I selected this watch without having heard of the brand before now. It looked like a nice one and I thought it would be a good one for daily wear. It's a very nice watch, though it is too small for me.
I will start by stating my main issue with this watch. It's a small watch, with a case size of 38mm. I did not find this in the product listing until after I selected it. I prefer a much larger watch, so this one does not suit me. That's my fault, as the information was there before I selected it and I simply missed it. That's not a problem with the watch or the manufacturer, it was an oversight on my part; that said, making the case size easier to find in the description would have been helpful to me.
Other than the size, this is a really nice watch. It looks great - uncluttered face that is easy to read, and a nice band that matches the watch itself. It doesn't draw attention to itself, but it has a classy look that suggests it's a quality time piece.
So far it has been very accurate. I have had it about two weeks, and so far it has not lost time. There's not much I can say beyond that.
This is a very nice watch, for people who prefer smaller watches. It's a little too small for me, but for someone who likes a smaller, classy looking watch it's a good choice.
Keeps good time - I had never heard of the brand before but the watch looked nice, so I ordered it. It arrived fairly quick and in a nice box, if gifting, and it is a nice looking watch…on the smaller side for a man so I would say that a woman could easily wear it, though it is on the larger size for a woman, it would look nice on either sex. It is simple but also classy looking, not flashy by any means but I would consider it dressy. I am not sure the price is on point, seems a little high, but I could be wrong, I did not compare…and it is nice, keeps good time, has nice features…I would not, not recommend it, I would maybe suggest catching a deal on it, watching it for a price drop maybe. But if you are looking for a classy looking but simple watch that keep the time well, this is a good fit for you.
This is my first mechanical/automatic wrist watch. Very impressed considering the price. I got the white face with full lume. The specs on dimensions are off a bit. My watch is 11.5mm thick and lug to lug is 46mm with the strap width at 19mm. The strap is nice but quite stiff and will require breaking in. The watch to the left in the picture is the Militado D12 which I also really like.
The specs say accuracy up to +20 seconds but mine tested at +2 seconds using an app for my tablet. The app can be downloaded from Google Play Store
Quartz version keeps excellent time and is robust. I kitesurf wearing it. Mine has a black face which is high contrast and I can therefore read easily without glasses. One way rotating bezel works well. Nothing to fault with this watch. It's as good as a Seiko, and in fact has a Seiko movement, but is a fraction of the cost.
Eye pleasing design and quality at a highly competitive price. Arrived 3 days early so very satisfied customer. So much better value than a comparable specification branded watch.
Very impressed with this watch. It ticks all the boxes for a tool watch. Sapphire crystal with antireflective coating, a sturdy stainless steel case and a screw-down crown. It provides 200m of water resistance which is good for most any water application from showering to swimming in a pool or the ocean. The signed band is a sturdy rubber diving band in 22mm size with stainless buckle. I found the case size perfect for my wrist. There is some confusion about the size because the description says 40mm in one spot and 42mm in another. The watch is a 40mm size, which is perfect for me. I'm not a fan of the giant wrist clocks that are popular today. I also found the lume to be quite bright after minimal exposure to the sun but can't vouch for how long it lasts. All in all a great entry level dive watch. Very much worth the money.
Very nice old school watch. LOVE the dial color. Has lasted through a few trips to the river, so it's actually waterproof. As far as I can tell, it keeps perfect time. Strap is a tad small, but that's because my wrist is massive. All in all a very nice old school diver's watch. A+
I received this as a Christmas gift last month and overall, I’m happy with the watch. It has a nice look to it with some unusual design features. I have a small collection of mostly dive watches and this one fits in pretty well in the wear-to-work rotation.
Nice satin brushed stainless steel case. The pattern direction moves from crystal to back in vertical lines. The crystal is crowned with the same radius as the bezel and sits flush with it on the case. The bezel has nice grippy portions of knurls to grasp for turning it and rotates cleanly and accurately. The engraving is legible on the bezel and there is a small pip of lume at the 12 o’clock position.
My dial has a nice blue that pairs with the lume coloring and other indices and the date is centered and readable. Regarding lume brightness and activation life, it isn’t that great and seems to fade out in about 3 to 5 minutes after a 30-second close-up blast with a high-powered flashlight.
The crown actuates precisely and the threads are smooth and easy to engage after setting the watch. All of the usual crown duties are performed well and cleanly. I suspect that this VX movement is pretty nice.
Weight, height, and overall size are well suited for a 7” wrist without bringing clumsy bulk. But if you have larger arm dimensions this watch may look a little small on you.
It keeps time well, and the whole mechanical side of the timepiece seems and feels well crafted.
Now for some odd things. The sweep second has a large lumed “tail” to it but the tip is a very thin needle with no lume. Thus, when looking at it, if you don’t see the entire thing, you will be 30 seconds off, especially in the dark. Not a big deal for me but it could bother someone.
The band. It does have a nice look and seems to hint at some 70’s design aesthetic until we see the underside. There are patches of pointy, knurly nubs molded into it extending outward from the spring bars about an inch or so. My wrist found these most irritating. After some time wearing it, the result was that a portion of arm hair was sacrificed and the tips of the “nubs” wore down enough to make things comfortable for now.
The area where the tang goes through to engage the strap has linear slots molded into it that catch the tang and lead you into thinking that you have the tang in the correct hole but you do not; it’s likely caught in a slot making you have to look exactly where you are poking the thing 50% of the time.
The faux “holes” molded into the top surface do not go through to allow for breathability but capture dust and fuzz magnificently instead.
The spring bars have such a minuscule groove in them for removing them that were too small for my spring bar removal tool to actually grab onto. I had to use a razor blade to spring them free instead.
That being said about the band they are a “preference” sort of thing and you can replace them but on the other hand should one have to pay for weird design elements hoping that they’ll “work” out? IMO a little bit of peer review and product testing should have weeded out the imperfections and produced a better strap. I have to take a star off for this aspect of the complete package. To that end I have a drawer full of Zulu and NATO straps and put a nice black one on the watch -so far so good.
The rest of the watch is pretty nice and I would certainly look for another Ratio timepiece for my collection in the future. I do like the clean, tight look and feel of the case. It’s pretty much a perfect size for my wrist and It feels very nice to wear.
An absolutely brilliant 40mm dive watch, clean, tidy, and very well built.
This is a great grab-and-go quartz dive watch, especially for the price. It has a reliable Seiko made movement, a slightly domed sapphire crystal, and a very unobtrusive case size.
Bought after reading reviews and glad I did. Arrived quickly with duty paid so no extra costs to me. The quality is brilliant. A fair weight to it but not overly heavy. The lume is fantastic. I can read the time every time I've woken up in the night since having it. The accuracy is great too. I gain around 4 seconds a week which I think is good. I bought it to wear as my 'everyday' watch which I have done. I love how easy it is to see the time at a glance without having to squint. Love it!
So I’m not a watch guy. I can’t go into detail about whether or not this is a good watch. I do know that it looks really nice and I can wear this to formal events where I don’t want an Apple Watch on my wrist. So for me it’s a great watch!
I was so surprised how well made this watch is. Case polishing isn't Grand Seiko but hey it was $150 USD. Lovely watch!!