Next, the case back is a standard screw down variety with the typical branding and various specification information etched on it. Beneath the case back beats a Miyota 8215 automatic movement. The Miyota 8215 is a tried and true movement but many times presents stuttering of the second hand as it moves around the dial. I was so please to see the smooth operation of this particular movement as it glides around the dial almost as smoothly as the newer 9015 or even an ETA 2824. I know many people now try to avoid the 8215 but at the price point offered, the model is still a fantastic value. Roll the dice on whether the 8215 has the smooth sweep or ends up being a bit erratic.
Finally, the bracelet might be the weakest aspect of the Professional Diver, not that it isn’t made well. The bracelet is a faux five link that measures 22/20mm with 3.5mm thick links. The links are connected using friction pins. The clasp is signed and is of the push deploy variety with flip lock safety. The clasp also contains three (3) micro adjustments, however only two (2) of the micro adjustments are functional. Due to the clasp assembly the inner most micro adjustment cannot be utilized because the diver’s extension extends over the clasp locking mechanism thus preventing the clasp from locking down. So what could Marc & Sons improve upon with the bracelet and clasp? Well without impacting price point too much I believe either offering one or two half links or using a different clasp so that all micro adjustments would be functional would be simple enough. I cannot recall how many times I have heard watch guys complain about not being able to obtain that precise fit due lack of micro adjustments or lack of half links.
The Professional Diver Watch from Marc & Sons is a appealing modern dive style watch with a bold appearance and quality specifications ranging from the ceramic bezel, sapphire crystal and a sturdy Miyota automatic movement all for a fantastic value at right around $275USD. As I mentioned in the review, I am certain that many will enjoy the case design and the fact that the watch will be quite functional for diving, as well as, any other water sporting activities. I have seen this exact watch case used by other companies for hundreds more with only an ETA upgrade in the movement and less functionality due to a lack of lume pip on the bezel. Everyone should take a moment when time allows and go out to the Marc & Sons website to check out the great values available. I would like to thank Marc & Sons for providing this model for review on WatchReport.com. I would like to thank each of you for reading and ask that you check out the brief video presentation on this model and subscribe to the WatchReport.com YouTube channel.
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