I am always amazed at what you can get these days in the watch world, for an affordable price point. ($300 and under). Of course affordable is subjective to your income, but I think many can agree that 15-20 years ago it was different. Before the internet became huge, and we had watch forums and blogs galore and online retailers, for this price point you were going to a department store or mall jewelry stores. The watches were what they were, but these days between competition with name brands such as Orient, Seiko, and Citizen, and the advent of Micro brands, you sure can get a lot of bang for your buck. One of those examples would be the Luxmento Naylamp Rescue II, a 44mm case that is a Benrus Mil-Diver style of case, with a full lume dial (other dial options available), pvd case, 200m water resistant, 2 straps, and a sapphire crystal with a Ronda Quartz movement, all for about $175 USD. (Price can fluctuate due to Euro).
Luxmento Watches are now just a year old. Started in Spain in 2014 by a group of watch enthusiasts and watch re-lumers, they are geared towards making affordable tool style watches. (Dive watches so far).
Please take a look at my video presentation below:
Luxmento Naylamp Rescue II Full Specifications:
- Case: 44mm all Stainless Steel w/PVD coating, 14mm thick, Lug to Lug 54mm
- Weight: 95 grams
- Crystal: 3mm Sapphire
- Movement: Ronda 515 Quartz
- Bezel: 120 click unidirectional bezel with aluminum insert
- Crown: Screw Down
- Dial: Full Superluminova paint (C3)
- Strap: Silicone Rubber and nylon nato
- Water Resistance: 200m
- Price: $175-$185 USD dependant upon current conversion.
The Rescue II diver arrives in a tiny little pelican style case, and is bubble wrapped on the inside to protect during shipping. Foam inserts would have been nice instead of the plastic interior, but still a neat little case, and something different.
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