It’s been awhile since we took a look at the sapphire bezel beauty from Ocean7, but it’s still be one of my favorite watches that I’ve reviewed. Â Will another model from them live up to that standard?
The watch this time around is their Meteor Ceramic (LM-4 V2), and, unsurprisingly, features a ceramic (external) case. Â Why the disclaimer? Â The case is actually made in two parts. Â There’s the buttery smooth ceramic on the exterior, and a steel core inside. Â Why did they do that?
First and foremost, it allows for a screw-in caseback, as well as allowing the domed sapphire crystal to be press fit. Â On cheaper ceramic-cased watches, you may find it’s actually a press-fit caseback and a glued-in crystal – but not here. Â Which means you have a higher quality assembly that should be a lot more durable, as well as facilitating maintenance.
Of course, that steel core is going to bump up the weight over a full ceramic case, but at 4.5oz, this is right in line with what you might expect from a full steel watch of this size. Â But back to that ceramic. Â As I mentioned previously, it makes for an extremelyÂ smooth feel for the case, as well as a very uniform finish. Â Yes, some PVD cases might approach the look and feel, but this is a whole other level. Â It’s hard to put into words, but if you’ve felt a ceramic case, you know what I’m talking about.
And for now, we’ll leave you with that though. Â Tomorrow, we will dive into the rest of the watch, and wrap the review up.