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Here you go; another Bronze Diver boutique "Berkbinder and Brown": Berkbinder and Brown Website.|.Home - Berkbinder and Brown Website
Its BB's Model T46. retailing for $1495. I personally think it looks awkward. The two piece bezel is cool but the dial looks too busy with all those numbers.
The Berkbinder above is just rated to 100m.
Somehow you're supposed to think of a cattleman's watch or something.
I like the looks of the case and the price isn't terrible but the dial is a mess.
Large arabics within the railroad track makes it look way too crowded.
Strap seems too narrow also.
"Time is the school in which we learn. Time is the fire in which we burn."
These 2 a worthy considerations
Last edited by squeeze; December 28th, 2011 at 03:37.
I guess one of the issues for the OP is the extent to which a "diver" is mandatory. Personally, I think the LUM-TECs rock, but --depth rating aside-- they are not classic divers.
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Lüm-Tec M27 GMT, Lüm-Tec B3, Lüm-Tec M18, Lüm-Tec V7, Ocean7 LM-5 CQ, Lüm-Tec SCB-2
Steinhart GMT-Ocean 1 Black, Benarus Worldiver automatic, Seiko SBQJ015 Perpetual Calendar GMT
Prometheus S80, Olivier, Rolex GMT-Master II
Is it just me or does the Lum-Tec looks surprisingly similar to the Magrette Regattare. I know all of these watchmakers source from Hong Kong and eventually there will be overlap of materials and design, but this one seems too close for comfort.
Are they outsourcing somewhere else like Hong Kong or is the complete design and manufacturing lifecycle in-sourced and US based? They're using ETA and Miyota movements which is definitely not in-sourced so I'm curious if the rest comes from somewhere else as well and all they do is assembly in the US.
Last edited by thecustomer; December 28th, 2011 at 22:15. Reason: deleted quote on poster's request
Looks like watches are assembled in the US, except for the Swiss M autos.Who designs the different models? I design the majority myself and get some help from dangeruss for some models as well.
Are all the components manufactured in various parts of the world? Yes. Components are from Switzerland, Germany, Hong Kong, USA, Russia, and Japan.
Are any components manufactured in the USA? Yes. Coatings, platings, some seals, some straps, round bezels, and some dials we make by hand here. We also do some movement finishing and prototyping (CNC) here as well.
Do the watches get final assembly in the USA at Lum Tec in Mentor, Ohio? With the exception of our Swiss M automatic and F1 models (Switzerland assembly) finial assembly is carried out in our Mentor, Ohio location.
Components are sourced worldwide, which is pretty standard now for smaller companies.
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