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DIEVAS German Made Vortex Tactical Watch with Rubber Strap
Dievas Vortex Swiss Automatic watch with rubber strap

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DIEVAS German Made Vortex Tactical Watch with Rubber Strap

The all new Vortex is the first model in the Dievas Tactical series of watches. It is made in Germany and it has been designed for diving at depths of up to 500 meters. It features the reliable and time tested Swiss Made ETA 2824-2 automatic movement, 44mm lightweight titanium case, uni-directional diver's bezel, protected crown at 8:00, an automatic helium release valve, drilled lugs with screw-in tubes, and a domed sapphire crystal with an inside anti-reflective coating.
Watch Features:
  • Movement: Swiss ETA 2824-2 Automatic (self-winding)
  • Case: Fine satin brushed titanium, 44mm x 14mm thick.
  • Back: Screw-in engraved back
  • Crystal: Anti-reflective domed sapphire
  • Band: Black rubber dive strap, adjustable deployant clasp.
  • Water Resistant: 500 meters
  • Warranty: 2 Years

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Average Rating: 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review »

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Plain and Simple April 9, 2014
Reviewer: Steven Harris from New Bern, NC United States  
This watch as two features tells the time and it has a rotating bezel.  Both features perform well.  The rubber strap is durable and comfortable.  If you want a rugged reliable comfortable watch this is it.

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DIEVAS Vortex Tactical/Rubber Strap November 30, 2013
Reviewer: Doug from New York, USA  
The Watch
I bought this watch based solely on design.  The face is a knockout! Pure readable time at a glance.  I like that fact that it does not have a date (window) which at this point in my life requires putting on reading glasses anyway.  The case is nice, CNC machine work at it's best.
Pulling out the stem to set the time requires quite a bit of force, I hope it doesn't pull out some day! Concerning the screws that hold the strap to the lugs, the watch arrived with mangled screw slots indicating the wrong size blade was used. The screwdriver that comes with the watch is the wrong size for the lug screws, the blade is too small.  If you try to remove the strap from the lugs turing the screw simply spins the other side.  Therefore what should come with the watch would be  two screwdrivers so you could hold one side while undoing the other preferably with the correct size blades.  At over $1000.00 no watch should arrive with a mangled screws.  If it had been a gun I would have sent it back.  The watch is gaining ~44 seconds a day.  I know I didn't buy a chronometer but my 2 Seiko SRPO43  keep far better time at 1/3 the price. This means I will be setting the time  2 to 3 times a week, maybe acceptable for the watches movement but not quite what I was hoping for.

The Strap
The strap is my greatest disappointment.  Cutting it slowly to fit was no problem. Each cut shortens the strap by 1/4" (6 mm) which is too much.  After two days of the watch banging the top of my hand I made the final cut. It just fits but I know on a hot day its going to be tight.
What DIEVAS should have done (design 101) is stagger the clasp holes in each side of the molded strap. then each cut would shorten the strap by 1/8" (3mm).  I notice from the lettering the strap sides were made with two different molds so staggering the holes would have been easy.  

Will I keep the watch? Yes.  Would I buy another one? Probably not.

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Vortex June 13, 2013
Reviewer: Peter Knowles from Raleigh, NC United States  
Great watch. Rubber Deployment Strap is too bulky, DIEVAS stamped buckle/latch too big for smaller wrists (under 7 1/2 or so). Leather bands are great but not for active lifestyle due to water and sweat. Nylon band works well but not substantial enough. The Vortex is well worth the price and you can work around the bands by buying another rubber/poly strap. For all the bitching, I'm very pleased.

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