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OCEAN7 recently introduced a new retro style dive watch, the LM-5. The LM-5 comes in a 42 mm x 13 mm polished stainless steel case. Protecting the dial is a domed sapphire crystal with an inside anti-reflective coating. A domed sapphire crystal bezel with 120 click unidirectional rotation allows timing of events up to 60 minutes without the risk of accidentally resetting the time. The unique sapphire bezel is not only good looking, it is also extremely scratch proof. The dial is black with a white "OCEAN7" logo in the center, orange seconds hand tip and a round date display in between 4 and 5 o'clock. To ensure excellent visibility in all lighting conditions, Superluminova has been generously applied to the hour markers, hands and bezel insert. Powering the LM-5 is a Swiss made ETA 2824-2 caliber. The ETA

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Ocean 7 LM-4 V2 Meteor Black Ceramic Hands-On

Introducing the OCEAN7 LM-4 V2 Meteor Ceramic, the second generation of OCEAN7's original ceramic watch. Previously found only in more expensive timepieces, the LM-4 boasts a premium ceramic case for under a grand. OCEAN7 has really outdone themselves with this timepiece. The ceramic case is 44 mm in diameter by 15 mm in height, with a beautiful matte black finish. The high-tech finish is not only good looking, it is also extremely scratch resistant (ceramic will not get scratched like steel, gold or titanium). The dial features large easy to read Arabic numerals and hour markers. Oversized hours and minutes hands, orange central seconds hand. Circular date aperture between 4 and 5 o'clock. The markers and hours and minutes hands are treated with high performance yellow/green C3 Super-Luminova. Optionally, consumers may select orange lume (+$50) or shadow gray lume

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OCEAN7 LM-1 Black PVD Diver Hands-On

US-based watch company, OCEAN7, sells professional dive and pilot watches, with Swiss movements and Swiss assembly, at very affordable prices. The OCEAN7 PVD LM-1 Dive watch (shown above), is powered by a self-winding mechanical Swiss movement (Sellita SW200, which is similar to an ETA 2824-2). The case is stainless steel (treated with PVD coating or a cold-hardening process), and it's fairly large at (45 mm by 16.8 mm) diameters, but this is to be expected from a pro diver watch. The crystal is a very thick domed sapphire, and it is so thick that when viewed from certain angles it actually looks distorted (which is the case on many deep diving watches). This is of course only a small trade-off for making a sapphire crystal that can withstand water pressure at 300 meters (or 1,000 feet). A nicely sized crown

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