1st Day Review - Nautica NSR-105
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    Nautica NSR-105 Model NAD12538G

    I have a strong Love-Hate view of Timex. I love TX for the great designs, great quality vs cost ratio, great heritage and awesome value!

    I hate TX for the great misses. I’ve been following TX for the last 4 years or so since I bought my first piece (Yacht Racer). They have the capability of crafting great pieces and they have done so multiple times throught their history, but just keep missing the boat; just that extra value added which for many of us WUS are differentiators that are worth more than the cost of of giving you that extra. With many models like the Scout add decent lume; the Todd Snyder MS-1 Matitime Sport with a mere 30WR, countless models with stationary bezels,,when many other irrelevant pieces have good working bezels.

    I also add that I am a fan of Nautica for their jackets. I love them specially in fall/winter.

    More than a diver, I found through the years that I am more of a field watch and tool watches. I was browsing for specs the bay last week and got curious to check out Nautica watches. I found the NSR-105 for less than $45 bucks and given the specs, it was an easy pull even though I am in full Quartz reduction mode.

    For those that know the Waterbury line; I can say that the finishing, feel and overall quality of this piece is a nudge above the waterbuty line (I’ve had quite a few). I like this watch because its similar to the TX Expedition Scout with the field military dial; but also has the timing bezel and a screw down crown. So perhaps is a cross-over of sorts. It is a big boy and wears big, Has a 44mm case and is 50mm lug to lug with a 22mm lugs. The watch came with a very soft rubber; not premier quality as in Swiss specs, but much better than entry level; it is actually very nice but I do dislike the feel of rubber on skin on hot weather. So, this is destined to be worn in a NATO. However, worth noting, the Rubber and clasp are signed which adds that value added to the piece.

    I don’t have many divers in my collection, but making the Seiko SRP309 the baseline; the bezel of this watch is quite good. 120 click uniderctional with very precise stops. Very easy to manipulate and has nice grooves for added details and comfort. The crown is not signed; but it is every easy to unscrew and set the time. It comes with quick-set date. The case back is a screw down type.

    Speaking of added value, the dial is very well done all around; the numbers are applied and has a very interesting chapter ring. I wish that they would’ve make this one with a day-date complication as in the Todd Snyder MS-1.

    I’ve only had the watch for less than a day, but now that it is on a good Nylon NATO, I can say that this is a long time keeper.

    Many WIS will say that this watch is too big; but considering that Nautica actually makes watches with a purpuse, I pulled out my Nautica Jacket to take a picture. If you wear the watch on top of the jacket is actually very nice.. Obviously, that is not your daily wear, but for those that have 7+ wrists, this is a well crafted piece... and can take any task or activity head on.

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    Re: 1st Day Review - Nautica NSR-105

    There's a lot of value to be found in a Nautica, if you bump into one during a sale or second hand. I own one (the A22540) and it's honestly pretty awesome! :) Super weird design but it kinda works. The leather strap is very nice as well.

    Swiss ETA quartz, big date and a central running chonograph seconds hand with a small hour dial. No regular seconds.

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