomaso has to offer at HERE. Other dial color options are also available if you might be looking for something other than the standard black. I would like to thank Detomaso for providing the San Marino Multifunction Dive Watch for review. Thanks to each of you for reading. Please take a moment to view the brief video presentation and follow WatchReport.com on YouTube.
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