Automatica One Dive Watch

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In a sea of clunky, overbuilt tool watches, it’s hard to find a diver that can stand up to daily use and look good doing it. With the Automatica One, Honolulu-based Mansfield Time hopes to make waves by pairing classic diver functionality with a stylish and fresh design. 

They started with a dive watch’s most essential quality: its durability. The Automatica One features 20 atm water resistance, stainless steel construction, heavy duty screw pin lugs, and a domed sapphire crystal. Underneath, the dial is where this watch really sets itself apart. It packs plenty of information from its 24-hour subdial and unique date wheel while its layered construction adds visual depth. With a 43mm case size, high-vis red accents, and lume coating its sword hands and perimeter index markers, legibility is not an issue either. At its core, a Miyota 8217 automatic movement keeps the watch ticking (or more accurately, sweeping)—no batteries necessary.

The Automatica One comes in a variety of color and bracelet options to match your everyday style with its everyday performance. You can find your favorite configuration of this affordable modern diver at its fully funded Kickstarter campaign below.

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Damn you, Everyday Carry! Just pulled the trigger on two of these for our Wedding Anniversary presents later in the year.
Yep, I agree that it is pretty hard to find a stylish dive watch for daily use. This one looks pretty good for me. I like what they did with the lugs and the case.
Looks nice, but is this still considered a diver since it's lacking the unidirectional bezel?
I would vote, "No." The ability to time your dives is part of makes a diver, a diver. That, along with high water resistance and legibility. You could probably further categorize it as low-light legibility.
Yea i would agree, looks more like a pilot style watch to me
Personally, I think that might be what they're going for -- ditch the bezel to open the watch up and make it more versatile for day to day wear (stylewise). But if it came down to it--choosing between water resistance and the unidirectional bezel--I'd rather have legit water resistance. No point in having a unidirectional bezel if your watch fails in the shower or something lol (there are plenty of budget watches that have the stylings of a dive watch but not necessarily what counts). Also, if you're not diving often but want dive watches for the durability, I think this one passes. The 24 hr subdial is nice for travelers too.
I still like the watch, but still definitely think dive watch is the wrong categorization of it. Any ISO certified watch is going to have at least a 20 atm resistance and a unidirectional bezel. And for that price range there are some legitimate dive watch that it contends with. My SKX is a beast.
This is a "dive watch" how exactly?
Can someone explain to me the benefit of a 24 hour subdial? I can understand a GMT movement, where you can set the 2nd hour hand to a different timezone. However, as I understand it, that is not the case with a 24 hr dial such as this. It is just basically an AM/PM indicator, which would seem to have a very limited application.

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