Again in 2020, I went hands-on with the quartz movement-powered model of this similar watch mannequin with the Traser P67 Tremendous-Sub right here. Immediately, I evaluate a sister mannequin with the marginally costlier Traser P67 Diver Computerized (reviewed right here because the reference 110323 in response to the web site, however the case says reference 110315). Swiss Traser makes a good variety of P67 watches, together with various members of the P67 Diver to which this mannequin belongs. Inside that assortment are the P67 Diver Automatics, which are available just a few dial colours, in addition to strap or bracelet choices. On high of that, there are two lume choices for the P67 Diver Computerized which embrace this T-25 Tritium dial and a extra intense T-100 Tritium dial that goes for a bit more cash.
Traser is the in-house model of MB MicroTec, which is the Swiss firm that produces Tritium gasoline tubes for a collection of commercial and tactical functions. A whole lot of army and a few sports activities watches make use of tritium gasoline tubes on their dials for illumination, together with, after all, Traser. It isn’t instantly clear why Traser wished to provide each T-25 (extra frequent) and T-100 (not truly authorized all over the place) variations of the P67 Diver Computerized. The latter is about 300 Swiss Francs costlier and has the sensible profit of getting bigger Tritium tubes on the dial, and thus brighter illumination. That stated, the T-100 model of the P67 Diver Computerized watch doesn’t mix Tritium gasoline tubes with conventional SuperLumiNova luminant (as this T-25 model of the P67 Diver Computerized does), which is a type of good mixture of each types of luminant.
Talking of luminant, I need to point out that the lume shot on this article is with a dial that has not been charged by any gentle. Meaning you possibly can solely see the glow of the tritium gasoline tubes and not likely the standard luminant. Should you did, then you definitely’d see bigger shapes for the hour markers, in addition to a extra distinctive ring of luminant across the interior bezel the place the sapphire crystal is linked to the metal case. Conventional luminant can also be used for the lume pip positioned on the rotating diver’s type bezel on the 60-minute marker.
Since I reviewed the quartz model of the P67 Diver, Traser appeared to alter the title away from “Tremendous Sub.” That language has been faraway from the dial, and the caseback has been modified to say “Tremendous S” versus “Tremendous Sub.” I’m guessing this was a easy authorized matter greater than the rest. The quartz model of this watch was a gorgeous and sturdy (additionally beefy) diver’s-style watch with the spirit of a instrument and a pleasant character. Although I knew watch fans can be largely snobby with regard to not wanting quartz actions (regardless that they’re extra sensible in just a few essential regards), I felt that the P67 Diver watches have been an excellent worth. For 400 Swiss Francs extra, now you can get the P67 Diver because the P67 Diver Computerized. The dial and bezel are barely totally different from the automated, as is the orange-colored minute hand. In any other case, the case measurement and sturdiness are the identical.
Desirous to be an much more conservative different to the Omega Planet Ocean (notice the handbook helium launch valve positioned at 1o o’clock on the case), the P67 Diver wears boldly at 46mm-wide and has 500 meters of water resistance. The case is about 15mm thick and it has a 54mm lug-to-lug distance. Over the dial is a flat, AR-coated sapphire crystal. One other welcome function is using a ceramic bezel insert that isn’t fairly black, however reasonably a darkish grey in coloration (which matches the dial tone, as effectively).
For the cash, the case high quality is superb and possibly among the many highlights of the watch. The design total is reasonably easy and tool-watch in type. Some will love the utilitarian look, and others would possibly discover the design a bit bland. What saves all of it for me (along with the very comfy sporting expertise) are the standard particulars reminiscent of high-end case brushing and sprucing. On the rear of the case is, as soon as once more, a motif of an angler fish. This can be a superb animal to have on the rear of such a watch as a result of it each lives deep underneath the ocean (far more than 500 meters, I consider, a lot of the time) and in addition as a result of it has a bio-luminescent “lantern” popping out of it that’s designed to assist it catch prey.
Contained in the Traser P67 Diver Computerized watch is Swiss Made computerized motion that I consider is both an ETA 2824 or Sellita SW200 computerized — only a respectable 4Hz, two-day energy reserve computerized motion that includes the time with date. Notice that Traser elegantly included the date on the 6 o’clock hour marker. Fans will admire that the model not solely didn’t really want to chop off an hour marker however that it additionally used a pleasant beveled window and an identical black-colored date disc.
Whereas Traser does supply the P67 Diver Computerized on an identical metal steel bracelet, given the dimensions and heft of the watch, I desire it on a strap. Traser contains with this model of the P67 Diver Computerized a really good high quality orange-colored rubber strap that can also be fitted to the case. The orange additionally matches the minute hand and a number of the hash marks on the rotating bezel. Actually, all variations of the P67 Diver Computerized have orange on the bezel and for the minute hand, however different dial colours embrace army inexperienced (with an identical rubber strap) or a barely lighter grey (that additionally has some dial texture) for the T-100 dial mannequin.
Talking of the T-100 mannequin, it isn’t truly that costly however it’s almost as far more for the additional Tritium gasoline tubes (with the watch on a steel bracelet), as the automated mannequin is over the quartz model. Meaning the P67 Diver Computerized T100 goes to be essentially the most enthusiast-oriented model of the P67 Diver Computerized because it provides a “coolness” issue however not likely additional utility. However in case you examine the T-25 and T-100 model of the P67 Diver Computerized on a strap, the worth distinction is lower than 100 Swiss Francs, so it’s actually only a matter of style. General, a very useful gizmo watch with some welcome character and plenty of options for the cash, this reference 110323 Traser Diver Computerized watch has a retail value of 1,095 Swiss Francs. Be taught extra on the Traser web site right here.
>Mannequin: P67 Diver Computerized (reference 110323 as examined)
>Worth: 1,095 Swiss Francs
>Measurement: 46mm-wide, ~15mm-thick, 54mm lug-to-lug distance
>When reviewer would personally put on it: As a fine-looking sports activities or trip look ahead to when sporting consolation, sturdiness, legibility, and a bit of fashion are so as.
>Good friend we’d suggest it to first: Giant-cased watch lover in search of a severe Swiss Made watch from a model with out a lot pretension, designed for an energetic life-style.
>Greatest attribute of watch: Very comfy on the wrist regardless of the case measurement. Glorious case ending for the cash. Good use of elements for a extremely competent trendy diver’s watch expertise.
>Worst attribute of watch: Maybe an excessive amount of product selection on this space from Traser could make buying the perfect watch (for the wearer) exhausting for a lot of shoppers. Dial design is a bit ho-hum if you’re on the lookout for pizazz.