Ocean7Â is a brand I’ve been reviewing here on WWR for a bit now, and they’ve always had an interesting mix of mechanical watches in their portfolio (the LM-5Â is one of my favorites) – the emphasis here being mechanical. Â Just recently, however, they’ve put a new quartz model in the mix, and that’s what we’ll take a look at today.
While theÂ LM-2ADÂ is quartz-driven, it does initially present as a somewhat classically-styled watch, given the large skeletonized analog hands in use. Â It’s when you take a closer look at the dial that you notice the reverse-display LCD panel hiding under the hands. Â Of course, if it was a simple time display, we probably wouldn’t be showing it to you.
That means there are some nice tricks up the proverbial sleeve. Â While the analog display is synced to the digital (in terms of the time being shown), you do get a second time zone you can track when you cycle through the functions – and these can be in 12 or 24 hour formats. Â You also have chronograph and alarm functions (the alarm is a decent loudness), along with the date display.
Where things get fun with this watch is when you activate the pusher at the 1o o’clock position. Â If you push that, the analog hands swing to the 10:10 position, and the backlight is activated. Â So, why 10:10? Â Why not just leave them where they are?
For that, you’ll need to tune in tomorrow.