Dive Watch Wednesday: Two Swiss-Made, Affordable Dive Watches That Improved Over TimesharetweetshareTissot and Certina are Swiss brands, both section of the Swatch Group, that currently offer mechanical dive watch models priced below $1,000 the Tissot Seastar 1000 and Certina DS Action Diver. These replica watches have something else in accordance: both were improved right after their launch, making them a far more attractive option to those involved with search of the affordable Swiss made dive watch.The 43-mm Certina DS Action Diver was basically introduced at Baselworld this season in stainless (Ref. C013.407.11.051.00) and titanium (Ref. C013.407.44.081.00). A 45-mm chronograph version followed this year (Ref. C013.427.11.051.00), along with a blue-dial version in 2013 (Ref. C013.407.11. 041.00). All purchases offer 200-meter water proofing as well as a bezel inlay manufactured from sapphire crystal covered using a transparent layer (epoxy resin). They may be either run by an ETA 2824-2 or ETA 7753 movement and are avalable with the rubber strap or metal bracelet. (Considering the price difference, we advise taking the bracelet option first and acquiring the rubber strap separately). Unfortunately, each one of these models were initially designed with a black-on-white date wheel between 4 and 5 o'clock, which probably is among the most obvious aspect to criticize (next to the text/font treatment for the dial; the ISO Standard could have easily been put on the caseback instead). Fortunately, it appears to be Certina came around to agreeing: sometime between 2012 and 2013, the black dial base model was upgraded and now comes with a less dominant white-on-black date wheel. So if you can tolerate its position, and also have always liked the look of this watch, now could be a better time and energy to give this model another chance. Hopefully, we'll begin to see the rest of the collection with matching date wheels soon, too.The main Certina DS Action Diver from 2011Above and below: the redesigned Certina DS Action Diver from 2013Also in the year 2011, Tissot launched its radically redesigned Seastar 1000 collection. breitling windrider Its rather unique look, and a huge selection of models and hues (there were, as an example, three models with three different chronograph movements, all easily obtainable in three color variations) made it challenging to not appreciate the range instantly (we still find the "1000" moniker a lttle bit misleading for any 300-meter water-resistant watch watches , though, along with the 48-mm chrono feels a little too large whilst the 42-mm base model has been slightly larger in relation to the lug size). The stainless-steel case featured a helium release valve, a compelling engraved bezel with PVD coating, as well as a sapphire crystal inside the caseback. Tissot made changes in 2014, replacing the orange version having a darker red and making nowhere version a bit darker. The bezel was optimized, best imitation watches the inlay substituted for ceramic, raised indices were added, and, just remember, the mechanical base model (e.g. Ref. T066.407.17.057.02) was upgraded to add in the Powermatic 80 caliber - that's still based on an ETA base movement but offers interesting, more exclusive substitute for the typical 2824 with the addition of an 80-hour power reserve.The main Tissot Seastar 1000 from 2011The redesigned Tissot Seastar 1000 from 2014In short, if you are looking for a more affordable, Swiss-made dive watch, these two already attractive models have now become much more so. The Certina is among the most more elegant, conservative choice while Tissot provides more exclusivity in terms of aesthetics and procedures.SaveSaveSavesharetweetshare replica ap audemars piguet watches
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