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REVIEW BY MLANKTON

I saw this bracelet in another thread and didn't know what the watch was. I'd actually seen the watch before and it was not love at first sight because I didn't keep it in a browser tab the way I do with watches that interest me. Then I got my Boschett Harpoon, and I loved loved loved that watch. Still looking for a black dial diver, and that bracelet popped back in my head. I used a reverse image search on Google to figure out what watch this was, and found the Pantor Seahorse 1000m. I looked at it with new eyes, and appreciated almost everything I saw about it. I ordered it and 6 days later it arrived at my door. I sized the bracelet this morning. Size and weight This is a 45mm case, crown excluded. The lugs come down nicely so that it doesn't wear as big as it could at this size, similar to the Harpoon actually. It's perfection on my 7 3/4" flat wrist. It sits on the wrist very well with a 16.5mm thickness and I'd guess the lug to lug to sit right around 52.5-53mm. Compared to my Harpoon it feels slightly top heavy.

Dial The dial is simple with c3 indicators and a flat chapter ring with ticks and arabic numerals at 5 minute intervals. The hour and minute hands are black and the seconds hand red with a c3 lumed dot near the indices. The overall look is simple but well done. It won't get boring, and it makes a watch that's easy to tell the time at a glance. My first beef with this watch is that depending on the angle, the hour and minute hands appear metallic instead of black. I think they would have been better served by using a flat black on the hands instead of the black coating they used. That way the hands would have disappeared into the dial, and here they do not. Date at 4:30, and thankfully the date is white on a black background instead of black on a white background as seen on earlier versions. I was happy about that when I opened the box yesterday.

Bezel and crystal The crystal is 4mm thick flat sapphire, similar to the Harpoon. It rises very slightly above the bezel with a nice polished chamfer. My second beef with this watch is that the AR coating leaves something to be desired, as shown. The bezel I opted for was the stainless, and it is thick and tight with no back play and very confidence inspiring. The triangle at 12 o'clock is the sole lume on the bezel.

Case The Seahorse has an HEV at 9 o'clock, and the crown sits offset at 4. This is my first watch with an offset crown and I like it. It looks great and wears comfortably. The feel of the crown is confidence inspiring. The case back has an engraved seahorse on it and some particulars of the watch, along with the production number of the watch. mine is Pantor Seahorse #038. An exclusive club. Movement Miyota 9015, and I hope it's half as accurate as my Harpoon, which has ran +1.25secs/day for the last 2 weeks. Prior to my Harpoon I really wanted Swiss movements, but that's out the window now. My brief experience with the 9015 is that they are great. The sweep of the seconds hand is butter.

Bracelet The best and worst thing about this watch. Most importantly, this bracelet looks fantastic and feels great. It does not pinch or pluck hairs at all IME. The screws are one sided and are a real female canine. My third and largest beef with this watch is they're also a single use screw in my opinion. I had to punch two of them out because the threads on the screws were stripped. And then when I resized the bracelet one screw reseated as you would expect it to, and then the other just kept spinning. It's in there and I've been keeping an eye on it and so far it doesn't seem like it is going to go anywhere, but obviously this isn't what you want. I am going to email them and ask them to send me some spares and then very carefully use them with some loctite and call it a day. I guess I don't mind screws in the bracelet really, but they need to use really good fasteners. I'd just as soon Pantor used pins this morning when I was sizing this bracelet. You can also take a look at this bracelet and get an idea of how much fun it is to remove and replace links. But damn it does look great, and very comfortable as well.

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