A new brand of affordable dive watches is coming out the Netherlands with the release of the Van Speyk Dutch Diver. The watch comes in 3 variations with either blue, brown or gray dial. The watch sells directly from Van Speyk for around $300USD and is a nice diver for the money. I chose the blue dial variation that has white indices and white hour and minute hands with yellow seconds.

Japanese Miyota 8215 automatic movement
Beats per hour (BPH): 21,600 BPH
Stainless steel case and bracelet
Jewels: 21
Case size: 42mm
Bracelet diameter: 22mm
Power reserve: ±40 hours
Screw down crown
Blue dial
Sapphire glass
Water resistant: 200 meter / 20 ATM
Uni-directional bezel

Van Speyk Dutch Diver features 42mm case, Miyota Automatic 8215, 200M water resistant, and Sapphire glass. Other features include Stainless Steel case/bracelet, 22mm bracelet width, Uni-directional bezel, and Luminova lume. The Uni-directional bezel has a firm clicking motion without no play in the bezel. The company is backing the watch with a 2 year warranty.

The Dutch Diver comes with a stainless steel bracelet that is less common in Micro Brands these days as they are usually sold separately. The bracelet is very good quality and adds to the value of the watch. The workhorse movement Miyota 8215 is rock solid for years of accurate time keeping. While some may prefer the Miyota 9015, the 8215 is still a reliable and dependable automatic movement. The case at 42mm is the perfect size for a guy as it’s not monstrous or too small for most wrist. The Sapphire glass is a must in a quality watch and Van Speyk features a quality one. The Vany Speyk has a very nice blue sunray dial with white hour and minute markers and a yellow seconds. The Uni-Directional bezel has no play and works as advertised. The 200M water resistance allows me to swim, shower, and weather the elements.

At only $300 you are getting a lot of watch for the money with the Dutch Diver. The watch is solidly built and has attractive style and great function. I really love blue dial divers and the Dutch Diver stands out as a great choice for an affordable dive watch. You will be hard press to find another entry level dive watch with the features that the Dutch Diver has. Van Speyk is certainly getting noticed with it’s new diver watch with great style, features, and price. While you can find many Swiss Made watches, you will find very few Dutch Made ones as nice as the Dutch Diver.

9.5 Out of 10

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Disclosure: Review unit

Vierra Watch Company has hit it’s $15,000 goal and is still going strong with a current amount of $17,436 with 19 days left. Vierra Watches offers 100M water resistance, Sapphire Crystal and lifetime warranty for less than $100. If your looking for a nice watch for your active lifestyle then take a look at Vierra Watches.

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JP WATCH DESIGN a new Australian brand that has set out to change the world with their classic sustainable watches. The company is launching it’s first collection called the Bearing collection with a custom kangaroo watch band. These ethically sourced straps are a by-product of strict government population control programs. JP Watch Design is donating 15% of all sales to conservation causes worldwide, they are hoping to be able to contribute to global preservation efforts for years to come.

The Bearing collection had 12 days to go in it’s Kickstarter project to raise $12,847.

Check out the Kickstarter campaign HERE

Bertucci latest field watch draws inspiration from American outdoor gear design. The watch is built for those who seek a refined watch style combined with the hallmark traits of a classic American field watch.

“This watch embraces the look and feel of American military watches of the ‘40s and ‘50s,” said Tammy Mcguire, a spokespersonfor Bertucci Performance Watches. “The A-3P has a clean, vintage look and is built for those who demand durability, versatility and performance. And with astarting suggested retail price of $120, the A-3P is all about affordable performance.”

The A-3P Sportsman Vintage Field is designed, engineered and built using premium materials and expert craftsmanship. Highlights include:

· Lightweight & Durable – The watch is amazingly lightweight yet extremely durable due to a U.S. patented, fiber-reinforced polycarbonate 42 mm case with a stainless steel crown and case back. The watch weighs just 1.8 ounces.

· Easy to Read – A classically designed, easy-to-read watch face includes 12- and 24-hour markings. The watch face comes in two different colors: black or white.

· Scratch Resistant – A hardened, scratch-resistant mineral glass crystal protects the watch face from scratches and harsh conditions one may face in the field.

· Illumination – A Swiss, super-luminous dial and/or hand and markersprovide an intense glow in low-light conditions without the push of a button or use of the battery.

· Comfort – The watch is offered with a U.S. patented, Active Comfort nylon webbing band in signature field colors (olive, khaki, black and drab). The ergonomically designed, military specification bands feature a two-ply box stitch construction for long-lasting durability and performance in the field. The bands are extremely comfortable, easy to clean and can be interchanged without the use of tools.

The A-3P Sportsman Vintage Field features a four-year battery life and 100 meters water resistance.

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