Preview: BOLDR Odyssey

BOLDR Supply Company is taking its first shot at a diver’s watch with the Odyssey, a 500m automatic set to launch on Kickstarter April 15th.

I don’t have a prototype in hand yet, but the photos show an impressive chunk of chiseled stainless steel with an aggressively scalloped 120-click bezel. It measures 45.5mm wide and just over 14mm thick. Six screws fasten its stamped caseback. It is equipped with all the dive watch goodies one would expect: a double-domed and AR coated sapphire crystal, a screw-down crown with a triple-lock mechanism, and even a helium release valve to take it over the top. 
The tough and respected Seiko NH35 automatic movement handles timekeeping duties. Microbrand fans should know this one well. It is a 24 jewel hacking and hand winding automatic with a 42-hour power reserve, 21.8k bph sweep, and Diashock protection.
Buyers may choose from three variants: Deep Blue with a brushed case and bezel, White Storm with a brushed case and gunmetal bezel, and Ever Black with a black case and bezel. Each has white SuperLume on the markers and hands, and comes with a choice of a polyurethane or a top-grain Italian leather strap with a waterproof coating.

The BOLDR Odyssey is larger than my usual fare, but I do like the looks of this piece, especially that sexy, industrial style bezel. Early bird pricing will start at $259 with an anticipated retail price of $359 for full retail. Sign up for information and Kickstarter alerts, at boldrwatches.com. [Update: the campaign is live https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/882388634/boldr-odyssey-automatic-watch-dive-into-the-next-j ⬩
Photos courtsey of BOLDR



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