Ocean7 Announces the LM-PC Pilot Chronograph

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OCEAN7 has officially announced the LM-PC Pilot Chronograph with immediate availability. A watch that likely needs a nickname, the LM-PC Pilot Chronograph is a 44 x 15 mm automatic chronograph powered by the Swiss ETA 7750. The sandblasted stainless steel case is available in only one finish, a DLC treatment which gives you the look of PVD without all the scratching common to a PVD finish.

This new model will retail for $799 which an excellent value for an ETA 7750 powered and DLC treated chronograph. At this price point the LM-PC  will have little to no competition in the automatic chronograph market. For example, an Archimede Pilot Chronograph, which uses the same movement, costs $1375 and does not feature a DLC case treatment. Similarly, the Damasko DC56 Black, a pilots watch powered by the ETA 7750 and featuring a scratch resistant coating, costs some $2100. If you’re willing to forgo the pilot aesthetic and DLC coating, you can get a Christopher Ward C40 Speedhawk for $895 USD, which is great value as a standalone product, but is still $100 more that the LM-PC.

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This is very aggressive pricing from OCEAN7 but they don’t appear to have cut any corners in the LM-PC’s build and features. The LM-PC model uses a sapphire crystal on the front and in the display case back and all dial markings are covered in orange Super Luminova paint. Unlike most of the OCEAN7 family, the LM-PC is not a dive watch and is only water resistant to 50m. The LM-PC comes fitted with a black rubber strap (with matching buckle) or buyers can choose from leather options at an additional cost. We will post more photos as they become available but this is definitely a great deal if you have been considering adding an automatic chronograph to your collection.

6 Comments

  1. James, can you look at the buckle on the rubber strap.  I have a O7 watch that _had_ a black buckle.  The buckle was PVD’d and quickly scratched/peeled off.  I believe this was due to the high polished mature of the SS buckle underneath.  Wondered if O7 had gone to the trouble to DLC the buckle too.

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    • As per the product page the buckle is PVD coated, not DLC. I dont actually have the watch in person, it was just announced in the last two days. I hope that helps!

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  2. I wish they made a quartz version of this watch. Very sharp.

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    • Why so they could sell it for $ 40.00 bucks The 7750 movement is used in Breitling Super Avenger costing $ 6000.00 as well as a Graham oversized Fighter costing over $12,000.00 and many other expensive Watches why you want some cheap crap Quartz version is beyond me.

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      • Ocean 7 should bring out a lower cost version with a good quartz movement. I’m in favour of more options since quartz would mean that the watch will be an accurate timekeeper, more durable and hence a more practical daily wearer with the DLC treatment. Why should sharp looking, well built watches be purely in the realm of mechanical movement loving purist snobs is BEYOND ME.

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