I have owned a few of the micro brands (Deep Blue, Helson, Armida, Bernarus) and I must say this is one of the nicest for the money. These were originally sold under a German brand Essex and sold new for over $1800. Some time between 2010 and 2012 the brand switched to Hong Kong based Pantor. Same watch.
The only reason for the sale is I have fallen out of the watch hobby and into other interests. Yes, the band is for real and very unique. I have gotten more compliments on this watch than all my others combined. It is super comfy with the 24mm wide band and the clasp is incredible. Those looking for something a little different and very cool this is your watch. The condition is easy 98% and was worn very little. It fact, I cannot find any flaws (scratches etc) with my bare eyes with glasses. :)
Miyota 9015 movement with 40 hours power reserve
1000 meter dive rating
Solid 316L surgical grade stainless
286 gram with all links
C3 SuperLuminova (flash light)
5 position adjustable diver clasp (way cool)
Black leather 2 watch travel case. (very nice)
** Extra bezel insert that I purchased.