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Ginault Ocean Rover II-The Review

Post by koimaster » January 30th 2020, 10:51am

Ginault Ocean Rover II-The Review
Ginault Ocean Rover II

I am fully aware of what Ginault has been accused of, and why most have promised to never cover the brand again. That is all well and good, and every site and channel should do as they please. Same thing with Watchreport. For a while last year, I thought about doing the same. When Ginault reached out to ask about reviewing the Ocean Rover II, I initially declined. After I pondered it a bit though, I asked myself why. I have always been upfront with my thoughts on the brand and the controversy and even after reading that blog last year, it didn’t change my mind on the watch or the company. I never backed Ginault as far as their claims-I called them out on it quite a few times. Now, let’s be clear. I called them out not because of my thinking they were made in China, but because of the lack of transparency with the company. When you start to dig into that though, that brings up many other brands and the lack of transparency though, and it makes you start to question lots of things.

Ginault Ocean Rover II Specifications:

40mm pre-ceramic style case, chamfered lugs, no holes (hand finished)
High-gloss enamel dial, forged applied indices (hand assembled)
Beveled sword hour/minute hands, custom Ginault red-second hand
Sellita SW200-1/ETA 2824-2, 5 positions 6-week regulated
Ceramic insert, engraved, 60min full graduation, lume pip at 12 o’clock (if you prefer the classic look, aluminum inserts seen on our OR-1 can be mounted upon request)
Gen II bezel assembly, structurally redesigned for the most amazing turning and tactile feedback, the outer ring is slightly re-profiled with slightly deeper and sharper teeth for a better grip
Triple-layer, optometry grade (clear coating, no blue-hue) anti-reflective sapphire
Gen II 94530G bracelet, tighter mid-link tolerance, slightly re-profiled clasp for enhanced comfort and durability, 3 x 3 permanent link design allows a perfect fit even for the slender wrist.
Pricing: Once available on site, $1499 (no date) and $1699 (date


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Re: Ginault Ocean Rover II-The Review

Post by 3Flushes » October 13th 2021, 2:10am

They look to be made ok, all right. Some nice parts and looks the part of a nice midline diver.

And it would seem they hold their value almost like a real Rolex, too. I found a used one on eBay for just $1300 that shows only signs of normal wear - if the owner works as a roughneck on an oil rig, diesel mechanic, or such.
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Re: Ginault Ocean Rover II-The Review

Post by jason_recliner » October 13th 2021, 3:55am

3Flushes wrote:
October 13th 2021, 2:10am
They look to be made ok, all right. Some nice parts and looks the part of a nice midline diver.

And it would seem they hold their value almost like a real Rolex, too. I found a used one on eBay for just $1300 that shows only signs of normal wear - if the owner works as a roughneck on an oil rig, diesel mechanic, or such.
Midline diver? That's surprising, looks luxe to me. Definitely in the dressy diver realm IMO.

Supply seems extremely limited, reminds me of OWC in many ways. Buy one new and wait forever to receive it, or get it used and get it now, for more or less the new price.
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Re: Ginault Ocean Rover II-The Review

Post by ocean » October 13th 2021, 5:28am

3Flushes wrote:
October 13th 2021, 2:10am
They look to be made ok, all right. Some nice parts and looks the part of a nice midline diver.

And it would seem they hold their value almost like a real Rolex, too. I found a used one on eBay for just $1300 that shows only signs of normal wear - if the owner works as a roughneck on an oil rig, diesel mechanic, or such.

There’s a reason for that. The controversies with this company are they made very high quality fakes.
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