With out the necessity for excessive depth scores, helium launch valves, and bracelet extension gizmos, skins-divers had been free to be a bit extra ergonomic and trendy of their method. That always meant thinner instances, and a few funky dial designs, giving us watches like the unique Zodiac Sea Wolf 53 and Oris Divers Sixty-5. It’s a fantastic area of interest and ripe for contemporary interpretations that stand out in a crowded area of extra conventional divers. And that’s precisely the route Marin Devices has taken with their aptly named Pores and skin-Diver.
The Pores and skin-Diver is a modestly sized diver with a daring but easy nature to its design. It’s metal case measures 39mm in diameter and a scant 11.5mm in thickness, whereas the total lug to lug size stretches to 48mm. There’s not a lot in the way in which of finesse to the case or its ending, with a brushed high floor and polished case wall and never a lot in between to distinguish the surfaces. No chamfers, twists or curvature in sight. It is a watch that seems to have been designed fully round its high down view.
This isn’t an issue save for 2 areas that create a compromise to wearability and usefulness. First, the case, when considered from the aspect, is almost fully flat, which means the lugs form of cling on the market on the wrist, which is rounded. That is in fact fully depending on the dimensions of your wrist, however on my 7.2” wrist, the sides of lugs had a bent to change into the point of interest when viewing the watch. Total, not an enormous deal and I’d nonetheless name this a really comfy watch, however a slight re-working of the case profile would go a good distance right here (see it in comparison with the Seiko SPB149 within the video above).