Compared to life in England I would say that Australia has major advantages. For example, the weather is very mild and there are many world class beaches. That is why many British emigrate to this idyllic region in their droves. Outdoor living certainly is a privilege and encourage there are no excuses for lack of exercise. Many of friend haven’t succumbed to indoor gym life. Instead, they have pursued water activities like swimming, surfing, sailing and kite surfing. Interesting these guys are not interested in horology per-se, but do love a great divers watch. That is why I am sure they would approve of phenomenal timepiece Ocean Navigator Meteorite by Ocean Crawler.

Even though revenue in the watch industry has declined in the last few years, mechanical diving instruments are still popular. Ever since James Bond (played by the charismatic Sean Connery) sported his iconic Rolex Submariner 6538 in Dr No diver watches have become highly sought after. That is why so many brands make versions at all price points and from different materials. However, some of these models replicate the aesthetic and not the performance. Fortunately, the Ocean Navigator Meteorite delivers on both fronts and at a realistic price point. For $1,499 consumers can buy a superbly crafted timepiece that is powered by a Swiss Made Sellita SW200 self-winding movement.

I first became aware of Ocean Crawler on popular Facebook horology discussion group ‘Premium Mechanical Microbrands’. The company was established by Christian Champion and is based in Rochester, New York, United States. Essentially their timepieces are not just novelties and are built to survive in really extreme environments. In fact, each watch is subjected to no less than 10 rigorous shock tests, which is equivalent to 6,000 G. To put this into perspective this is literally hundreds of times more than a car crash test. That is why buyers can have the confidence their hard earned money will buy a quality watch designed to last the test of time.

Aesthetically the Ocean Navigator Meteorite is a fantastic looking timepiece that should appeal to a broad demographic. Just like the Divemaster Meteorite 2824 (by Arragon) the distinctive Muonionalusta meteorite dial is a revelation. This sublimely crafted material really works well for this style of watch and perfectly compliments the brushed titanium (DLC coated) 43.1mm case. Other refined features include a unidirectional rotating Sapphire bezel, SuperLuminova indexes, and domed sapphire crystal. Functionally the timepiece features, hours, minute, seconds and date indication. The watch also has a power reserve of 44-hours and is water resistant to a depth of 600-metres.

For more information about the Ocean Navigator Meteorite follow this link