Yesterday, we started taking a look at the ceramic-encased Meteor from Ocean7. Â today, we’ll have a look at the remainder of the specs, and wrap up our review.
So, what’s hiding away inside the 44mm (15mm tall) case? Â You’ve got the very familiar ETA 2824-2, in either a standard or COSC grading (bear in mind the COSC movement is a $400 upgrade). This then, of course, drives your basic time functions, as well as a date display. Â This date display is (thankfully) on a black background, which allows it to blend quite nicely into the dial.
Nestled into the 24mm lugs you’ve got one of Ocean7’s trademark carbon-fiber style leather straps. Â While I love CF used on a dial, when it comes to applying the pattern to a leather strap, I’m undecided. Â That said, it is rather comfortable; I don’t know if I’d take it into the water if I was testing the 100m water resistance rating, though.
Last, but not least, we have the pricing. Â At $899, this is perhaps a touch higher than you might expect to pay for a three-hander (frankly, if you’re interested in the Ocean7 catalog, that’s already the ballpark you’re playing in.)
That all said,Â I think this ceramic case merits that price. Â It just felt sublime in the hand (and on the wrist), and as a whole, the watch was very functional. Â With the large, lumed hands (in your choice of yellow, orange, shadow, or “vintage”) this watch is very readable, day or night. Â And of course, you’ve got a very well-known quantity with the automatic movement. Â Final recommendation? Â If this is in your budget range for a new watch, you owe it to yourself to explore the LM4 V2.