Titoni Seascoper Watch Review

Dive Hands on Watch Reviews Titoni

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.

Titoni Seascoper

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.

Titoni Seascoper

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.

Titoni Seascoper

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.

Titoni Seascoper

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.

Titoni Seascoper

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.

I've been an avid watch lover since the age of 7. Watches are not only my hobby but a passion. My favorite style used to be dive watches, but field or non bezel watches have been growing on me. When I'm not reviewing watches I am either cooking or with family and friends.

5 Comments

  1. Thanks Don for bringing this gorgeous watch to my attention. I was about to pull the trigger on a Ball Skindiver 2 when your review of the Seascoper caught my eye on Youtube. Wow…this is the watch I have been waiting for. Would I be correct in assuming it wears bigger than most 41s due to the narrow bezel? My only concern is that the domed anodized bezel may be prone to scratching, what do you think?

    This watch would be almost perfect with a ceramic bezel and a display back but hell it’d probably then cost $2K. It’s tough to decide on a colour but I think I’ll get the red and black on rubber although the SS bracelet looks nice too. Have you handled the SS bracelet?

    Love your reviews Don…keep up the good work.

    Simon Miller
    Melbourne, Australia

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    • I have not handled the SS bracelet, but I would assume it is as quality and well finished as the case is. I can not imagine they go all out on the case, and a custom rubber strap such as I reviewed, only to have a sub par bracelet, but I have been wrong before. The bezel could be prone to scratching, but being anodized does give it some protection. It does wear a little larger than its stated size, felt like a solid 42mm. It is a great watch for sure.
      Thank you for the compliment as well, it is much appreciated.

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      • Good day to ya, DON.
        Thanks for the uploading of your video-review of the SEASCOPER in YouTube that i really enjoyed… your non-BS and bias comments because of a brand.

        I had been a TITONI fan for years since my secondary education age. The brand caught my attention then not because of their design, but how they bond with Asian consumers during that time when their major market were in the far east, since the 50s, with their attractive pricing and attractive qualities in workmanship.
        Yes… as you had pointed out, their designs can be dull and conservative to some… especially western consumers, but what they offer was, and in present is much more than what you may pay for other premium labels out there which are mostly under the umbrella of Watches and Jewelry groups that mostly boost their profiles with lots of monies thrown in advertising. TITONI, does some advertising… but not as much as what others in the market need to get attention.

        I didn’t get the SEASCOPER in my collection, although i can afford other range of watches under the TITONI label. Not that the SEASCOPER isn’t attractive… but it is too attractive to my personality as i’m getting older by years. My thoughts on designs are getting more and more conservative that i had been feeling comfortable with the COSMO KING designs.

        Ok… enough of my self introductions, back to the SEASCOPER.
        What i like about the SEASCOPER,
        1. Sleek modern sporty design on the case contours, the slim bezel makes the watch blends in sporty attire, including diving suits. Out of water, it blends well with business suits. Not too loud, and not too obnoxiously screaming out,”I’m a diving watch”.
        2. Good choice of Water Resistance “depth” at 200m, which in contrast to the styling of the watch.
        To most perceptions out there, sleek, handsome, charming, good looking “scholar” watches can’t dive, these type of watches can do only shallow snorkeling… However, the SEASCOPER shall make some jaws drop. Especially those with such negative views…

        Now onto my “little dislikes” which has been holding my trigger to bag the SEASCOPER down.
        1. On the practical side… any watches are bound to get scratches in daily live, be it in work, rest, or play environment. At this price i would expect sand blast case and bracelets, rather than just “brushed”. The current finishing is just too fine and nicely done to face the rough environments. Scratches on sand blasted surface may not be very prominent to some eyes depending on the depth of the scratches and angle of views…

        2. Some design cues. Consumers and fans of highly advertised labels out there will scream out 2 names and comment that the SEASCOPER have some parts looked too heavily inspired from those 2 labels, the “narrow design” of the bezel that resembles RADO’s DIASTAR, and the crown part where it had pointed out by you, very “TUDOR” inspired.

        With your review… i guess i got to start saving up now… to get a SEASCOPER with bracelet… duh… which i may eventually change to a NATO to prevent scratches…

        Ed.YANG
        SINGAPORE

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  2. I have a Seascoper from the sixties which I bought in Hong Kong. I looks perfect, works perfectly and I am quite proud of it. One sees very few Titonis in England. I have wondered at its worth – any ideas?

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  3. Titoni is a great brand. Enjoy!

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