Haigh-&-Hastings-m2-diver

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

Bezel:

Uni-directional, graduated for tank diving

Movement:

NH35A Mechanical automatic movement

Bi-directional winding rotor

Quick date setting

Crystal: Sapphire

Hands: Plongeur style minute hand; White/Diver Orange

Block style hour hand; White

Strap: 22mm Natural European Rubber

Non-allergenic

Salt and UV resistant

Odor resistant

Weight: approx. 131g

Thickness:  approx. 13mm

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.

4 Comments

  1. 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

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    • Thank you Abdullah!

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  2. 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

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

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