RedSea Six Pounder & Holystone Watches

RedSea Six Pounder & Holystone Watches

RedSea Six Pounder & Holystone Watches   watch releases

RedSea Six Pounder & Holystone Watches   watch releases

Welcome to new dive watch brand RedSea. Another Fan-diver brand. Meaning a couple of people who love watches - dive watches - decided they wanted a diver in "their image." So Red Sea was born, and if your tastes are similar to theirs, have they got a watch for you. There are two models, but they are basically the same watch with two dials. The Six Pounder is easily the most avant garde of the two. With its BRM watch style hands - you have an interesting use of borrowed aesthetic for a dive watch. The rear of the watches have a pirate style skull and crossed swords engraving that pretty much makes everything it is applied to a bit more bad ass. Do modern pirates have flags anymore? I wonder. I don't think they have ships they are super proud of anymore...

The real Red sea is one of the best places in the world for diving. The high salt, very clear water is home to a ton of tropical fish. Right underneath Israel, the warm waters are a hot spot for nature lovers who dive into the waters to see the beautiful fish and invertebrate creatures.. So it makes total sense to have a dive watch brand named after the body of water. Though, I don't think there are many pirates in that sea. The names of the watches - those are from nick-names that pirates use for cannons (apparently).

RedSea Six Pounder & Holystone Watches   watch releases

Both watches are in 44mm wide steel cases that are also available in a black PVD version. Proportions are all large and chunky for lovers of big and bulky watches (myself included). An important note is that the lume is done by LUM-TEC. Who makes a great alternative to the very expensive SuperLumiNova. Inside the watches are Japanese Miyota 9015 automatic movements that usually perform admirably. Looks aren't band, and I especially like the design of the rotating diver's bezel. The hour markers are thick with lume, but not too large. A lot like older Rolex Submariners. The orange and red hands should be easy to read as well. The case is water resistant to 300 meters and the crystal is AR coated sapphire.

RedSea Six Pounder & Holystone Watches   watch releases

RedSea Six Pounder & Holystone Watches   watch releases

RedSea Six Pounder & Holystone Watches   watch releases

If you get a RedSea watch, they include three straps. The metal bracelet, a rubber strap, and a NATO style strap. Hopefully there will be a changing tool included as well. Price for the watches is $665 in steel, and $695 in PVD steel. Though right now during the pre-order phase, the watches are $100 less, at $565 and $596 respectively for steel and PVD. Just to remove any confusion - both the Six Pounder and Holystone watches have the same price.

Inspired by the pirates’ name for cannons, the Six Pounder features rugged construction and unique styling. The hands replicate a cannon with lumed cannon balls. The sweeping Miyota 9015 movement second hand illuminates at the tip — looking like a burning cannon wick as it moves around the dial.

13 comments
Fordo
Fordo

In case anyone reads this further, the watches have been delivered, 3 or so weeks ago for the late arriving Six-Pounder...earlier for the Holystone, and they are, indeed, BAD-ASS.

I have the Six-Pounder PVD and it is a combination of manliness and elegance. Seriously, it's one great looking watch. This coming from a man who USED TO exclusively wear a 1967 Omega Speedmaster! It would be difficult to find a better value for such a great looking watch.

Eddie
Eddie

Hi, when could i buy this watch? & how long take for delibery i have been waiting for it. thanks

Troy
Troy

Hi Mike,
We are very glad you like our designs!
Production is slated to take place at the end of this month with watches shipping Winter 2010. With that said we are only making 300 total units so it's a "wait at your own risk" :)

Regards,
Troy & Josh
RedSea Watches

Mike
Mike

Any idea when delivery might take place if an order were placed today? Are these already being produced? I'd love to replace my TAG Aquaracer with one of these and add one other watch with the savings :)

gowanut
gowanut

That's a great looking design, but to be fair, you should make it clear that the images are computer generated renderings and not not actual photos.

BIG CHRONO
BIG CHRONO

I apologize for seeming petulant, but that looks
like a vintage divers helmet, & not a skull that
adorns the back.

Troy
Troy

John - Glad you like them! These can be purchased on www.redseawatches.com

Ritchie - We are very excited about Miyota movement as well! The 9015 is a great movement that will be completely smooth sweeping (28,800 BPH!).

Thanks,
Troy; co-founder
RedSea Watches

Ritchie
Ritchie

Wow, where can we order these beautiful divers! They are decently priced and I kinda like the Holystone better because its a little more conservative. The Miyota movements are actually pretty decent from experience with the early Technomarine dive watches. Kudos to the makers of these RedSea watches.

John
John

This RED SEA Divers is really Cool!!! Where can you buy this watch?

Ed
Ed

Hi Ariel,

I've recently discovered your blog and find it a great read. It is also very useful as I try to learn about watches.

This watch is certainly bad-ass. But what are your thoughts on the look of PVD compared to steel?

admin
admin

Thanks for the update!

admin
admin

Isn't that obvious though?

admin
admin

You get the idea! lol

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