WATCH WINNER REVIEW: Zelos Hammerhead 1000m Diver Watch
In January of 2017, the month to month giveaway watch on aBlogtoWatch was a Zelos Hammerhead 1000m diver watch. The victor was James B. from Towcester, England and after making the most of his new watch (retail cost $529–$629), he has given a watch champ audit for us to impart to you, the aBlogtoWatch crowd. On account of James and the wide range of various watch champs who share their encounters with the world. Here is James’ review:
I was stunned to discover I had won the January watch giveaway, and what a watch to win! On the whole, I expected to settle on the troublesome decision between the marine bronze-cased Zelos Hammerhead, or a 316L treated steel model with a Damascus-style steel bezel. Both looked extraordinary and the bronze was unquestionably attractive, yet eventually, the contemporary looks of the hardened steel model won. The circumstance ended up harmonizing with my marriage and ensuing vacation. While I didn’t wear the watch on my big day (that was held for a dazzling 1940s Rolex Oyster having a place with my granddad), I took the watch on my honeymoon where it had a lot of wrist activity. The setting, a Caribbean island, was ideal for this abnormal diver. Furthermore, while I never found the opportunity to try out its 1000m water obstruction, it got wet a lot of times when swimming a lot. This watch would not be held for work area jumping only!
The watch showed up in a decent wooden box and a canvas ‘instrument move’ which contained a selection of ties (calfskin, canvas, and steel) and a tie expulsion apparatus. The nature of these was acceptable and I thought this was a superb and great approach to introduce the watch, particularly considering the value section the watch falls into.
The first thing that struck me about the watch itself was its toughness. From the start, I was stressed that it would be excessively huge for my somewhat thin wrist, yet at 49mm carry to drag, the fit was extraordinary. The tallness of the watch is answerable for the weight and strength of its appearance. With a noteworthy water obstruction rating of 1000m, the vigor of this watch is completely legitimized. The watch packaging is astonishingly all around machined. Some may discover the edges sharp, yet I think this features the high exactness of the machining rather than an under-completed case. The bezel stands high and on this uncommon release variant it is inset with Damascus steel, all the more commonly used to create great blades because of its incredible hardness.
The bezel design gives further interest and uniqueness to the watch. While this element is excellent, it may maybe put off the purchaser with a more old style taste or, if such an individual exists, one who wishes to utilize it as a practical jump watch. The twofold domed sapphire adds further weight to this watch. The doming looks incredible yet does even now bring about some reflection, particularly in full daylight. The essence of the watch is still truly intelligible and simple to peruse, generally because of its lovely effortlessness and raised/calculated markers. The crown is comfortably situated at the 4 o’clock position.
Turning the watch over presents an exquisite scratched caseback portraying two hammerhead sharks, the watch’s namesake. I was fortunate to get a unique version watch which was numbered 03/50. I wonder who got 1 & 2? Inside the watch, which is fueled by the well prestigious Seiko NH35 programmed development, has ticked along easily. The development has kept great time and the asserted 48 hour power save has demonstrated exact and more than enough.
A strong and dependable diver, the Zelos Hammerhead is an appealing and reasonably evaluated watch. While I was first worried about the watch’s size, it fits very well on my wrist, is decipherable, and keeps extraordinary time. What I can’t hold on to do now is to truly try out its water resistance. zeloswatches.com