Ralf Tech WRX Perlage Dial Diving Watch

Ralf Tech WRX Perlage Dial Diving Watch

Ralf Tech WRX Perlage Dial Diving Watch   wrist time watch reviews

Ralf Tech WRX Perlage Dial Diving Watch   wrist time watch reviews I recently discovered the haphazardly named Ralf Tech line of watches (I'm sorry, but the name "Ralf Tech" inspires no horological confidence). Ralf Tech is a pretty well known diving equipment maker, who now has a few nice lines of diving watches. The French company makes some really nice watches at good prices starting at a few hundred bucks to about three grand for the top of the line limited edition automatic chronograph watches.

Oddly enough, you need to go to Ralf Tech's dedicated watch site, because their regular site has no mention of their watches. Oh, and their watch site is only in French. Honestly, a lot of their watches are really cool, but I am going to focus on just one right now from their WRX line (Subaru is gonna be pissed about that one) of watches. The main pictured watch is awesome because it has a perlage polished aluminum face. There is also a matte polished (is that an oxymoron?) aluminum face version. Perlage polish creates that pattern of overlapping polished circles that is highly reminiscent of high grade machinery. I've never see this type of polish applied to such an affordable watch, and never to a diving watch yet. If we are lucky, this trend will take root and slowly move in on the reign of carbon fiber faced watch that have absolutely saturated the market.

Ralf Tech WRX Perlage Dial Diving Watch   wrist time watch reviews

The Ralf Tech WRX comes with three possible movements. First is a movement that is probably licensed from Seiko called E-Matic. It is the same as a Seiko Kinetic movement, having a rotor that recharges a battery that powered an quartz movement. It has a power reserve of 60 days. There are also two limited editions that have true automatic mechanical movements with an ETA 2824-2 or ETA  Valjoux 7750 chronograph version. These are of course the picks of the litter, but are going to be more expensive and harder to come by. By the way the ETA 2824-2 movement based WRX watch is about 1500 Euros.

Ralf Tech WRX Perlage Dial Diving Watch   wrist time watch reviews These are hardcore diving watches at heart. Water resistant to a healthy 400 meters, that 47.5mm wide watches have a very thick 6mm sapphire crystal that is doubly coated with anti-reflective coating. The cases are chunky with a completely protected crown, and large bezel that can be operated with gloves on. The styling of the watch is pure function without being ugly. I like the large Super LumiNova covered hands and widely separated number markers. These are going to be great for low light usage. You'll noticed that the line offers various color treatment that are white, black, blue, or orange. These are for style or underwater visibility. There is an available rubber strap, but the standard strap is a high quality stamped leather strap with a deployment or buckle clasp. With nice looks and fair pricing (even though they have a silly name), I am going to give the Ralf Tech WRX diver watch line my aBlogtoRead.com Seal of Approval award. Now they just need to have wider US presence an English language watch website.

See Ralf Tech items on eBay here.

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Ralf Tech WRX Perlage Dial Diving Watch   wrist time watch reviews
Ralf Tech WRX E Matic dive Watch 400m 1300 ft
$399.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6h 45m

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RALF TECH WRX A Hybrid O Steel ULTRA LTD Edition 50 pieces only 1000mt Diver
$1,378.34 (25 Bids)
Time Remaining: 21h 49m

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RALF TECH WRX C Automatic Day Pre Owned perfect conditions
$3,192.03
Time Remaining: 3d 4h 21m
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RALF TECH WRX HYBRID automatic 500 METER dive MENS MILITARY WATCH 134 300 made
$2,500.00
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 26m
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RALF TECH WRX C DAY AUTOMATIC DIVER
$2,600.00
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RALF TECH WRX E MATIC CAFE CRUISER DIVER
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5 comments
koh tao dive
koh tao dive

I agree that Ralf Tech aren't top of the list of high end watch makers, but equally I'm impressed at what a good kob they have done here. It's a nice timepiece and I might have to try one one.

Diving Koh Tao
Diving Koh Tao

I'm working in Thailand - Ralf Tech is pretty popular and well know here, yet I had no idea they're also making dedicated diving watches until now. They should whack the watches on their main site.

Oscar
Oscar

Dear All,

I have a diving watches dedicated blog where you can get all the infos about the main diving watches releases.

Unfortunately it is only in french for the moment but who nows in the future...

Just to give you one info that I got a few monthes ago:

RALF TECH is now billingual!

The main website is both in french/swiss and english/american.

The adress: www.ralftech.com

There is also an american website: www.ralftechusa.com

Best regards,
Oscar

Mike
Mike

After reading your excellent review on the Ralf Tech WRX I went ahead and purchased one. Should be a great diver with a rubber strap makeover from the stock leather band. Thanks for the review!

admin
admin

Cool. Thanks for letting me know. Enjoy the piece.