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Ratio FreeDiver Helium-Safe 1000M Sapphire Automatic 1068HA96-34VA-YLW Men's Watch

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7 customer reviews
1068HA96-34VA-YLW

It’s an elegant expression amidst simple and functional dive watch designs and becomes a must-have for pros and beginners alike. It’s an edge-to-edge, high-visibility time keeping tool with large markers displayed along the dial, in a size and shape that are compact and wrist-friendly. The yellow dial is funky as well as functional in increasing visibility under dim light conditions.

SPECIFICATIONS

Stainless Steel Case
Stainless Steel Bracelet
Automatic Movement
Caliber: Seiko NH36
Sapphire Crystal
Yellow Dial With Logo "RATIO"
Analog Display
Helium-Safe
40 Hours Power Reserve
Luminous Hands And Markers
Day And Date Display
Screw Down Crown
Engraved Caseback (With Image Of A Free Diver)
Deployment Clasp
1000M Water Resistance
Approximate Case Diameter: 46mm
Approximate Case Thickness: 15mm

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Customer Reviews

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Yvonne Elmes
Great finish. Great watch.

Cool watch added to my collection. Only problem I had was, I broke a spring bar on clasp whilst adjusting strap. First tim that had ever happened to me. (don't know if it was my fault or cheap spring bar).

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Brent Willoughby
The lime is better than I expected

It’s better than I expected I haven’t even had it on yet but I’m happy!!!

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Frank Rush
Dive Watch

Helium Release- Time/Day/Date - RATIO MODEL: 1068HA96-34VA-YLW YELLOW DIAL AUTOMATIC DIVERS WATCH is Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Band and Dual Lock Clasp. Supplied in Presentation/Gift Storage Box with User Manual. WARRANTY = TWO (2) Years Support Contact information on back cover of User Manual.

Weighing ( by my measure ) approximately 1/2 pound with Watch diameter of about two inches (2”), my opinion, it works best as Man Watch. The face (Dial) is Yellow with Luminous Hands and Markers. Watch Function includes Time, Date and Day. Two controls are Watch function with screw out/in locking Crown and separate Helium Escape Valve. Watch Movement by Automatic mechanical mechanism. It is wound by initial swinging in arc for 30 or more seconds and then normal arm/wrist/hand movement over eight (8) hour day maintains sufficiently for proper time. The outside bezel will turn for elapse dive time setting. The band has locking clasp with dual point release buttons. Band adjustment points for link removal are pre-marked with RED arrows but NO adjustment tool included. My observation and use is, it is attractive, functional, maintains time and comfortable to wear. Recommended… Five ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Star

Thank you for looking at this Review that it is hoped you find Informative, Useful and HELPFUL! 😃

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JJH42
High quality with high specifications but with a low, low price.

This is my third diver watch from this microbrandbrand. Ratio is relatively new, started in 2017 in Singapore. I am very iimpressed for the high build quality and specifications for an extremely reasonable price. It has a brushed stainless steel case with a matching H-band bracelet and a flat sapphire crystal. The helium release and crown are screw down and the bezel is a uni-directional 120 clicks with a (I think) ceramic insert. The lume is pretty bright and relatively long lasting. It has a Seiko NH36 day-date automatic, hacking movement with 21,600 BPH. All this for under $200! Expect to pay 2 to even 3 times that for a major brand name for these specifications.

Measurements are 46mm case diameter (50mm with crown), 50mm lug to lug tip, 15.25mm thick, 24mm bracelet that tapers to 20mm at the tri-fold double button release, which has 3 micro holes for sizing and 5 removable whole links with screw pins. This is a pretty heavy diver at 287 grams with all links installed, which I needed for my above average 8" wrist. I would say anyone with a 7.25" or smaller wrist may find this is too large, unless they like the look over oversized watches. And this may not work for anyone with a larger wrist as it just fit me, adjusting to the second micro hole without removing any of the links.

Design wise, it has a sword hour and arrow minute and second hands, large enough to clearly and legibly tell the time. Even with my old man eyes, i can read the day and date in its edged and bezeled window. The day is in both English and Spanish. The case back is screw on with the diver etched on. The yellow dial has a reflective metallic sheen and borders on gold. The lume is green and on the hour markers, all the hands, and at the 12 o'clock on the bezel. The movement crown has the Ratio Pi signature symbol etched on it, which is also on the clasp. As an engineer, I dig the Pi symbol.

As for its performance, it has a beat error of 0.6ms no matter the direction of the watch, but it gains 9 seconds a day while face down or on its sides and 16 seconds while face up. This is well within spec for the Seiko NH36, which is -20 to +40 seconds a day. It has a power reserve of 46 hours (tested twice). The lume is very bright after a few seconds under the UV light and is still quite legible after 5 minutes. I would have liked more lume on the bezel, such as on the numbers (10, 20, 30, 40, and 50). The bezel doesn't have any slop, loose tolerances, or back play, clicks quite audibly and positively, and is easy to grasp and rotate without being so easy that it'll move from incidental contact. The crowns screw off/on easily with the knurled edging and the movement crown clicks into first and second positions for adjusting day/date and time solidly and clearly. You'll definitely feel the presence of this watch as most of the overall weight is in the case itself. You could lighten the load by swapping out a nylon, rubber, or silicone strap. For me, it wears well and comfortably. The included bracelet fully articulates and can lie flat, doesn't jiggle or rattle, and it doesn't feel sharp or grab arm hairs.

In summation, I really like Ratio watches for the high build quality and specifications for a bargain price. The only negatives are that the bezel doesn't have illuminated numerals and I don't think there's any AR coating on the sapphire crystal. And the dimensions and weight of the watch may limit its viability to those between 7.25 (personal taste) to 8 inch (physically cannot fit after 8) wrists. BTW, the box it came in looks and feels nice and appealing enough to make it a giftable package, but it's not super strong or durable to continue using for storage or protection. But I'd rather they put more of the manufacturing costs in the watch itself over the box anyway.

I definitely recommend this watch for those who could wear it.

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Christopher Carey

It did indeed arrive and I have found it to be quite an excellent watch, to date (I've had it for only a few weeks so far, but it has really impressed me thus far). Everything about it speaks to quality, both in design and production. The large dial face makes it easy to discern at a glance and even the nice, hefty 'feel' of it on the wrist is enjoyable (I like watches that have a solid, substantial 'feel' to them). The clasp (somewhat unique in its securing mechanism on the bracelet) is also quite good, seeing to it that it stays clasped securely in use. Time-keeping, as one would expect, is excellent for an non-Swiss automatic movement and I have absolutely no issues with it or problems to cite. Even the yellow/gold dial face enhances ease of viewing and as a whole, the watch presents as a very good looking timepiece, as well. I've received numerous compliments from my 'watch-savvy' friends on the fact that it comes across both as a distinctively good looking watch and as a much more expensive one (the price is an excellent aspect of it: top quality for a modest price!). So, definitely 5 out of 5 stars for the watch itself! A remarkably well-executed wrist timepiece, overall. As for packing, shipping, customer service, and delivery details, everything was perfect! The package was well-protected for shipment and it arrived in a most timely manner. Customer service, ordering details and communication have all been equally commendable. In summary, it's a great timepiece for a very reasonable price that confers pleasure and precision in the deal! Congratulations to your design team and everyone associated with the RATIO II watch!