STEELDIVE SD1936 "Green California"Automatic 200m Diver Watch
The SD1936 pays tribute to the Radiomir with is its instantly recognisable case and distinctive “California” dial combining Roman and Arabic numerals, bar markers and a railway track minute circle. This was probably the first ever dive watch. Developed in the mid-1930s at the behest of the Regia Marine, or Royal Italian Navy, who requested a watch suitable for underwater use by Italian frogmen—the navy divers of the elite Decima Flottiglia MAS. The Italian frogmen were highly-trained, daring commandos who specialized in hazardous underwater and seaborne attacks on enemy shipping. They would become feared and respected adversaries of the British Royal Navy in World War II.
The crown was borrowed from “Flieger” watches, so it was easy to use with cold, wet fingers. The second hand is colour coded to the dial so it’s not the easiest to read. It blends in because, while modern wearers want a second hand, the original watches were “two handers” and did not come with a second hand.
BTW nobody knows why the dials are named after the Golden Coast state so you can make up any old nonsense when you are showing off your Steeldive SD1936.
And you will be showing it off because sometimes, Italians just do it better. The Italian style philosophy is very much quality over quantity.
The SD1936’s naval military heritage is impeccable and, combined with its rakish Italian style, the “Green California” has a strong, distinctive and masculine look for the maritime adventurer in every man.
The specs -
Sapphire Crystal GlassNH35 Automatic Movement200m Water Resistance
Green textured dialScrewdown "Cupcake" CrownScrewback Case316L Stainless SteelFitted leather StrapHacking MovementC3 Luminova on the faceCase Diameter - 42mm
Lug to Lug - 42mmCase Thickness - 13.5mm
Lug Width - 24mmWeight - 100gHard Presentation Box and warranty card
RETURN & REFUND POLICY
30 day return to base warranty with Steeldive UK
6 month warranty with Steeldive Factory
Free Uk Recorded Delivery
Europe delivery £9.99 flat rate