We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, for anyone looking for new watchmakers to add to their radar, there are few better places to find them than the crowdfunding platform of Kickstarter which has reinforced this fact once again with some glorious looking titanium dive watches from Maylasian watchmakers, SCURO.
The overriding objective of this Kickstarter campaign from SCURO is to produce a lightweight dive watch but one that is robust and crafted from titanium in order to couple style and performance with comfort and, from what we’ve seen here at Manhattan Time Service, it very much looks as though they are achieving this objective admirably well.
These SCURO Titanium Dive Watches are right up our aesthetic avenue as we’re big advocates of bold, sporty timepieces and these are definitely that. It is also important to note the immeasurably versatility of these watches from SCURO because, despite being specifically being made for diving, they will be just as at home being worn on a day to day basis in the office or on a night out and this is not something that is always easy to achieve from a design point of view.
After a year of design and product testing, SCURO deemed that now is the right time to bring their magnificent looking watches to market via Kickstarter and given that it has already managed to accrue $30,000 in funding, it looks like they were right to do so.
Dive watches are some of the most iconic and widespread on the market but they can be amongst the most expensive so it’s great to see brands like SCURO offering affordable options for those who want are really cool looking timepiece that performs well in the deep blue sea but doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to get on the wrist.
There is a distinct, modern aesthetic to these dive watches from SCURO and the 11mm titanium casing gives a robust finish to the timepiece and will make sure that they don’t let you down during any diving adventures that you’ve got planned. Also boasting luxurious Italian leather straps, it’s easy to see why they easily transition between being worn in the ocean and the office and we’re really impressed with the visual element on offer with these extremely affordable watches from this new watchmaker.
As mentioned, the main aim of SCURO with these dive watches was to make them lightweight without compromising on robustness and that’s why titanium was the chosen material for the casing as it’s around half the weight of steel but still offers a top class level of strength and durability which will leave you in no doubt that this is a watch that is built to last. Titanium is also corrosion resistant which is obviously a key design feature for any dive watch and the fact that it’s also around 5 times stronger than steel means that it will withstand pretty much anything you can throw at it during a diving excursion.
The SCURO Titanium Dive Watches offer a massive 200m water resistance and weighs in at a mere 40 grams. With a decent Miyota 9015 caliber movement, these SCURO dive watches are impressive given the low price point which they’re currently retailing for over on Kickstarter right now. Available in a number of different styles to cater to every taste, these watches keep the feature surprises coming with 24 jewels, a 42 hour power reserve and a movement that runs at 28,800 vibrations per hour, it’s a premium level watch for an entry level price - something that we can definitely get behind here at Manhattan Time Service.
We’re big fans of diving and watersports and will always keep a lookout for timepieces that tie in with this and these SCURO timepieces are some of the best we’ve seen emerging from a crowdfunding platform. For those who want a watch that performs admirably in the ocean but doesn’t have a Jaws sized price tag, you’re likely to find everything that you’re looking for with these great looking watches from SCURO.