Dive Watch Releases / Articles

2017-08-16

Rebel AQUAFIN

Previously known as the Rebel Time Aqualung – now known as the Rebel Aquafin, the watch has just been launched on Kickstarter where most of its funding has already been reached.



The Brooklyn, New York based Rebel Time Co. are a pretty much an unknown entity, however they have released some cheap ‘n’ cheerful non-divers in the past.

The Aquafin which will thankfully not be taking up the legendary Aqulung name is Rebel’s debut diver.



Rebel seem to have put a fair amount of effort into producing the Aquafin, so what’s it all about? At first glance, it’s refreshing to see a crowdfunded diver that isn’t vintage inspired. TF!

I quite like the whole vintage thing but I’m in danger of slitting my wrists if have to announce too many more affordable vintage styled divers. It’s time to be a little more creative, folks!



So, we know that the Aquafin isn’t vintage inspired. However it does kinda’ have that whole shopping mall diver vibe going on – saved only really buy those two crowns – I like ‘em.

These two sturdy features protrude from positions at 2 and 4 o’clock on the right side of the case and have been thoughtfully labeled ‘DIVING’ for bezel operation and TIME SET’ for, time setting!



Basic spec. includes: a 42mm x 13.5mm 316L case in steel or black-coating, a domed Sapphire crystal with AR coating plus Sapphire crystal caseback and 300m of water-resistance.



Power comes from Swiss Sellita SW200-1 automatic mechanical movement. The Aquafin is a Swiss made timepiece. Further details can be found HERE.



Just 350 examples of each variant will be produced. So what do you think? Are you digging the Aquafin? I guess the proof of the pudding will be in the eating. Lemme know if you get one. ;)

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