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Scurfa Diver One Hands on Review

Hands on Watch Reviews Independent Scurfa


The case back is a fairly simple screwed down type with the brand logo, water resistance and Swiss movement etched at the center along with other information etched around the perimeter. Beneath the case is a quality Ronda 515 quartz movement that has been spot on accurate since delivery. I have owned many Ronda 515 movements in the past and have never had any issues. A quality quartz movement, again, was a key feature wanted by the divers Paul works with in the dive industry and a good Ronda movement such as the 515 will provide the precision needed as discussed earlier.


The strap is a nice quality silicon rubber, which will be quite durable for any activity. The strap measures 22mm at the lug, tapering to 20mm at the tail with a robust 6.25mm in thickness at the lug tapering to 2.5mm near the tail. Two (2) floating keepers are supplied which I believe is a must for any strap. The strap is quite soft and pliable which allows for a comfortable feel on the wrist. As you can see in the photograph, on my 7 3/4 inch wrist, the strap length will accommodate wrist sizes over 8 inches with ease. The only downside to silicon is it will attract quite a bit of lint, so be prepared to wipe it down from time to time.


The lume is extremely nice and unexpected for a $200 dive watch. The hour markers and hands contain a good amount of what appears to be C1 Superluminova. The initial charge is quite bright as the photograph will show, but as expected with C1 fades fairly quickly. The afterglow lasts for hours, so in darkened conditions such as diving, telling the time hours after a full charge shouldn’t be an issue. I know C3 and BGW9 Superluminova comes with a higher cost, but I believe both would be acceptable upgrades for the watch, providing even longer lasting lume. I would be curious to know how a lume upgrade would impact overall costs.


Again, if you are looking for a 200-meter rated dive watch with quality specifications that will not break the bank, then look no further than the Diver One Silicon from Scurfa Watches. The watch packs solid features such as a sapphire crystal, Swiss Ronda quartz movement, screw down crown, water resistance and solid lume all for just slightly over $200. I would like to thank Paul, the owner of Scurfa watches, for providing this sample for review. Thank you for reading, and if you have a moment, check out the YouTube video on this model and subscribe to the WatchReport.com YouTube channel.




Michael Wolfe has been a watch fan for years. Michael has been developing his watch review techniques over the past 4-5 years. His true passion involves reviewing dive watches in any price category, but also enjoys stepping out and reviewing other watch styles from time to time. Michael is developing a reputable following and solid reputation for the insight he provides through his reviews. When Michael isn't immersed in a watch review, his other interests include following college athletics and spending time with his family.


  1. Never heard of this watch – curious to know how flexible the rubber band is?

    Thanks for the review!

  2. I really like the look of this watch. The company seems to have got it just right, first time. The proportions are really good, it almost looks high end from some angles and as for a sapphire crystal at this price point, it’s very impressive! On the website, it shows Paul diving at over 80 metres down. The videos aren’t the most professional, but it’s good to see that these timepieces can hack it in the real dive world. I just need to convince my wife that its a great idea to buy her husband a 200m diver watch for his birthday, two years on the trot! To make this a perfect watch, it would be great if they could make it solar powered.

    • Replying to my own comments, this is based on a Citizen divers, so in theory at least, there is a solar version…..Eco drive. However, the Citizen is hard to get much cheaper and this one is now rated at 300 metre water resistant, has a much better band, sapphire window with anti reflecting coating, far better hands and a classier look overall….and I’m getting one for my birthday, woohoo!

  3. Got each watch that has been produced by Paul and delighted to have just received my new Bell Diver Automatic. All Scurfa Watches are excellent quality and outstanding value but the new Bell Diver Automatic has raised the bar. It is just brilliant !!!

    • That’s good to hear! I do not think we will be reviewing the new Bell Diver, though we would like to, but it doesn’t look like that will happen this time around. Post your Bell Diver on Instagram and tag us , or on our Watchreport Facebook page!

  4. I bought a Diver One based on this review, the strap broke within weeks, and at 11.15 months, the bezel fell off. Support is really tough to get, I was told that Paul was out of the country for 2 weeks and he was the only one who could apparently help. They eventually shipped me a replacement bezel. I had a jeweler apply it as they instructed and it broke the bezel and the insert. Customer support told me its out of warranty because the warranty doesn’t cover wear and tear (the bezel FELL off in 6 feet of water). When I pointed out that the bezel falling off should not count as wear and tear, they then told me it is out of warranty because they start the warranty period when the watch is purchased, not when it is received, or even shipped. Supremely disappointed.

  5. I’ve got the Diver One NATO and my Bell Diver 1 has just arrived. Both fantastic watches Paul’s pulled off a triumph I especially like the 42 mm size of the Diver One makes it ideal for not snagging.

    A trade off with Scurfa is that’s its just Paul and Alison and you have to be a bit patient with any issues. If you want customer service which jumps go and buy a Seiko or a Chris Wars at twice the price! At this price you can’t really spit your pacifier (dummy) if Paul’s at work, he is a full time saturation Diver on 2 week on 2 week off shift!


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