Stainless Steel Case
Caliber: Seiko VX4E
Bezel With Ceramic Inlay
Orange Minute Hand
Luminous Hands And Markers
Watch With Helium Valve
Day And Date Display
Uni Directional Rotating Bezel
Screw Down Crown
Engraved Case Back
1000M Water Resistance
Approximate Case Diameter: 49mm
Approximate Case Thickness: 12mm
Ratio 2nd Generation FreeDiver Helium Safe Quartz 1038EF102V-BLU-V02 1000M Men's Watch
The Ratio 2nd Generation FreeDiver Helium Safe Quartz 1038EF102V-BLU-V02 is for them who love to explore!
It is a watch that converts your exuberance towards unknown realms into a reality!
TheFreeDiver Helium Safe 1000Moffers you newer chances and challenges amidst newer depths and dimensions.
You never know what or where your curiosity might lead you next! So we made a watch that can take you beyond the maximum Freediving limits if needed; we made it for explorers with inquisitive minds.
6 reasons why you should go for the Ratio FreeDiver Helium-safe 1000M watch
A well-done watch that’s solidly constructed, theRatio FreeDiver Helium Safe 1000M Blue Dial Stainless Steel Quartzis an all-around instrument for marine enthusiasts and desk-divers alike. This one joined the hit parade immediately after the 200m Freediver made to the scene and became an instant hit.
This excellent tool/diver watch makes you aspire for deeper underwater realms. It has amazed everyone with its wide depth range and features. It surfaces for everyone who looks forward to newer experiences perilous yet pleasurable.
TheRatio FreeDiver Helium Safe 1000M Blue Dial Stainless Steel Quartz1038EF102V-BLU-V02 is a heavy watch. The heavy-gauge surgical steel construction (case, screw-down crown, engraved case-back w/image of a free diver and the deployment clasp) gives it the weight. It pleasantly assures its presence with its heft while increasing the momentum of your hand’s movements, rather than tying you down with its weight. The thick gauge, surgical-grade stainless steel and the sapphire crystal offers high resistance against tremendous water pressure; physical impacts and violent tugs. The crystal, the case and the case back protect the Japanese quartz movement (with its own shock/magnetism resistant features) within entirely against knocks, bumps and drops.
A large sized dial made of brass and painted using silkscreen technique; a big date window and prominent hands and hour markers offer maximum visibility under murky environments and when under pressing situations, you do not have to squint to focus on the dial to read the time (or the bezel/timer reading). A big advantage is the non-radioactive lume-filled prominent hour markers (especially at 12, 6 and 9); they are big, bright and with an almost infinite longevity. It also ensures longer hours of illumination.
The serrated bezel, the grooved crown and the knurled helium-valve cover – All facilitate a firm grip with wet fingers, with or without the diving gloves on. It is advised not to operate the crowns under wet conditions. Note: You’ll need the helium valve in your watch for times when you are in a chamber filled with breathing mixture; not necessarily diving bells. You open the valve to let the trapped helium out, which got past the gaskets and seals due to their very fine dimensions. A decreasing external/environmental pressure would make the helium to expand fast and damage the seals, crystal and gaskets in an attempt to escape. The helium valve provides an outlet for the built up pressure to escape.
The hour and minute hands of theRatio FreeDiver Helium Safe 1000M Blue Dial Stainless Steel Quartz1038EF102V-BLU-V02 are unique in their shapes. The hour and minute hands are a mix between arrow and sword shapes while the seconds-hand is an improvisation on the sword-style. The red-border on the minutes hand ensures you do not miss out on its position while using the bezel as an elapsed-time indicator.
Ratio FreeDiver Helium Safe 1000M Blue Dial Stainless Steel Quartz: A sum up of time and personal experiences
TheRatio FreeDiver Helium Safe 1000M Blue Dial Stainless Steel Quartzis a great tool watch to which anyone who takes freediving seriously should give a thought. Its specs match that of any pro-grade diver watch but the cost doesn’t. TheRatio FreeDiver Helium Safe 1000M Blue Dial Stainless Steel Quartzwears a tag that’s unbelievably lower than the rest in its league. You’ll be hard-pressed to find another watch from another brand that offers for the same amount.
