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
Great review Don and as always very informative plus gray pics. I like the watch even before i started to read the review the watch looked very attractive. The price is good too. As you said upgrades might be possible so I would say a bracelet would be a good upgrade.
P.S: I agree that drilled lug holes would be great. My RedSea Holystone has drilled lug holes and man has it made changing straps easy and scratch free
Thank you Abdullah!
It is a good looking watch . I just picked up the new Tudor black bay in blue and the two look similar. While I am not familiar with this brand I do like thir product from this review. Thanks for posting it
Thanks for another outstanding review. You really help me a great deal with your expertise and thoroughness. Much appreciated!