Good little diver here, got it in 2 days ago and wore it to the pool already. The dial is very eye catching and the construction is well done. Two little criticisms is the ghost date on the 9015 movement and the bezel being less tight than I would have preferred. There's a little squishing when you press down on it. Not enough to be an issue but also a little short of something like a Zelos. But with the price point in mind, this is a great piece. 300m water resistance and screw down crown you can't go wrong. I'm excited to see what else the company will come out with as it matures.
Montre incroyablement belle, j'adore!!!!!
This watch was ordered on a whim after a long night of studying in front of my computer. I had been looking for a green dial mechanical watch for some time and after looking around for some time and only finding nice examples in quartz, a certain social media app used it's algorithm to find me an ad for the Montage Diver. The specs were impressive: Miyota movement? Nice; 300m rating? Nice; Screw in crown on a 316L steel case? Very nice. Of course, this was a watch that was still showing as in production so I was somewhat skeptical. After doing some research and realising that Montage had delivered previously nice watches, I was happier in committing to the purchase. I pulled the trigger and waited.
A few weeks later I got that sweet email telling me there was a package waiting for me in my parcel locker. The watch was packaged in an excellent manner. The box cover was neat and the box itself was completely intact. I took the watch out and it was protected in it's plastic wrap (no scratches - thank you Montage) and unscrewed the crown and winded it up. One word - beautiful.
The watch itself is presented in beautiful 316L steel which has a nice weight on the wrist. The watch at it's largest doesn't wear big on the wrist. It's thick, but not overbearing, and the crown guard does a good job of stopping it from digging into your wrist when screwed in. The dial is amazing - especially in the light. It shimmers beautifully and has a nice radial pattern to it. The index markers are slightly raised and the hands are delicate. The lume is superb. The watch strap is easy to resize with a small jeweler's screwdriver to unscrew the link pins and remove a link.
The bad? You're not going to get the level of finishing you would get from a $15,000 watch. But that's not what you're purchasing. Instead, you get a very nice watch which you can wear as a beater if you so choose. If there is one thing I would change with the watch it is that the crown does not screw down so the "M" is upright. That's just me being a pedant though.
Funnily enough, my favourite thing so far has been the raised caseback insignia. And the the small marker showing the limited edition numbering. Good bragging rights.
I'm so glad I got one of these, it really is a nice watch and good value for money. Nice quality materials, a good automatic movement and it looks really good on the wrist. Lovely dial and decent lume particularly on the hands. The case is well finished and the bracelet a good one with screw pins. Moans & niggles? (sorry Jody at JOMW) - only minor really. I think the only issue some might have is with the bezel. As a diver, there probably should be at least a lume pip at 12 I think. Don't need a fully lumed bezel but not having any is possibly a mistake particularly as the 12 dial index is the same as all the others. That said, I knew that was the case and for me not such an issue as I won't wear it upside down and mine will only get wet in the rain! Would I recommend this watch? Absolutely!
316L Stainless Steel Case With Screwdown Crown
Decorated Closed Caseback
Uni-directional Aluminium Bezel
Case diameter: 40 mm
Case depth: 13.75 mm (incl. domed sapphire)
Lug (band) width: 20 mm
Lug-to-lug: 46 mm
BGW9 Lume on Indeces and Watch Hands
Sapphire Domed Lens With Anti-Reflective Treatment
Fumé Dial With Sunburst Pattern
30 ATM Water Resistant
Miyota 9015 Premium Automatic
28,800 Vibration Frequency
42 Hour Power Reserve
316L Stainless Steel Bracelet with Brushed Pattern