Think Glashütte Original and the chances are good that ‘diver’ isn’t a category that immediately springs to mind. The German brand is known for many things – from 3/4 plates to Panorama dates – but undersea adventure isn’t really one of them.* That’s not to say that the brand doesn’t have form in the area. Fifty years ago the brand did indeed make a specialist underwater watch, for both military and civilian markets, and now they’ve decided to take the plunge again, with a brace of SeaQ watches. There’s a limited edition piece, and a version that comes in a few different dials with a Panorama date, but today we’re looking at the regular production SeaQ.* The Glashütte Original SeaQ is a well-sized, handsome watch that ticks all the right boxes. It’s 39.5mm wide, 12.5mm tall, comes with a nice galvanic black sunray dial,*large numerals and hands in a pleasingly vintage style (down to the Super-LumiNova, in a shade that echoes old radium), and a date that fits nicely into the overall equation of the dial. Likewise, the case shape is simple, with a hint of the mid-century skin diver about it in the angles and the style of crown.*…

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