Islander ISL-38 Datejust homage

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Islander ISL-38 Datejust homage

Post by biglove » February 11th 2021, 6:44pm

Thought I would give the Islander brand a try. Sapphire front with well done Inside AR, blue sunray dial, well lumed, undecorated 9015, oversized screw down signed crown, true 5 link jubilee with polished center links and screw links, bracelet tapers from 20mm to 18mm, double locking flip lock milled/stamped clasp with 3 micro adjustments.

Finishing is without flaws. Very comfortable on the wrist. For $332, this one is going to be damned hard to beat.

Love having a 9015 in my collection again.

Hoping Marc will do a salmon dial with smooth bezel in the future as well as other options. He stated that there is about 8 month’s lead time between when initiates a new model and when is produced. Is obvious that his supplier(s) are doing some damned fine QC.

I have no doubt that, save for the movement, this is fully Chinese but it is leaps above the likes of Alpha, Parnis, San Martin, Heimdallr, etc

Specs:
Movement: Miyota 9015 Hi-Beat Automatic
Case: 38mm x 11mm thick. 44.5mm lug to lug
Back: Exhibition-Window screw-in back
Crystal: Flat Anti-reflective sapphire
Water Resistant: 100 meters
Warranty: 1 Year


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Re: Islander ISL-38 Datejust homage

Post by bbattle » February 12th 2021, 6:17pm

Love the blue dial, the lume, the bracelet, and the logo. And the size is right. Very retro looking; reminds me of that Bulova retro homage that recently graced the front page of this forum.

I would have skipped the open case back and gone with the Long Island map back.

Marc is able to get the quality that a lot of these Kwikstarters can only dream of.
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