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    HELM Watches - New Micro

    Just came across this and I like it so I figured I would share with my fellow leaguers.


    Featuring a 316L stainless steel case and bracelet, automatic movement, screw-down caseback and crown,* sapphire crystal, unidirectional bezel and 300 meter depth rating, the ISO 6425 compliant HELM* Vanuatu epitomizes rugged functionality.


    Brushed 316L Stainless Steel*
    Integrated Crown Guards
    Screw Down Caseback*Diameter (12H to 6H):* 42 mmDiameter (9H to 3H):* 44 mmLug to Lug:* 50 mmLug Width: 22 mm
    Height:* 14 mm
    CROWNBrushed 316L Stainless SteelScrew DownPosition:* 3 o'clockDiameter:* 8 mm

    Seiko Instruments NH35 (Automatic Mechanical)*
    Hacking and Manual Winding FunctionsAccuracy:* -25 ~ +35 seconds/day
    Beats Per Hour:* 21,600
    24 JewelsPower Reserve:* 40 Hours

    DIAL & HANDSDial:* Matte Black with Luminescent Hour Markers * * (white body color with blue light emission)
    Hands:* Luminescent** * * * * *** * ************************************************ (white body color with blue light emission)
    Date Window:* 6 o'clock

    BEZEL316L Stainless SteelStainless Steel Insert with Black PVD Coating
    Markings:* White Oil + Luminescent (at 5 minute marks)120-Click, Unidirectional Rotation

    CRYSTAL*Flat Sapphire with Internal Anti-Reflective Coating
    BANDStainless Steel Bracelet with Brushed Finish * * * * * * * * * * (22 mm Tapers to 20 mm at Clasp)Stainless Steel Folding Clasp with Brushed Finish*
    NS1 Nylon Strap with Brushed Stainless Steel Buckle**** and Keeper Rings

    300 m / 30 atm / 990 ft*
    Tested in accordance with ISO 6425:1996

    US$350.00*+ US$45 Shipping World Wide


    Anticipated in-stock date:* September 15, 2015
    Last edited by zaskar36; Aug 14, 2015 at 01:53 AM.

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    What I like:
    - Glycine Combatesque Dial
    - Kobold vibe
    - Classic mil-dive style (I don't have a mil-dive style watch in the collection. I've been wanting one.)
    - Handset is a break from the norm.
    - Size. Large 44 case but that L2L is fairly short @ 50mm considering the case size.
    - 6 o'clock date is always nice and neat.
    - Blacked out branding gives the dial a nice sterile feel without sacrificing their brand. (I actually like branding especially if I like the logo and I do like their simple H icon)
    - And that PRICE!

    Even comes with a bracelet and NATO if I'm reading it right.

    I'm definitely keeping tabs on this one. Just wish there was more info on the company/owner(s).

    Now, if I could figure out how to pronounce the name of the watch.

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    Super Member Raza's Avatar
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    Not bad, but very generic. Good price, though.

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    Agree, if one is looking for a reasonably priced classic style diver missing in the collection though this isn't bad at all.

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    Grr! Argh! meijlinder's Avatar
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    If they are only a month from their in-stock date shouldn't they at least have a prototype to show instead of just a render?

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    Just noticed that minute hand is very U-1ish!

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    Quote Originally Posted by -JP View Post
    Just noticed that minute hand is very U-1ish!
    Ahh nice observation. I knew the handset looked familiar but couldn't place it.

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    Hats off to them for putting the date at 6 instead of the usual 3 o'clock. I also like the less obvious dial text.

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    The Dude Abides Nokie's Avatar
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    Bland but I agree, a good price.
    "Either He's Dead, Or My Watch Has Stopped....."
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