Review: Aquastar Deepstar

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Review: Aquastar Deepstar

Post by koimaster » November 9th 2022, 12:44pm

There are three things that I look for in a properly reissued vintage dive watch; brand credibility, design accuracy and modern functionality. Considering those three traits, the Aquastar Deepstar Chronograph has them in spades. Let’s start with brand credibility, shall we? Aquastar is a storied brand that can trace its roots back to 1962 when entrepreneurial diver and sailor Frédéric Robert founded the Swiss watch company. At its inception, Aquastar was a brand that specialized in making oceanic tools which included the likes of sub-aqueous compasses, depth gauges, thermometers and of course, professional grade dive watches. The word never really got out about Aquastar, and it was only those within the diving community that knew about the brand since their watches were solely limited to professional dive shops at the time. Aquastar went on to secure multiple patents and innovated the way that midcentury dive watches were made. Aquastar changed hands a couple of times between 1974 and 2018. First being acquired by the Eren Group where the brand saw their first commercial success across Europe and then followed by avid sailor and 3rd generation watchmaker Marc Seneit. It was in 2020 when Aquastar was acquired by the Synchron Group and Rick Marei, which marked the re-introduction of Aquastar dive watches to the masses.



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