The Ocean7 Watch Company is no stranger to the watch world, or here onWatchReport.com. We have reviewed nearly their entire collection here on WatchReport, and with the LM-7 PloProf not being one, I was on a mission. I reached out to Ocean7 in hopes of getting the LM-7 PloProf for review, and within a week, I had the pleasure of meeting up with Mitch Feig of Ocean7 at a local Starbucks. Mitch was kind enough to walk me through the LM-7 PloProf, as well as share a couple extras that we’ll hopefully get to review here in the near future. It’s good to see an owner of a watch company not compromise on quality, yet focus on providing a cost effective timepiece, and this is exactly what Mitch does with the LM-7 Professional PloProf Hardened Titanium Diver. Lets take a further look into the PloProf.
Specs as listed on www.ocean7watchco.com:
- Swiss Made with Swiss Automatic Movement
- Black or Blue Dial with Matching Black or Blue Sapphire Bezel, or either dial with our new black and orange bezel
- Extra Easy to Change, Engraved Bezel Included
- Sandblasted Titanium Case DLC Hardened to Approximately 1250 Vickers
- Weight – 93 Grams without Strap (35% Lighter than the Original LM-7)
- Diameter – 55mm x 42 mm
- Height – 17mm
- Swiss Super Luminova
- Flat Sapphire Crystal with Inside AR Coating
- Water Resistance – 1250m
- 24mm Lug Spacing
- Screw Down Crown with Etched O7 Logo
- 60 click turning Bezel with Locking Pushbutton
- Black PU PloProf Strap with Steel BuckleOptions:
- Upgrade to Anti-Static Coated Silicone PloProf Strap: $29
- Add Matching Hardened Titanium Buckle: $39
The watch box of the LM-7 PloProf is the standard Ocean7 watch box, and is protected by an exterior cardboard sleeve to ensure no damage. The watch box itself is constructed from leather, and has a “racing stripe” of suede like material that displays the Ocean7 logo on the top of the box. The box secures with two metal snap rivets. On the inside, you will find the LM-7 PloProf displayed along with the Instructions and Warranty Information, cleaning cloth, Ocean7 contact information, a couple Ocean7 temporary tattoos, and finally the engraved bezel with changing tool all in the storage compartment next to the watch. Overall, the presentation by Ocean7 is just what you would expect when purchasing a quality timepiece.
At first glance, my initial impression was the LM-7 PloPorf was a large and heavy watch. I knew prior to actually having my hands on the watch, the LM-7 PloProf carried a hefty 55mm case, and one only correlates that large of a case with a heavy watch. Once out of the box and off the pillow, I quickly realized my initial thoughts and impressions were the complete opposite of reality. The LM-7 PloProf, the second series of the LM-7, weighs in at 93 grams without the strap, 35% lighter than the original LM-7, making this watch surprisingly very light and comfortable.
The case is constructed of sandblasted titanium and is DLC hardened to approximately 1250 Vickers, making the LM-7 one tough case that can take a beating. Staying true to the PloProf shape and style, the LM-7 definitely brings uniqueness to your wrist with its overall crown to case measurement of 55mm. The LM-7 PloProf is a left handed watch (for those of you who do not know, a left handed watch has the crown placed on the left side of the case opposed to the right) enabling free range of motion for the wrist without having the crown or crown guard jabbing you in the hand. The overall LTL measurement comes in at 46mm, and has a 17mm case height making the LM-7 PloProf a large real estate piece, but surprisingly does not feel as large it measures out to be.