Islander Field Watch $189

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Islander Field Watch $189

Post by Watch Noob » January 7th 2021, 12:09pm

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I know some of you guys like this style:

Watch Features:
Movement: NH36A Automatic (self-winding, hand wind, hacks)
Case: Stainless steel, 39mm x 12mm thick. 48.5mm tip to tip
Back: Exhibition window back
Crystal: Anti-reflective Flat sapphire
Band: Woven Nylon, Leather-backed strap with signed buckle, 20mm lug.
Warranty: 1 Year ... isl-40.htm
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Re: Islander Field Watch $189

Post by TemerityB » January 7th 2021, 3:46pm

More features for less than $200 than any other brand I can think of.

Marc Frankel is a genius. Seeing Seiko was discontinuing models that his buyers wanted, he started his own brand, and at the price point he's just burying Seiko - he's using Seiko movements that were popular in the defunct models. I mean, sapphire on virtually every Islander watch on top of it all - there's no reason to settle for less now. Good case work, lot of variety, I mean, what's not to like. I mean, the bezels even align.

I know Mark a little (holds fingers a millimeter apart; spoke with him a few times), and he's gonna be a force in affordables, no question about it. I know he's selling scads of his own brand. Good for him. Good guy.
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Re: Islander Field Watch $189

Post by bbattle » January 7th 2021, 4:33pm

yeah, he made sure his Islander dive watch accepts all the mods that go on Seiko's SKX007 watch. real smart move.

I love the fact he's put the quick release straps on his watches. Good move money-wise; he knows people will be switching (and buying) straps for these watches.

San Martin is another brand I like in this price range.
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Re: Islander Field Watch $189

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » January 7th 2021, 9:03pm

It’s nice, although I think I’d prefer the Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical over this one. Speaking of which, I think I am going to buy the Hammy this year, hopefully.
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