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Review: Obris Morgan Explorer Blue/Blue/Brushed

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biglove  
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October 29, 2013 01:19PM
Received my first Obris Morgan watch this past week and just wanted to pass along my impressions.

Model: Explorer D.013.01.A, aka Explorer
Version: Blue face/Blue bezel/Brushed stainless

Was excited to be able to catch this one before it sold out and debated for some time on the options of finish and color.

Came in an Invictaesque orange box with the label not quite centered in its place. Nice touch is the addition of a micro screwdriver for change of screw bar (does not fit link screws) and a really nice silicone strap. Noted one screw bar a bit loose and tightened it up. May need to place a dab of Locktite on the screw bars as have read of them not wanting to stay tight. Will likely do this as a precaution.

Bracelet links are easy enough to remove and the screws are quite secure and the bracelet quality is excellent, IMHO. The bracelet may well be the best part of the watch!

Love the way it fits my 7 1/2" wrist. The Miyota movement is SMOOTH and has not lost/gained any appreciable time over the first week of wear.
The screw down crown is tool size large and easy to operate with no grinding. Odd thing is that when fully screwed in there is a gap between the crown and the case. I have no doubt that it is water resistant but wondering if this is intentional?

Bezel moves easily and I do note a bit of wiggle at times in both directions but none noted when at 12 o'clock mark. Note that the "30" mark on the bezel is what I consider upside down but it is growing on me.

Only detractors that I can see are the fact that the face is not as deep a blue as appeared on the website and, to my eyes, is actually a lighter blue than the bezel. Wondering if that might be due to type of AR coating on the sapphire crystal? And the lume...well, I am not so sure about that "SuperLuminova" claim. Yeah, it will shine with the lights off IF you torch it with a flashlight. The lume can be seen in a completely dark room without doing so but it is a struggle. Lume is sub-par vs my Orient Ray's and Seiko OM.

Overall I am extremely pleased by this watch, especially at this price! The fit and design overcome the shortcomings noted, for me at least.

WILL be buying more from them in the future and recommend this watch.





















Specs, per Obris Morgan website:
Automatic Calibre : Miyota 9015
Material : SUS316L Stainless Steel
Frequency : 28,800 bph (beats per hour)
Accuracy : +/- 10 sec/day
Dial : SuperLuminova Lumed (C1) indices Hands:
Hour : 2 Face blasted Skeleton hand fill superluminova lume (C1)
Minute : 2 Face blasted Skeleton hand fill superluminova lume (C1)
Second : blasted Skeleton hand fill superluminova lume (C1)

Case : 316L Stainless Steel- Brush
Bezel : 120 Clicks uni-directional bezel
Movement holder : 316L Stainless Steel
Dimensions : 42mm diameter, 12mm thickness include Case Back, 10mm thickness without Case Back
Lug to Lug width : 51mm Lug width : 20mm
Lug to Lug width : 51mm

Automatic Helium Escape Valve (Operate on 4 atm pressure inside)
Crown : Stainless Steel - Brush Finishing
Water Resistance: 20 ATM / 200 meters
Case back: Solid 316L Stainless Steel
Crystal : 2.4mm thickness Sapphire (Single side anti-reflective coated)

Net Weight with Bracelet : 214g
Price: $279.00 USD w/ free shipping

Package included :
Spare screw bar & screw
Medium Soft PU strap
Instruction Manual
Warranty Card
SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

Review: Obris Morgan Explorer Blue/Blue/Brushed Jpeg Attachments

biglove336October 29, 2013 01:19PM

Nice review of a good looking model. (n/t)

Jittery Jim29October 30, 2013 05:02PM

Thanks for the great review!

Dre17October 30, 2013 03:10PM

Excellent review! Thank you! Thumbs up! (n/t)

DanB17October 30, 2013 03:13AM

That looks really good! Has some great attributes, like the bezel, hands,dial, crown, HEV and 9015 movement.

Timemiser29October 30, 2013 01:42AM

Clapping! Wonderful Watch or Accessory Review Cheers! >

Adam in NYC16October 29, 2013 06:04PM

Very nice, very well made, looks like it's money well worth! Thumbs up!

James T. KirkĀ©28October 29, 2013 04:48PM

I looked at those too. Very nice choice. (n/t)

Lawrence Talbot16October 29, 2013 04:35PM

Thank you! for the Watch or Accessory Review and pics >> Jpeg Attachments

Dave M34October 29, 2013 03:35PM

Re: Thank you! for the Watch or Accessory Review and pics >> Jpeg Attachments

biglove20October 30, 2013 06:14PM

Congrats. Great looking watch. Thanks for the review Thumbs up! (n/t)

pumpkin200123October 29, 2013 03:30PM

Very nice looking diver.Thumbs up! Congrats and enjoy. (n/t)

Mark C.23October 29, 2013 02:16PM

Thank you! Congrats and enjoy. Another winner from them. Thumbs up! (n/t)

Robmks29October 29, 2013 02:06PM

A very nice one! Thumbs up!Smile (n/t)

IF22October 29, 2013 01:29PM

Thanks for the review and great pics Travis clapping (n/t)

Reto21October 29, 2013 01:26PM



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