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Hands on with the Aquatico Oyster Blue

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Aquatico has some pretty cool models to choose from. So far I have reviewed their Bronze Blue Angels Aviator, Bronze Sea Star, and their Nautilus II Diver. All have been very nice watches but their Oyster model really caught my eye.

The Dial

I really love blue dials and this Aquatico does not disappoint. The dial is a nice blue sunray with applied hour makers. There is a date window at the 3 o’clock position. It is blue and white, with a touch of orange on the minute hand and marker on the bezel. That blue ceramic bezel doesn’t just look great, it’s tough. Powering this watch is an automatic Seiko NH35 movement. Protecting all of this is a double-coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal.

The Case

This is one smooth case. Made from 316L stainless steel this case has a water resistance of 50 ATM or approx. 1695 ft. That’s what you want in a good dive watch. The case is not small at 44mm but does not feel large at all on the wrist. Aquatico puts their logo on both the screw-down crown and the case back. This thing is built very well and looks good also.

The Strap

The strap that comes with this Aquatico Oyster has a carbon fiber pattern and is waterproof. There is thick orange accent stitching which pairs with the little bits of orange on the dial. The strap is thick but feels comfortable on the wrist. If you want to get a bit more into the diving side of things, this watch also comes with a blue rubber dive strap.

The Lume

The lume on this Aquatico Oyster is unreal. The index ring on the dial is painted in a blue Superluminova BG W9 lume while the bezel and hour markers are painted green Superluminova C3 lume. The glow is very bright and vivid and I am really liking the night view on this watch.

I have not been disappointed watches so far and for sure I am not disappointed with this Aquatico Oyster. This is a whole lot of watch for only $329 USD. For that price, you get a serious diver with a ceramic bezel, two straps, and it looks really nice on the wrist. If you like what you see, go check them out at aquaticowatch.com.

REVIEW SUMMARY

  • Brand and model: Aquatico Oyster Blue Dial
  • Price: $329
  • Who’s it for: Divers
  • Would I wear it: For sure
  • What I’d change: Nothing
  • The best thing about it: The lume!

Tech Specs from Aquatico:

  • Movement – Seiko NH35 Japanese made automatic 24 jewels with second stop
  • Functions – Date 3H
  • Crown – Screw down
  • CASE – Stainless 316 L steel satined and polished
  • Diameter 44 mm
  • Lug to Lug 49mm
  • Height 13.50 mm
  • Weight 135 g
  • Lug width 22 mm 
  • Sapphire glass flat, with double anti-reflecting coatings on the interior side
  • Bezel Stainless steel 120 Clicks
  • High Polished Ceramic Bezel Insert Applied Super Luminova C3
  • Back Stainless steel 316 L screwed
  • Waterproof to 50 ATM