Specs and their implications
Water resistant up to 3300ft (1000m).
Suitable for professional and everyday use.
Suitable for Skin Diving, Scuba Diving, Deep diving, Swimming, Snorkeling, Surfing; spear-fishing; moderate to high-intensity land sports.
Ratio uses non-radioactive luminescent paint for the luminescence in the Freediver 1000m watch. It is a non-radioactive, radiant paint that's applied generously on the hands and the indices of the Freediver. The paint exhibits greater intensity and longer-lasting luminescence. Its output duration doesn’t let you compromise on visibility; let it even be for a few extra hours in the dark! A 10-minutes long exposure to 500 lux or higher intensity light will charge the lume for the next 3-5 hours. A continuous 8-hour exposure to Sunlight on a normal summer day will let it glow for 10+ hours. The longevity of the paint is semi-permanent, ensuring full functionality of the watch even after years of active use.
SEIKO VX42E Analog Quartz 11 1/2''' Slim Movement [Three hands (H/M/S) with Calendar]
i. Pre-adjusted tuning fork quartz oscillator; 32,768 Hz
ii. Operating range: －5℃ to ＋50℃.
INDICATOR / FUNCTIONS
3 Hands Hour / Minute / Second
Calendar Instant setting device for date calendar
Crown pulled out 1st click: Instant date change
Crown pulled out 2nd click: Time setting/Reset
Anti-magnetism: Over 1600A/m (Direct current magnetic field)
Type / Size Silver oxide battery; φ9.5mm/2.0mm
Recommended battery SR920SW (Maxell, Murata, Seizaiken); 1.55 V
Battery life Approx. 3 years
TEST OF ACCURACY
Equipment: SEIKO quartz tester QT-99, Greiner quartz timer-C , Witschi Q-tester 4000.
Accuracy: ±20 seconds per month (on wrist).
1038EF102V-BLU-V02 1000M Men's Watch
1038EF102V 1000M Men's Watch
|Functions||Day, Date, Hour, Minute, Second||Date, Hour, Minute, Second|
|Features||Analog Display, 1000M Water Resistance||Analog Display, 1000M Water Resistance|
|Engine||Caliber: Seiko VX42E||Caliber: SEIKO VX42E|
|Dial Markers||Dotted Markers||Dotted Markers|
Generous use of solid, surgical-grade stainless steel and lume material.
Visually appealing watch face with uniquely shaped hands.
A proven, reliable movement (Seiko VX42E) with its own magnetism/shock resistant properties.
Analog, blue dial with large, prominent hands and hour indices, covered from the top with a sapphire crystal
Case, case back and bracelet material
316L Stainless Steel w/ Deployment Clasp
2 and 4’o clock crowns: The 4’o clock screw-down crown is for time and date adjustments while the 2’o clock screw-down crown is the helium escape valve. They are placed in a manner that minimises damage to the watch in case of a frontal impact and eliminate the chances of wrist bites if your palm folds against your wrist.
Тhe watch is as expected, excellent! The communication was fast and adequate. Unfortunately, it was not so with the shipping! Too good to be true! There is no such thing as a free lunch (shipping)! Тhe DHL procedure for customs clearance is complicated and EXPENSIVE, especially for the elderly, uneducated or people far from the regional centers. Next time I will rely on the local post office, whose procedure is cheap and user friendly. I do not recommend using DHL express services in this case!
Inspired by the classic “Tuna” it has an extremely tough construction. Easy to read dialhand markers, good lume, brushed finish to the entire case, diver engraved on the back, sapphire glass, ceramic bezel, 1000m depth, great strap, satisfying bezel action built like a tank. It is my “go to” action watchI specifically chose the Seiko quartz movement; however, quality automatic movements are available for a little more. My negative points. I would have preferred a black face to go with the bezel strap,. Bezel edges could be considerered little sharp, although that makes it easier to turn with gloves on. Overall, it’s an incredible level of toughness quality for the price.