Hi, new to this forum, but a long time poster on several other watch forums.
Having looked at the promethus line for some time, and reading up on all I could find of reviews and forum threads on it, I finally decided to pull the trigger on a Prometheus Ocean Diver chronograph last week, and just got it. Got it from superchrono.com, and not directly from prometehus, and regretting that now, because prometheus offers great CS, and lets you send back the item if you are not happy with it, within three days I think, unused of course. Superchrono does not ...
First impressions was ok, but after closer inspection I find several things I dislike.
I should mention that several of these issues have been mentioned in various threads and reviews, so this is just my opinion on it, and some other issues that I haven`t read before.
And, just maybe I have gotten "a bad apple", and others are of better quality than mine, that I don`t know. So take this for what it`s worth.
First issue was that one of the chronograph buttons (the "reset button") was loose, while the other was firm and tight (as I suppose both should be) I kind of viggles a bit, and all the screws look like they are tighten enough, so don`t think it`s that. second the crown for adjusting the inner bezel is quite loose also, at least loose enough that combined with the internal bezel itself being (a little) loose and a bit wobbly it shouldn`t take much rubbing from the shirt or whatever for the bezel pip to come of center. when I gently turn the crown back and forth between clicks the whole bezel ring moves up and down, and doesn`t come of as well put together (imho). The crown for adjusting the time is ok, other than I feel like I`m just about to pull the whole thing out of the case when getting it to the 2. position iot adjust time. It is really tight and hard.
the lume is something I have seen mentioned on reviews, and I had the watch outside in the sunlight for about two hours, being directly charged. Went inside a completely dark room to check it, and while the hands are bright enough, the lume on the dial is just enough to read, and that was after a two hour sunlight charge. And the inverted V-bezel pip I almost couldn`t see at all. And while you might think I have poor eyesight, that is not the question, and no glasses or contacts here. It is by far the poorest lume I have on any of my watches in the collection, and I have a few. And if this is supposed to be a divers watch, and I guess it is, that poor lume performance is just not good enough (imho). Also some of the printing on the dial is not completly in center, the lume-inverted V pip especially. And the printing itself is so thinly applied that is almost looks transparent on mine, and comes of as being a bit "uneven". On top of this, and this is my biggest complaint, when inspected in direct sunlight, I can see quite a lot of dust particles underneath the sapphire, especially on the internal bezel. And all else aside, that alone is a deal breaker for me when it comes to build quality. If you managed to empty your vacuum cleaner inside the case before you closed it up, I don`t care if you reside in the great Jura mountains of watch-mecca Switzerland, cause quality is in the detail, and this particular watch can not have undergone ANY close inspection before leaving the workshop.
This of course not being a very expensive watch, but still I expect A LOT more from a watch that retails for around $1300, at least when you look at what other brands are putting out there for less than that. I have quite a few boutique brand watches, and have done my homework before buying everyone of them, but on this one I missed out I guess.
The reason why I write this is so that others that`s on the fence about the ocean diver, get a nuanced view. And I was not in any way negative to the ocean diver when I bought it, quite the opposite (otherwise I wouldn`t have got it) So not painting EVERYTHING black here, other than the issues mentioned, the case looks well put together, and sweet that it comes with two different straps (not so sure about that extremely soft silicon however, but straps I have a ton of, so no real problem there) Movement wise I can`t say, cause I haven`t timed it yet (only had it for a day) But the Valjoux 7750 should be great. And one of the things that got me to buy it in the first place, was the day/date complication, that I like.
So as mentioned in the beginning, take this for what it`s worth, and for all I know, I just might have gotten a "bad apple", and the rest is ok. But this is my first, and last prometheus.
Will write up a more detailed review on 3T, where I spend most my forum-time, for those interested in even more details.