Obris Morgan Explorer Watch Review and Video Review

Hands on Watch Reviews Independent Obris Morgan

The Explorer case is made from 316L stainless steel, and measures a total of 42mm in with (45mm case to crown) and has a LTL measurement of 51mm. I have a 7” wrist and this is my preferred case size for my wrist. On the 9 o’clock side of the case is where you will find the HEV (Helium Escape Value), which activates at 4ATM of pressure. The crown of the Explorer is made from 316l stainless steel, is deeply coined engraved, and displays the Obris Morgan logo. The case back is solid 316l stainless steel. Being black, the Obris Morgan logo is a bit tough to decipher, but be assured that the logo is nicely engraved and can be seen at the right angle.

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Protecting the dial you have a 2.5mm sapphire crystal, equipped with inside AR coating. The dial of the Explorer is simple and clean. No date window is used on this model. I think this adds to the overall cleanliness of the watch, making the Explorer very modern looking. The dial is marked with hour and minute markers, no Arabic numerals on the dial. A triangle marker is at the 12, with single enlarged markers at the 3 and 6, and dual enlarged markers at the 6 o’clock position. The hour and minute hands are blasted, skeletonized and filled with C1 Superluminova. While I am not a huge fan of the skeletonized hands, Obris Morgan did a great job at keeping the hands “chunky”, allowing for a good amount of lume to still be placed on the hands.


The overall lume of the Exploer is good. The hands are surprisingly brighter than the dial, but don’t let that detour the overall lume of the dial. While I have seen brighter, the Explorer dial lume does it’s job and supplies enough brightness at last a movie.


The bezel is a 120 click, unidirectional bezel with tight movement. Matching the dial, Obris Morgan used a triangle marker for the 12 o’clock setting, and 15, 30 and 45 Arabic numerals for the other settings.


  1. Excellent review! Is this model available in SS?

  2. Ben,

    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

  3. The SS are all sold out…and have been for months now.


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