The Pradata is very comfortable on the wrist, and that is coming from someone who is not a bracelet guy anymore. Yet this watch to me just looks at home on the 5 link bracelet and simply wraps around the wrist. I have a 7.5-inch wrist and the size is right in my sweet spot of 44mm with 52mm lug to lug. For those who want to change it out to another strap, the Pradata uses screw bars for the lugs. This makes strap changes a little easier.
The case, bracelet, and case back are all bead blasted. Although the finish is very well done, it is very apparent when sizing the bracelet (which uses one piece screws) that it was blasted after it was initially assembled. While this is not a huge deal, and does not affect the functionality or appearance, you will notice when removing the screws it is a little rough, as some of the bead blasting dust is inside the links. It feels like there is sand inside. After I removed the screws, I gave it a shot of compressed air to clean out any little particles.
Fricker came to mind when looking at the case. It just has that German tool diver feeling about it. If you are familiar with German dive watches, you will know what I mean. This is another reason that I fell in love with it. The bezel clicks nicely. Firm, but easily turned with a little a pressure. I do find it odd that the elapsed timer markings on the bezel are not coated or filled in. If you plan to use this to actually time a dive, I am not sure if you would be able to easily read it. Personally, I am not a diver, but I like the aesthetic of a dive watch, and the machined bezel looks good to me the way it is. It gives it a very clean look.
The bracelet, as I mentioned, is very comfortable. The links are rounded and smooth and I enjoy wearing it. The clasp, your standard dive lock clasp, has 3 micro adjustments. It does lack a dive extension, though, which is another thing to keep in mind if you wanted to use for actual diving. This is not a knock on the watch or the brand, but I feel if you are going to build an absolute functional dive watch, you need to go all the way. The case has a helium release valve, which let’s face it, 98% of us will never use. Many divers will use a dive extension to be able to put the watch over a dive suit. This honestly is me being really picky, but they are things I noticed and felt the need to report them.
My review sample is the black dial with C1 superluminova and yellow accents (second hand and Pradata text). The color, a deeper yellow, appears orange in some photos. An orange version is available as well. It is, for me, just the right amount of color.
The lume was surprisingly good for C1, as that is not always the case. All the markers and hands, including the second hand tip are lumed, and the lume is the same strength on the hands and markers.