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Islander Automatic Dive Watch with AR sapphire crystal, all solid link bracelet, Luminous ceramic bezel insert, luminous hands and markers, and drilled lugs. #ISL-03

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List Price: $399.00
Island Watch Price: $299.00
Savings: $100.00

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Product Code: ISL-03

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Islander Automatic Dive Watch with Solid-Link Bracelet, AR Sapphire Crystal, Luminous Ceramic Bezel Insert #ISL-03

Island Watch would like to introduce you to the new Islander dive watch. You will immediately notice that is has a very familiar 43mm case with an offset screw-down crown at 4:00. Thickness is 14mm and tip to tip it is a very wearable 46mm (i.e. looks big, but doesn't wear big on your wrist). Note that the lug ends are drilled for easier bracelet to strap changes. The case back has a rendering of Long Island on it along with the Islander name, Island Watch and 200 meter water resistance.

Inside the case is an NH36, 24-jewel automatic movement with 21,600 vibrations per hour. This self-winding movement supports hand winding and hacks (seconds hand stops when you pull out the crown). Power reserve is about 41 hours fully wound. The NH36 also has both a day and date wheel viewed at 3:00 on the dial.

The dark blue dial has SuperLuminova on the hands and hour makers and the Island Watch logo is luminous under 12:00. The 120-click uni-directional bezel has a scratch-resistant black (
diver marked) ceramic insert that is also treated with SuperLuminova for a maximum glow-in-the-dark experience when lights go out. It is bright and long lasting.

The dial has enhanced visibility due to the use of an anti-reflective flat sapphire crystal that also guards against scratches. The anti-reflective coating is on the underside of the sapphire and it imparts a bluish hue at some viewing angles.

And, lastly you get a beefy bracelet with solid links, solid end links and a milled, dual push-button flip lock deployant clasp with three position micro-adjustment. For sizing the bracelet, you will find screws are used for removing bracelet links instead of pins.

NOTE: The Islander dive and dual-time watch is compatible with aftermarket parts available at Island Watch (and elsewhere) for the SKX007 (and 009) models, such as crystals, bezels, inserts, chapter rings, dials, hands, bracelets, etc.

Watch Features:
  • Movement: NH36 Automatic (self-winding, hand wind, hacks)
  • Case: Stainless steel, 43mm x 14mm thick. 46mm tip to tip
  • Back: Engraved screw-in back
  • Crystal: Anti-reflective (blue hue) flat sapphire
  • Band: Bracelet with all solid links, Push-Button Deployant Clasp, 22mm.
  • Water Resistant: 200 meters
  • Warranty: 1 Year

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 13 Write a review »

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5 of 5 Islander ISL-03 Automatic Dive Watch January 20, 2020
Reviewer: John Kametz from Stow, OH United States  
I am more than happy with the beauty and overall quality of the ISL-03 Dive watch. From its solid-link bracelet to sapphire crystal and luminous ceramic bezel, it is a gorgeous watch. Add to that the striking dark blue dial, and SuperLuminova, and it is an amazing value for $299.  The only negative is that the screw-down crown sometimes cuts into my wrist.

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3 of 5 Good watch, but could be better January 10, 2020
Reviewer: Joseph from Vancouver, BC Canada  
The Islander 3 is overall a good watch with a lot of standard features that are not available stock on a Seiko SKX like sapphire crystal, screw pin bracelet, fully lumed bezel insert, drilled lugs and hacking/hand winding.

However, there are some things that can be improved such as the lack of branding on the clasp, bracelet integration into the case, the way the crystal refracts light, the bezel mechanism, and the quality of assembly. The first watch I received had a movement that randomly stops and a sticky bezel. The replacement that Marc kindly sent me had a seconds hand with a small amount of back play when setting the time, a slightly misaligned chapter ring, and a sticky bezel. I decided to keep the second watch as it was running very accurately. My local watch maker got the bezel working normally with silicone lube and confirmed that based on the design, it can be turned both ways, probably to accommodate the GMT versions of the watch.

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5 of 5 Wow, surprizingly nice January 10, 2020
Reviewer: Edward Zamborsky from Port orange , FL United States  
Bought mine today, the right way, on eBay. Saved about 45%. Very nice finish and details. I love the blue face, and ALL the lume is very bright. I would have loved it to come with an Orange or Red Hour hand, but that's ok. Put it on my Timegrapher and out of the box it is running just -2 seconds per day! OUTSTANDING!. It's a little tall at 14mm, so it may be my summer watch. I may fit the metal strap later (mine came on the Seiko Rubber) just to see how it feels. Overall a very nice package, I hope Marc sells many and keeps introducing new models. Nice way to start 2020.

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5 of 5 ISL-03 January 4, 2020
Reviewer: Mihai from Bucharest, Romania, Eastern Europe  
I have been researching buying my first watch for more than a year. I gravitated towards Seiko because of the combination of cool looks and affordability but they didn't have all the features I wanted. When I first saw the Islander watch I knew I have found what I wanted.

I have been wearing the watch for about 3 weeks and I'm enjoying it very much. I like it's weight, it feels like it means business, this is not a lightweight watch; I love the fully lumed bezel and the fact that the logo on the crown is properly aligned - that's a nice little touch that shows attention to detail. The bezel is properly aligned, of course.

Suggested improvements: I would like to see a version with a sunburst effect on the dial. The bezel was rather stiff at the beginning but it gave way and it's way better now. Better, longer lasting lume?

Finally, I enjoy the fact I'm perhaps one of the (if not the only one) few owners of an Islander watch in my country ;)

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5 of 5 Watch purchase. January 4, 2020
Reviewer: Robert Atkinson from Portadown, Armagh United Kingdom  
The watch arrived after 14 days maybe due to the holiday mail rush. The watch itself is perfect and as described. It has been running on time since i put it on my wrist. so far very happy with the watch.

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