In for review this week is the Obris Morgan Explorer. Obris Morgan, a Hong Kong based manufacture, has been around for quite some time now, producing quality watches at affordable prices. The Explorer model we’re going to take a look at is the DLC, blue dial and blue bezel combo. Let’s get started with the dry specs from the Obris Morgan site:
Price: $299.00 USD (DLC Coating FInishing, Blue Dial, White (C1) Color indices,Blasted hand set, Blue Bezel, 5 Links Bracelet, PU Strap)
Automatic Calibre : Miyota 9015
Material : SUS316L Stainless Steel
Frequency : 28,800 bph (beats per hour)
Accuracy : +/- 10 sec/day
Dial : SuperLuminova Lumed (C1) indices Hands
Hour : 2 Face blasted Skeleton hand fill superluminova lume (C1)
Minute : 2 Face blasted Skeleton hand fill superluminova lume (C1)
Second : blasted Skeleton hand fill superluminova lume (C1)
Case : 316L Stainless Steel- Brush – Blasted – DLC Black Coating
Bezel : 120 Clicks uni-directional bezel
Movement holder : 316L Stainless Steel
Dimensions : 42mm diameter, 12mm thickness include Case Back, 10mm thickness without Case Back
Lug to Lug width : 51mm
Automatic Helium Escape Valve (Operate on 4 atm pressure inside)
Lug width : 20mm
Lug to Lug width : 51mm
Crown : Stainless Steel – Brush Finishing – Blasted Finishing – DLC Black Coating
Water Resistance: 20 ATM / 200 meters
Case back: Solid 316L Stainless Steel
Crystal : 2.4mm thickness Sapphire(Single side anti-reflective coated)
Net Weight with Bracelet: 214g
Obris Morgan does a really great job with the presentation of the Explorer. Arriving in a bright orange pelican case, there is no doubt that the watch is secure during shipment. The pelican case, in my opinion, is a great case that enables you to re-use a watch box for multiple purposes: securing items while boating, beach travel, or even a carry on for all sorts of travel purposes.
When you open the case, the Explorer is rested comfortably in a cut out foam casing. With the Explorer comes a rubber strap, extra screw-bar, screwdriver for switching from bracelet to strap, and the regular warranty and instruction manuals. Overall, I was very pleased with the packaging of the Explorer.
Getting to the watch, the Explorer model sent for review is the DLC, blue on blue model. With black watches, DLC is the only way to go in my opinion. When I wear a watch, I don’t want to have to worry about being cautious and constantly keep reminding myself not to bang my wrist on anything. I want the ability to put a watch on and go about my day knowing that the casing and bracelet of my timepiece is going to hold up. DLC provides you that comfort.
Excellent review! Is this model available in SS?
Yes, you can either choose from brushed SS, blasted SS, or the DLC coated. Check out the Obris Morgan site here: http://www.obrismorgan.com/explorerpage.html
The SS are all sold out…and have been for months now.