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PANTOR Seahorse REVIEW

BACKGROUND PANTOR Watch Company are new Hong Kong based watch company that aim to offer affordable purpose-built dive watches built to a high enough standard that they should last you a life time! Their debut model is the Seahorse . . . PRESENTATION The Seahorse came in a black leatherette dual watch travel case with the Pantor Seahorse logo embossed on its top side. Inside the case was the watch along with a black credit card type warranty card.

DIAL The Seahorse has a matt black dial with circular and shield shaped hour markers. A black chapter ring with white minute indications and Arabic numerals in 5 minute increments runs around its perimeter.

It is equipped with a set of polished sword minute and hour hands and a red second hand with a round luminous pointer. The dial and hands are absolutely bang on - dive watch design 101. Perhaps a little boring, but perfect for reading dive-time at a glance, and of the sober type that you won’t easily grow bored of.

CASE The case is constructed from 316L surgical grade Stainless steel with a brushed finish. It features an automatic HEV (helium escape valve) on its left lateral side making it suitable for SAT divers. One of the nicer design features of the case is its recessed crown guard which extends from 3 o'clock and back down to the bottom of the right lower lug. The Girard-Perregaux Seahawk has a similar (more exaggerated design) design as does the phantom Rolex US MARINE watch.

BEZEL The Seahorse has 120 click type unidirectional rotational divers bezel with a black dive-time scale in 5-min increments. At 12 o’clock there is a large triangular marker with luminous material. The version shown here is solid steel but a black and red aluminum inlay is also available.

The bezel has a good height as well as nicely pronounced teeth allowing for good grip. However it has been slightly over-tightened. Rather than be accused of having a sloppy bezel some watch companies do tend to deliberately over-tighten their bezels.