Prepare to go into Hyperdrive!! No, wait. I’m sorry…Hyperdive. Yes, a play on words somewhat, but in my latest review we take a look at the Strider Hyperdive.
The Hyperdive is the first release from Strider Watch LTD, a new brand that is designed by Jim Skelton.
Please take a look at this very comprehensive video (20 minutes), where I cover a lot of detail and point out as much about the watch and its origins as I can.
For many that know Jim Skelton, he has had a love for watches for decades and has sold watches on TV and online as his primary job. Jim has designed watches, or had input, for other companies in the past, and for a few years he has been wanting to start his own brand.
And this year that finally came to realization, and he started Strider Watches (The name Strider is after his second son).
So, we have another new micro brand on the watch front. How does it stack up?
I have been wearing the Hyperdive on and off for a few weeks now. I have worn it on the bracelet, with various straps of my own, and of course, examining it as I do with all watches I review. I can honestly say the Hyperdive stacks right up there with some of the best mid range micros that are in the market. The Hyperdive is currently selling for $500 USD, and at that price, and for what it offers, is truly a bargain.
Here are the full specifications below:
46 mm stainless steel case
51mm with crown
52mm lug to lug
24mm lug width
300 grams unsized
Miyota 9015 automatic movement
C3 and BGW9 Superluminova
Included: Stainless 5 link bracelet, zulu strap, leather strap
Available in black dial (as shown), grey dial and all pvd with black dial
Limited edition of 500 (not per model, but only 500 total)
Price $500 USD