Hands-On: The Sealander Automatic, A Wallet-Friendly Mechanical Diver From Eza Watches
The Eza Sealander is an advanced plunge watch that is unmistakably vintage inspired.
The story of Eza watches is a twisting one, as it frequently is with shop brands. This is what you should know: In 1921, a german watchmaker named Hermann Becker set up a little case fabricating office in Pforzheim, Germany. By the last part of the 1950s, the company is additionally making dials and in-house developments, which prompted the dispatch of the primary real Eza watch assortment during the 1960s. In any case, Hermann Becker KG sought financial protection in no time a while later, in the wake of being hit hard by the scandalous Quartz Crisis.
Almost 50 years after the fact, Eza Watches has been resurrected by two companions, Diederik van Golen and Adriaan Trampe, who fired the new activity up in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The team gather their watches from parts sourced abroad – the dials, hands, and lists are made in Germany, while the cases come from Hong Kong. Immediately, it’s reasonable the company that sent us the Sealander Automatic has next to no association with the first company. Truth be told, the Sealander is a unique plan, bearing no likeness to the crazy dress watches the company made during the 60s and 70s. This isn’t really something terrible, yet it’s very valuable in mind.
The Sealander’s dark dial and bezel are exceptionally intelligent, however have a rich, profound tone to them.
Instead, this little jumper looks more like a praise to a few popular mid-cenutry plunge watches, in particular the Omega Seamaster 300 , the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms , and the Rolex MilSub , taking a portion of their most notorious highlights and uniting them. From the Seamaster’s rectangular lists to the MilSub’s blade formed hands to the enormous hashes that make the hour long bezel of mid Fifty Fathoms so unmistakable, this is a something of a combination tribute watch.
Although the watch is unquestionably of current extents, it wears truly well as an easygoing game watch.
The Sealander estimates 41mm in breadth and the case is cleaned on the sides, while the highest points of the drags are brushed. The dial includes an unobtrusive cross-hair, an element all the more commonly found in dress watches, which attracts the eye to the focal point of and away from the date window that sits somewhere in the range of 4 and 5 o’clock. The hour records are applied and loaded up with C3 Super-Luminova, which sparkles splendid and has an artificial matured tone in the light.
There’s no uncertainty this is an attractive vintage-propelled jumper, yet there are positively numerous others like it. The inquiry is, could the Sealander perform where it should, i.e under the water? All things considered, it utilizes a screw-down crown with triple gaskets to accomplish a water opposition rating of 300m, and the quite significant pivoting bezel, which is regularly exceptionally free on watches at this value point, snaps into line consummately with the list markers each time you turn it. So that is a positive.
You can see here the assortment of completions working on it and bezel, with cleaned, brushed, and sandblasted steel all visible.
The grooves in the crown are fairly enormous, a conspicuous preferred position when it is utilized submerged by a jumper wearing neoprene gloves, yet maybe excessively sharp for land-sweethearts like me. It felt uncomfortable to the touch when taken care of in dry conditions.
The watch is fueled by a programmed ETA 2824, a strong workhorse of a programmed development, created en masse in Switzerland. It has been utilized to control endless modest wristwatches by companies like Sinn, Hamilton, and Breitling, among others. Eza Watches had begun offering the Sealander with a Citizen Miyota 9015 development too, at the end of the day dropped it for the Swiss-made ETA development in the wake of accepting a few (reasonable) analysis for overpricing their item. It’s acceptable to see a brand react like this instead of by imagining an issue doesn’t exist.
The Sealander has a shut caseback, with the ETA 2824 underneath.
The new ETA 2824 developments, which offer 40 hours of force save, are checked by Adriaan himself (the prime supporter considered watchmaking at Vakschool Schoonhoven, a similar school Bart Grönefeld joined in) and changed by hand in six situations before get together. Far and away superior, Eza has ruled against expanding the cost of the new watch, despite the fact that it’s spending more on the movement.
The Sealander Automatic expenses €701.65 (around $782 at season of distributing) and is accessible with either a blue or dark dial, each with a coordinating fired bezel. By and by, I lean toward the dark, the blue is somewhat splendid for my taste. The watch is sent in an extremely pleasant introduction box, and comes with a calfskin conveying roll, a free tie evolving device, and a NATO lash. It’s a decent bundle to open up, for sure.
The Sealander comes in one or the other dark or blue, each with a coordinating dial and bezel.
I love to see watch companies, particularly new ones, present new thoughts, yet not every one of them can. The Sealander isn’t the most unique watch, however what it acquires are the absolute best highlights from the most unmistakable plunging watches. When assembled, these altogether different pieces really come together in a shockingly cognizant riddle at an alluring price.
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