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Boschett Harpoon

on Tue Dec 12 2017, 15:39
Boschett Harpoon......
i have been after one of these for a few years now so when you opportunity came up i jumped, it arrived this morning and i am over the moon, its way better than expected

Movement = Miyota 9015
Solid end link bracelet with screws
316L surgical grade SS
Superluminova treated hands and markers
1000m water resistant
Automatic helium release valve
4.34mm thick AR coated sapphire crystal
Screw-down crown and caseback
Rotating bezel with scratch resistant ceramic insert, black has fully luminous markings
Dimensions: Case - 45mm w/o crown (9-3) 47mm (10-4), Height - 15.5mm, Lug width - 24mm, Lug-to-Lug - 52mm

the watch comes with the 3 bezels, i plain steel, i steel with number 1 to 15 picked out in red and 1 lume filled black ceramic which is probably the one i will wear most, to change the bezels is really simple, easy and secure and once fitted there is no chance of the bezel dropping off.
the bezel edge is slightly raised to protect the insert and crystal









the quality and attention to detail on this watch is IMO astounding and for me at least, it brings into question the ethics of selling similar time pieces costing thousands of pounds more, this is a brand that is punching well above its weight.

the watch wears much smaller than the specs would suggest although i think the black bezel helps there, but also the shape and height helps to disguise the 47mm width.
its certainly no featherweight at a touch under 300g Shocked , but i have others around the same weight so for me at least its a non issue
little touches like the heavily embossed screw down crown, the "Harpoon" second hand and the beautifully engraved case back showing a diver spearing a Dragon helps to make this watch quite unique in a market full of sameness [ is that a word? scratch ]
another really nice touch which i cant remember seeing on any other watch is the Perlage finish on the internal parts of the bracelet clasp.
the bracelet at 24mm wide doesnt disappoint and is comfortable and well made with screwed links and solid endlinks
the clash has a ratchet system for the dive suit extension which is easy a quick to use
I cant forget the Miyota 9015, the smooth tick of this highbeat movement is not something i will tire of















and a lovely pale blue lume shot




I do like the Boschett brand, so much so i have a Boschett Cave Dweller lined up for January......same make same style but different enough to warrant a place with me Very Happy





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Re: Boschett Harpoon

on Tue Dec 12 2017, 17:45
At first glance it reminds me of a Sinn U1



I can certainly see why this appealed to you it is a nice chunky size . I think the idea of interchangable bezels is a brilliant idea and more watch brands should do this .

Boschett is not a brand that I am too familiar with ( well its not Seiko is it Very Happy ) but from you description and photos the build quality looks to be exceptional , another part that is appealing to me is the bracelet it is very much like chainmail , your watch case has a suit of armour protecting it Smile

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Re: Boschett Harpoon

on Thu Dec 14 2017, 13:59
I've seen a few off these and I love the look of them especially on the black been insert looks geogeous , but I've always wondered with the bezel being interchangeable would they wear after alot off changing making the bezel loose in time
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Re: Boschett Harpoon

on Thu Dec 14 2017, 14:08
@Iceblue wrote:I've seen a few off these and I love the look of them especially on the black been insert looks geogeous , but I've always wondered with the bezel being interchangeable would they wear after alot off changing making the bezel loose in time  


its quite a clever system they use which relies on close tolerances, but most if not all the wear will be in the bezel gasket which unlike most others divers being silicon, Boschett uses a hard white nyl;on, you would really need to try the swap and bezel action to get a feel of how positive it really is, i have now worries at all

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Re: Boschett Harpoon

on Thu Dec 14 2017, 14:15
Good stuff it's good to no about the bezel system and makes me want one even more
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Re: Boschett Harpoon

on Thu Dec 14 2017, 14:25
@Iceblue wrote:Good stuff it's good to no about the bezel system and makes me want one even more

i dont think it would disappoint, its one of the best made watches i have had

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Re: Boschett Harpoon

on Thu Dec 14 2017, 19:21
Thanks buddy guess what I'm on the search for lol
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Re: Boschett Harpoon

on Thu Dec 14 2017, 19:31
@Iceblue wrote:Thanks buddy guess what I'm on the search for lol

good luck ...you could try the Boschett forum, most of the watches for sale are in the USA

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Re: Boschett Harpoon

on Thu Dec 14 2017, 20:04
Great write up and pictures. 


It looks fantastic and obviously is going by your description and it’s specs. 


Size seems to be important with modern watches though I feel at some point that trend / fashion will have to reverse. 


This watch looks really well proportioned but with some of the larger watches the casing seems to dominate the watch with the dial being quite small. It’s in part my eyesight but  I just don’t find it easy to tell the time.


The one spec with your new watch I was amazed by is the weight. I can’t imagine what it would be like wearing a watch that is almost 300 grammes.  What a Face  


Its certainly a great addition to your collection & one I’m sure that will be getting a lot of wrist time and deservedly so. Very Happy
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