Manufacturer: Time Locker | Price: €300 EUR ($335 USD, £270 GBP approx)
Introducing the Time Locker Kermadec. A 42mm watch inspired from the combat divers of the 1950’s, although it’s been totally updated and modernised for use in 2019. For the last few years, Time Locker has been working on mainly producing dive watches; The Kouriles, The Tonga and The Kermadec that we have here today. Each of the Time Locker dive watches listed have been named after a deep-sea trench.
- Dimensions: Case Diameter – 42.5mm, Thickness – 13.9mm, Lug to Lug – 49.6mm, Lug Width – 22mm
- Movement: Seiko NH35 Automatic, 21,600vph, 24 Jewels, Hackable, Self Winding, 41hr Power Reserve
- Case Material: Brushed 316L Stainless Steel with Polished Accents
- Weight: 98g Extras: Leather Carry Case, Strap Changing Tool, NATO Strap
- Strap: Italian Vegetable Tanned Leather with Signed Buckle
- Crystal: Double Domed Sapphire, AR Coating
- Bezel: 120 Click Unidirectional, Ceramic, Lumed
- Water Resistance: 20ATM / 200m / 660ft
- Lume: Swiss Super Luminova® C3
- Crown: Signed, Screw Down Caseback: Screw Down, Stainless Steel
- Warranty: 2 Years Where to Buy: Coming Soon to Kickstarter
- Options: Dial Colour: Black, White | Straps: Italian Leather / Black & Blue or Black & Yellow NATO
As this will be a Kickstarter only project with a run of only 500 watches, Time Locker are offering an exclusive offer for those that back the project including a numbered, limited Kickstarter edition watch, a very nice leather travel case, an extra NATO strap and a strap changing tool.
The movement fitted to the Kermadec is the microbrand go-to movement of choice, the super-reliable Seiko NH35. A great workhorse that is a 21,600vph, 3Hz, 24 jewel movement with self winding and of course hacking. Checking the accuracy after running the Kermadec for a few days, mainly on my wrist and occasionally in my Barrington Winder, I thought the accuracy was fine and well within tolerances, with it showing an average of +8.6 spd.
The movement has a 40 hour power reserve meaning a fully wound Kermadec will last for almost 2 days while off the wrist or not in a watch winder. There isn’t much else to say about the NH35 movement, it is what it is. Reliable, a total workhorse and inexpensive to get serviced when the need arises.