Case Diameter - 42mm,
Thickness (with Sapphire Crystal) - 14.8mm,
Lug to Lug Length - 49.5mm, Lug Width - 22mm
28,800vph (4Hz), Quick Date Function,
Hackable, Self Winding, 38hr
316L Marine Grade Stainless
192g [With 6 Links Removed)
Custom Pelican Case,
Strap/Bracelet Tool, Rubber Strap with Signed
Marine Grade 316L Stainless
Polished Accents, Diver Extension,
Milled Clasp with Push Button Release
Domed Sapphire with AR
Unidirectional Blue & Black Ceramic (Fully
/ 1000m / 3300ft
Swiss Super Luminova®
Signed, Screw Down Case Back: Signed, Screw Down, Triple
Sealed, Individually Numbered Limited Edition
4 Years, 30 Day Returns Where to Buy: oceaneva.com
Black & Green /
Black & Blue Batman / Blue / Black / Black
& Red Coke / Blue 2 Tone Stainless &
Mother of Pearl / Black Mother of Pearl / Blue
Mother of Pearl - All with Black Ceramic Bezels
Delivery of the
Oceaneva Deep Marine Explorer took just 2 working
days to arrive in the UK from the USA. Extremely
fast delivery from Oceaneva. Incidentally, Oceaneva
actually offer free worldwide shipping via UPS with
their entire range of Deep Marine Explorer Pro
Divers. The packaging is
great by the way, with everything contained in a
very nice looking pelican case.
The case itself is
extremely well made with the Oceaneva logo on top.
It has a intricately cut foam insert that securely
contains the watch itself on a cushion, a spare
rubber strap with signed polished buckle, a rather
& bracelet tool, a cleaning cloth and the
warranty card. Talking of the warranty, the
Deep Marine Explorer Pro comes with a rather
generous 4 year warranty with 30 day returns.
Can't really complain about that and just
shows how confident Oceaneva are of their
watches. Very nice indeed!
The Oceaneva Deep
Marine Explorer Pro
is a watch that is a bit of a behemoth of a thing.
It does sit at a manageable diameter of
42mm, however, it's right on the edge of what I'd
call wearable with a lug to lug length of 49.5mm. In
my opinion, the lug to lug length is a far more
important measurement when it comes to selecting a
watch. With my 7" wrist I generally stick to a lug
to lug length of 48mm but as previously mentioned, I
can pull off this Oceaneva, but only just. I'm
actually wearing the Deep Marine Explorer while I
write this review and I have to say, it is very
comfortable and not top-heavy at all as my initial
impressions thought it would be.
case, bezel and crown are all stainless steel of the
usual 316L variety. The overall height, with the
inclusion of the domed sapphire crystal I measured
at 14.8mm. The signed crown at the 3'oclock position
has a great feel to it, nice and smooth when in use
with no cross-threading. There's also a helium
escape valve at 9 o'clock. Normally these are
pointless, especially when added to a "desk diver"
but on a 1000m pro diver it is definitely a useful
The case itself is
entirely brushed with only the bezel being polished.
It is quite slab-sided though with not much curve to
the lugs. There is no chamfered edges either,
nothing fancy like that on this
watch, but that's the point, it's 100% designed to
be a diver / toolwatch first and foremost.
rather long bracelet comes fitted to the watch with
a spare 22mm rubber strap supplied in the box. The
rubber strap seems nicely made, comes with a
matching signed buckle and looks like a decent
pairing to the Deep Marine Explorer. I didn't fit it
to the watch though, as we're all about the bracelet
When I first took the
watch out of the box and lifted it up to have a good
look around it, my first words were when I seen the
length of the bracelet was, "Who the f**k is this
for, Dwayne Johnson? The Hulk? Arnold Schwarzenegger
I actually thought I could get both of my wrists in
Resizing the bracelet
was easy enough, with it being equipped with the
normal push-pins. However, for me, I had to take out
a load of links to get the thing to be anywhere near
to fitting my average size wrist. An excellent
bracelet too, with great fit & finish but let
down by poor adjust-ability. No half-links and no
micro-adjustment either. Shame really, as I really
like the general aesthetic of it.
One more niggle for me
is the way the bracelet attaches to the watch head.
That first mid-link that you can see in the above
image is huge and makes the overall length of the
watch much bigger than it needs to be. The watch
would fit a lot more people if they reversed that
link to like a male-female set up if you get what I
mean. Oh yeah, one last thing, I'm not a fan of the
polished center links on the bracelet either, I can
see those getting scratched pretty easily over not a
lot of time. OK, sorry guys 'n' girls, that's my wee
The chosen movement
for the Deep Marine Explorer is the Sellita
An excellent calibre that is a 28,800vph,
4Hz smooth sweep, 26 jewel movement
with self winding, hacking and quick date function.
the accuracy after running the Deep
Marine Explorer, mainly on my
wrist and occasionally in my watch winder, I was
more than happy with the accuracy, with it showing
an average of +5.9 seconds per day.
The movement has an
anti-shock system that will protect its inner
workings during a ton of different activities or
impacts. The movement also has a 38 hour power
reserve meaning a fully wound Deep Marine Explorer
will last for almost 2 days while off the wrist. The
Sellita SW200 movement is
by far my favourite compared to competitors.
It's very accurate from my experience, very
quiet, reliable and easy enough to get serviced
when the need arrives.
Marine Explorer has a 120 click
unidirectional bezel with a ceramic insert. It is of
superb quality with everything lining up perfectly.
The bezel action is absolutely fantastic too, if a
little stiff when new but has zero backplay. No
complaints at all, just observations.
The dial itself has
very neatly applied indices all around with loads of
BGW9 lume as do the minute and hour hands. The text
is all very neatly printed. There is also a date
complication at 3 o'clock, although I wish they'd
have put the date at 6 o'clock, with a black
background instead of a white one.