AboutTime Fall 2020 - Page 23

ISLANDER AUTOMATIC

If this watch looks familiar it ’ s no sheer coincidence . The owner of Island watch Marc Frankel explains ;” After selling watches for 17 years , I realized I knew everything my customer wants , so I figured I would just make it myself !” Kudos to Mr . Frankel for not only creating an excellent homage to a classic dive-type , but to do it with top quality components and offer it at such a great price . From the top a 120 click ceramic bezel is available in either an embossed or luminous variation and surrounds an AR coated sapphire crystal over a 43mm x 14mm stainless steel Case rated to 20atm . Under the C3 Superluminova accented dials and hands you ’ ll find the tried and true Seiko NH 36 day / date automatic winding movement . Underneath the movement is a threaded ( screw-down ) and engraved stainless steel case back and holding the watch in place is -a solid link steel bracelet with a flip style buckle enhanced with three micro-adjustments for the perfect fit . In the traditional watch world of only a few years ago this watch would have been expected to sell for as much as $ 500- $ 750 , or more . In todays direct-to-consumer model that Long Island Watch has embraced , the very attractive retail price of $ 399 has been further reduced to a paltry $ 299 ! That ’ s a lot of watch for the money . www . longislandwatch . com
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