Today I get to share with you a brand that you are probably not familiar with. As a matter of fact, I had never heard of it myself. Which is surprising seeing as the company has been producing watches since 1919. Well, kind of. In 1919 Fritz Schluep started making watches in Grenchen, Switzerland.
In 1952, they transitioned officially to Titoni. Today, they are still making quality Swiss Made Watches, and one of their newest models is the Seascoper, a model that made its debut by Titoni in the 70’s and has been re-imagined and reproduced for a modern market. The new Seascoper looks quite different than its predecessor, and as you will see in the photos, somewhat takes its cues from the Tudor Black Bay. Well, at least the crown and case shape, the bezel, dial and markers are much different in my opinion.
The Seascoper comes in at 41mm wide by 48mm long, and from looking at the rest of their collection, this is the one that I am drawn to the most. Not to say that their other watches are not well made, but the styles are a little too classic and subdued for me.
While I review many watches, and always convey my honest thoughts on them, lets be honest, its not like I love every watch that passes through my hands for review. But, you review it as it is, point out its pros and cons and leave it at that. While it might not be for me, I am sure it is for many. With the Titoni Seascoper, I can honestly say I absolutely love it. It is a beautiful and extremely well made piece and instead of making you wait for my negatives I will give you them right now. The size is a little small for me at 41mm. I would love it even more at 43-44mm. That is just preference though. The other is the bezel. While the blue bezel looks great, it is a very slim bezel in both thickness and width, and with that, makes it VERY difficult to turn. Especially if you have medium to large hands.
With that said, take a look at my video presentation below for my initial thoughts and a better look:
Here are the full specifications of the Titoni Seascoper:
- Model number being reviewed: 83985 SBB-RB-516
- Case: 316 Stainless Steel, 41mm by 48mm, 12mm thick, lug width 20mm
- Weight: 113 grams
- Movement: Automatic Sellita SW200
- Functions: 3 Hands, Date
- Bezel: insert and crown tube: Blue anodized aluminum
- Crystal: Double Curved Sapphire, Antireflective
- Water resistance: 200 meters
- Bracelet: Rubber
- Retail Price: $1350 USD
The case finishing, with its satin brushed lines, combined with polished chamfers, baton style hour and minute hand, silver dial, and blue aluminum bezel really creates a striking look. The Seascoper is also available on a stainless bracelet, and a black dial with both a blue bezel and a red bezel version as well.
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