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Seaholm watches

Post by koimaster » May 23rd 2022, 12:02am

Founded in Austin, Texas by former executives of YETI, the birth and development of SEAHOLM has been a truly global effort. Our designers, engineers, and production facilities are located in four different countries spanning three continents. Built in Switzerland, every SEAHOLM automatic watch meets the exacting quality standards mandated by Swiss Law.



https://seaholmautomatic.com/pages/origins
The Rover is the "field watch" model from American brand Seaholm, although it is a "Swiss Made" timepiece.

It is a watch developed by and for lovers of any adventure that one might imagine.

We saw recently (when reviewing the OffShore) that Seaholm makes very well specified watches that cover most of the needs of the “tool” watch enthusiast.

The Rover is built to perform in any and all conditions, whether it's navigating from meeting to meeting, playing outside with the kids or jumping out of a plane. The Rover, more than the OffShore, does everything and has a lot to offer under its attractive hood.

Like the OffShore, the Rover has a 41 mm diameter case, that is 50.5 mm lug-to-lug, 14.5 mm thick and has 21 mm between the lugs. It is powered by a Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement (28,800 bph and 38 hour power reserve). It features a domed sapphire with generous layers of anti-reflective coating. It's waterproof to 200 meters (ISO 6425 certified), highly resistant to magnetism (thanks to its ARMCO iron cage), and features custom-made shock absorbers to provide impact protection. It is designed to drop from a height of three meters and not miss a beat.

Ugh… maybe that was too many specifications in a single paragraph… But, in short, we see an ultra-resistant watch to face life itself.

This, unfortunately, increases its cost. Other drawbacks would be its dimensions, which lean towards the larger and heavier side of the scale, and the “3-6-9” dial layout which is obviously neither original nor new. That said, it is a format that is repeated because it is effective and timeless.

$1,895 (€1,780, plus VAT and duties, but including shipping) is a hefty figure to spend on a watch, but rest assured it would be well spent on the Seaholm Rover. It may not be your first “tool” watch, but it could very well be your second and last.



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Post by 3Flushes » May 23rd 2022, 2:23am

Hard to believe they would post pics of a watch that looks as if it was finished with a drill bit - it's scratched, swirled and gouged to hell - I can only assume they have lent the same lack of attention to quality throughout. NEXT.
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Post by Mark1 » May 23rd 2022, 6:34am

Brought to you by fellows that roll up their jeans. Surprising the fisherman pictured lacks a goatee.
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Re: Seaholm watches

Post by DoctorIvey » May 23rd 2022, 10:54am

They look okay (and why not, they border on homages) but that font is HUGE, the prices are clearly being set by someone who believes it’s okay to charge refrigerator prices for ice coolers, and their website is riddled with missing and wrong words (e.g., it’s “ensure” water resistance, not “insure”). If they can’t bother to edit their website why would I believe that they’re fastidious about quality? Finally, this brand hits my pet peeve of entering a crowded field without asking what niche is being filled. The overpriced micro homage is not difficult to obtain.
I guess it answers the question “where can I get a really expensive Steinhart?”
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Post by jason_recliner » May 23rd 2022, 4:02pm

DoctorIvey wrote:
May 23rd 2022, 10:57am
Plus the whole global-as-a-selling-point thing makes me want to barf. I don’t want to speak Esperanto and be governed by The Hague. If I did I’d wear a Christopher Ward and watch soccer.
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