These days I am more about straps and the molded rubber strap looked like great quality so I chose this model for review. I am glad I did. The rubber strap is great, but the clasp was a welcome surprise to me.
What is so great about the clasp? Well, while you do have to size the strap using the cut method, it is a beautiful signed dive clasp, with ratchet extension and 2 micro adjustment holes as well. So even if somehow you mess up on cutting, you should still be able to get a good fit with the dive extension. The strap is very long as well, should easily fit a 8 ½ inch wrist. Even with the clasp being so giving, remember the rule, measure twice, cut once. What I appreciate about this strap and clasp combo is that so many high end watches costing much more than this Seascoper use simple buckles on their rubber or leather straps. Titoni stepped it up in this area.
The matte silver dial is not flashy and looks white in some light, and the applied steel markers and (flower?) logo give it a touch of class. This is what I deem as more of a dress diver. Maybe not in function, because it certainly could be used for real diving, but this is not your big, chunky tool diver. This is your out of ocean, into the shower, and off to a nice dinner style of diver. One that can be used for all occasions.
Speaking of diving, back to the bezel issue. If you were to use this bezel to do any type of timing, whether it be for dive times or anything else, it is hard to manipulate with bare hands, I could not imagine trying to do it with dive gloves on. The issue is the bezel is not thick enough and does not sit high enough off the case, where you can get a good grasp on it. In the video review, I show how this can be an issue. When it comes to the crown, in this area it is well done. It is a large crown extending from the case, and it is easy to grasp and turn. And most important, it is very smooth. The matching blue anodized crown tube (spacer) is what is very reminiscent of the Tudor Black Bay series, but I like it, and it sets the watch apart from others. The crown is nicely designed and decorated with the Titoni flower logo as well.
Being this is a Swiss Made watch, it houses a Swiss Automatic movement, the Sellita SW200 to be exact. Many have had this movement in their watches, and Oris has become known for using it in many of their models, and German Brand Sinn has switched to using this movement in some of their models. It is very comparable to an ETA 2824 and in this example is easy to wind, and is keeping decently accurate time, at roughly +10 a week.
The Titoni Seascoper is beautifully finished front to back. The screw down case back utilizes multiple finishes and has an engraved scuba helmet along with Seascoper in large thick font. While the engraving design is not anything we have not seen before, or might not be overly ornate, you can see just from the photos how well done it is. A lot of attention to detail all around.
Is lume in a dive watch important to you. Well, the Seascoper is no slouch. The lume is just as good if not better than any Oris I have ever owned or reviewed and what is important to note is not only is it bright, it is very long lasting, something that is hard to achieve considering the hands and markers are not very wide.
So, lets recap here. A Swiss Made dive watch, with a Swiss Automatic movement, a brand that has history and heritage behind it, finely crafted case and dial, quality rubber strap and dive clasp, all brushed and polished to a high standard, what is not to like? Is it perfect? No. The bezel issue has been well noted in this review. Beyond that, I do still love it. On the wrist, it fits like a glove, due to the smooth and flexible rubber strap and perfect fit due to the clasp. I love the look, the colors used, and the price. Titoni probably could have charged a few hundred more for this model easily with all it has to offer, but they didn’t. When you really look at the dive watch market, especially from established brands, I think you will concur that it is relatively affordable. It also comes in some very nice packaging with a polishing cloth, warranty card and an instruction usb.
While I hesitate to call this an homage to a Tudor, some of the attributes are familiar. If you cannot afford one of them, this would be a good option at less than half the price. Or if you are just looking for a well made, Swiss Watch, in a more classic size.
Thank you to Titoni for providing for review here on WatchReport. You can see the other model variations HERE. Thank you to everyone who is reading, and please leave your comments down below.
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