That's tough. The LM2 caught my eye the most right off the bat, the LM3 not at all until I saw the pics on someones arm. I like square watches, and the rounded square looks great. It's beefy as hell, and I want a durable watch to keep for a long time. Like I said, I NEVER take my watch off, ever. I somehow think the LM3 would be more durable.
even injuring yourself.
Dive watch fanatic since 1987
Lol, i read some watch review about a beefy divers watch where the guy said to use caution so as not to take out doorways or small children. Heh.
I hate taking it off and putting it on. Working on my car, sleeping, showering, it stays!
Biggest POS you ever seen. J/K Thats why I have bought the LM-1, LM-2, LM-3, G-1, and am waiting for my LM-7. No complaints about any of the models. I will say though that if "rattles" bother you my LM-2 has a little rattle from the Internal Bezel. I don't know if they all do but I take it as the design of construction that will allow that to happen. You really have to shake the watch to to hear anything. I don't hear any "sounds" from my LM 2 or LM 3 bracelet
One thing to remember about Mitch and OCEAN7. He is not some guy that hides behind a website selling crap stuff. He is right there taking customer input and answering questions. He is even going out to meet the customers with his road trips. He is very meticulous about what he puts out there. I really doubt that his brand would have grown as it has particularly with the way many WIS can be cut throat at times.
my take from forum threads is that Mitch chose brass over plastic in the LM2's internal bezel for longevity reasons, thus the rattle which frankly I never heard. Plastic's a damper being softer than brass but it shreds its life. I have a Riedenschild DSD with internal bezel, smoother but who knows how long it will last. It ain't brass. Internal bezels look cool and expand the size of the dial and though they're more secure when you set them, they're time consuming to set and awkward to use. I'm not a diver, maybe they're more useful or secure in that application. I prefer the external bezel, easy to set for turning steaks on the grill, no one's going to get the bends should it move. Plus it keeps my mind off chronographs.
I love my LM-1 and LM-2. Case quality and build quality is fine. It's clear to me that these watches are built to last. My LM-2 caseback has a little wrench crunch on the flats and both the LM-1 and LM-2 crowns take some care to use. Mitch says the crown on the LM-6 is significantly better, nothing like improvement! I can't imagine I'll ever sell my Ocean7 watches, that is the real test
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