In the world of micro-divers there is no shortage of competition, and just when I think that I know all of them out there, another brand pops up.
This time it is Haigh & Hastings and their M2 Diver. Haigh & Hastings headquarters is located in Perth, Australia. Now I could be wrong, but unlike a lot of micro brands these days, they did not do a preorder, and just went into production and released them when they were ready. Coming in at a base price of just about $501.00 USD, it is a rugged, tool style diver, and they do have some options for different strap upgrades and an array of different colors.
In the video, I give you my first impressions of the M2 diver, and after having it for a few weeks I can say while at first I had my doubts, I have to admit…the M2 Diver has really grown on me.
Specifications of the Haigh & Hastings M2 Diver:
Case: 1000ft/300m water resistance
44mm (3-9) x 53mm (12-6)
Solid 316L stainless steel
22mm lug spacing
Screw down 7mm crown
Screw down 40mm engraved case back
Uni-directional, graduated for tank diving
NH35A Mechanical automatic movement
Bi-directional winding rotor
Quick date setting
Hands: Plongeur style minute hand; White/Diver Orange
Block style hour hand; White
Strap: 22mm Natural European Rubber
Salt and UV resistant
Weight: approx. 131g
Thickness: approx. 13mm