March 3, 2013

Limes Endurance Leviathan Review

Limes Endurance Leviathan
Limes Endurance Leviathan Dive Watch
  W&R is guilty of not representing many German brand reviews up to this point in time. Now ending this slump with the Limes Endurance Leviathan dive watch. This is a new offering from Limes is packaged in a larger 44.5mm case. The case is made by Ickler, a well respected German manufacturer. 
  One of the great aspects of the Endurance Leviathan is it's straight forwardness. Anymore, so many watches coming to market are over styled or overtly trying to be different. What's wrong with an affordable, well made made watch? Absolutely nothing! 
  The dial is executed extremely well. Very easy to read, with almost perfectly proportioned indices. The hands mimic the indices, with each section of the hand being matched up to the shape of the markers. Of course, this dive watch has SuperLumiNova coated, indices, hands, and PIP. An applied black PVD coating is used on the bezel. As mentioned many times in W&R reviews, W&R is not a big fan of PVD anything beyond appearance. Looks great, but aesthetically will not look good with regular wear and tear over time. There is a date window at the 6 o'clock position. Limes used a black date wheel, great choice instead of white. For a dive watch, the Endurance Leviathan is slender coming in at 13.5mm thick. A Sellita SW200 powers this 300m of water resistance dive watch. This movement has become increasingly more popular with the "ETA" situation. The SW200 is comparable to the ETA 2824 and has been well received. 
  Limes offers the Endurance Leviathan with stainless steel bracelet or a black rubberized leather strap. The watch is just north of 1K USD and has no shortage of competition amongst the endless dive watch market place. That said, Limes has not priced it out of the market. If you are looking for a straightforward, larger diver, with a well executed dial this just might be the watch.

Pros - clean dial, affordable
Consideration - PVD coated bezel

Specifications & Dimensions:
Case: Stainless Steel 
Case Diameter: 44.5mm
Bracelet: Stainless Steel or Black Rubber
Strap: 22mm
Crystal: Sapphire
Bezel: Unidirectional  
Movement: Sellita SW200
Power Reserve: 38 hours
Water Resistant: 300M


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