There is a design aesthetic to dive watches that we’re big fans of here at Coolector HQ and this love is ramped up when the timepiece in question is as attractive, well made and stylish as the Milford Diver Watch from Bern Watch Co which is funding over on Kickstarter as we speak. This classy looking timepiece is an incredibly versatile dive watch with an automatic Japanese movement and it has already begun to take Kickstarter by storm.
A long time in the making, some 10,000 man hours have gone into the creation of the Bern Watch Co Milford Diver Watch on Kickstarter and you can get one on your wrist for as little as £235 during the campaign. The aim is to make one of the most versatile Automatic dive watches on the market but, crucially, without compromising on quality, form and function and from what we have seen so far at Coolector HQ, they might just have pulled it off.
Dive watches are all about being as versatile as possible and this is an area in which the Milford excels and the central theme of the design has been based on maximum versatility and wearability. You can change the strap from leather to a stainless steel bracelet or a nylon nato and you can also change its functionality and the look completely, with nine different colour combinations which means there is one that you surely will fall in love with.
Released because innovation in design was hitting a new low, so Bern Watch Co decided to work on a dive watch design concept from ground up, and their focus was a on developing a unique design, which would standout nicely on the wearer’s wrist. The Bern Watch Co Milford Dive Watch is both unique and functional along with also being mighty reliable and affordable. They wanted the design to meet all of these objectives and their principle objective with this release on Kickstarter is to establish their brand on trust and continue to offer unique designs at affordable price.
Daring to be a little different in design, the Milford Dive Watch aims to deliver something very unique and they began with various design prototypes of the case and decided to use drop angles on every aspect of the design. The drop angles can be seen on the lugs, crown guards, crown, bezel, indexes and the hands. The design theme flows seamlessly throughout the watch and the end product is a testament to every person who strives everyday be better than the day before, to push boundaries and create positive change.
The Milford Dive Watch from Bern Watch Co uses the excellent Seiko NH35 Automatic movement which is one of the most reliable workhorse movement you can find on the market, and boasts 24 jewels and an impressive 41 hour power reserve. Other stand out features of this adventure ready dive watch include high performance lume which significantly enhances legibility of the dial in low light scenarios, 316L stainless steel casing which delivers a robust performance and sapphire crystal glass casing with anti-reflective coating.
With a price tag of just £235 during the Kickstarter campaign, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more accomplished dive watch for your wrist at such an affordable price. The Milford from Bern Watch Co has a vintage style aesthetic but thoroughly contemporary performance which won’t let you down when you’re heading out into the deep blue sea. The quality on offer is second to none so make sure you head on over to Kickstarter to bag yours for a bargain price.