Nodus Sector Dive

Here’s the Automatic Dive Watch You Should Buy for Under $500


January 11, 2020 Watches By

Nodus, a California-based microbrand, has been making dope, affordable field and dive watches for several years now. Their latest model line, the Sector, includes both dive and field watch variants in their signature affordable, feature-laden style. We’ll be focusing on the dive watch variant here, as we’ve got a more extensive review of the field watch coming out shortly — be sure to be on the lookout for that.

The Sector Dive (shipping this month) is a modern take on the skin diver, a type of dive watch from the 1960s meant not necessarily for SCUBA diving, but for shallower free diving and swimming, typically with a thinner case and only 100m or 150m of water resistance. These features are retained on the Sector Dive (smaller 38mm steel case, 150m water resistance), but the overall aesthetic has been suffused with thoroughly modern design sensibilities and tech.

Based around the Seiko NH35 automatic movement with date (regulated here to four positions), the Sector Dive features a double-domed sapphire crystal with blue anti-reflective coating, a steel, DCL-coated, 120-click unidirectional bezel with a lumed pip, a matching steel 20mm-to-18mm bracelet with a button release and micro-adjustment clasp, a screw-down crown, drilled lugs and four available dial finishes: matte black, matte white, matte beige and matte blue. Each handsome dial features multiple concentric sectors that lend the watches a dynamic, modern feel.

Priced at just $425, the Sector Dive is designed and assembled in Los Angeles and comes with a 24-month warranty from Nodus. If you’re on the hunt for a new diver with a unique look but you don’t want to break the bank — and you don’t need hundreds of meters of water resistance, which most people don’t — the Sector Dive may be the perfect choice.

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