This is what I would classify as ‘fashion’ diver. By that, I mean that it looks like a tool dive watch but is missing enough important elements that make it better served for fashion wear as opposed to wearing in the water. The KASHALOT is only rated to 100 meters for water resistance. For me a real diver must be at least 200 meters WR rated. The way the case back is held down makes me think this watch will last a lot longer out of the water than in the water. I can see by the way the case back is made that a higher water resistant rating was an issue for this watch based on design.
The easy to spin bezel would, and did, make me crazy during my evaluation period of this watch. I am one of those guys that needs the pip at the 12, and this watch will move with the slightest touch. I did like the size and shape of the case. It is a bit tall at 17mm, but other than that it wears nicely for a Russian Diver of this size.
I normally don’t like a taper on the bracelet. However, it seemed to work well on this watch and may have added to the fact that this is a comfortable 47mm watch to wear.
Overall, this is a nice watch if you are looking for a fashion diver. It is solidly built, contains a solid Japanese automatic movement that runs smoothly and hacks, and the visual appeal of this watch recalls the history of the Russian diver.
I have seen this watch discounted on several sites, so shop around if you are thinking of picking one up.
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Jan 19, 2015 0Summary: This watch is what I refer to as a concept watch. I use that term to describe the watch as you would use the terms dress, sport, or diver. I think it is a very exclusive category and there are not that many watches that fall into the category of concept. I’m undecided if […]
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