Oceanus has just released a very nice new 5 Motor watch. I recently reviewed an earlier 5 Motor model which I was very impressed with. If you are new to Oceanus watches, Oceanus is a Casio brand which does an excellent job of combining digital technology with a clean and handsome design.
The point of the 5 Motor is to pack a great deal of functionality into a nice looking case without using a single LCD. Why the aversion to LCDs? Simple aesthetics. Having a high-tech watch used to mean trading a clean, classic design for LCDs and big blocky digital numbers. The Oceanus 5 Motor is for men who are geeks at heart, but who don’t want to wear their geekiness on their sleeves.
For an in-depth review of the 5 Motor and its features, check out my review of the OCW600TDA-1AV. The OCWM700TDA-1A has the following new features:
- The new 5 Motor is now a multi-band atomic watch, which means it is capable of calibrating in the US, UK, Germany, and in Japan. (Previous models only calibrated in the US and Japan.)
- Tide indicator. After selecting your home city, the new Oceanus 5 Motor will give you a rough indication of the local tides.
- Available in a very nice black IP (ion-plated) finish (titanium version shown here).
Update: Read the Oceanus OCWM700TDA review.