STEELDIVE SD1938 "Green Radiomir"Automatic 200m Diver Watch

STEELDIVE SD1938 "Green Radiomir"Automatic 200m Diver Watch

The SD1938 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 SD1938.


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 SD1938’s naval military heritage is impeccable and, combined with its rakish Italian style, the “Green Radiomir” has a strong, distinctive and masculine look for the maritime adventurer in every man.


The SD1938 is similar to the SD1936 but has a chunkier feel with a thicker case which has a slightly different design and a smaller lug width. Also this model comes with a stainless steel strap fitted with an extra rubber branded strap included.


The specs -


Sapphire Crystal Glass
NH35 Automatic Movement
200m Water Resistance

Green textured dial

Screwdown Crown
Screwback Case
316L Stainless Steel 
Fitted Stainless Steel Strap with extra branded rubber strap
Hacking Movement
C3 Luminova on the face
Case Diameter - 42mm

Lug to Lug - 50mm

Case Thickness - 14.8mm

Lug Width - 22mm

Weight - 200g
Hard Presentation Box and warranty card




    30 day return to base warranty with Steeldive UK

    6 month warranty with Steeldive Factory


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