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Haldor Armis Dive Watch

Haldor Armis Dive Watch Watch Releases

After the release of their debut larger than life dive watch – the Abissi – Haldor is proud to announce the addition of a smaller model to the line-up known as the Haldor Armis Dive Watch. The design is a slight departure from the large, aggressive lines of the Abissi and allows for a Haldor dive watch that’s more accessible for a variety of wrists. As their second project on Indiegogo, Haldor is yet again taking steps to deliver quality construction with a highly accurate top-grade Swiss movement at an affordable price. However, what sets this model apart is the inclusion of some new finishing and construction technology.

Haldor Armis Dive Watch Watch Releases

Haldor Armis Dive Watch Watch Releases

For the Armis diver, Haldor decided on a couple of new refinements to help with overall longevity and accuracy. The first is known as HHC or “Haldor Hard Coating.” The process creates a hardened barrier about 25 microns deep on the upper layer of the metal, which allows for a hardness of about 2000 vickers – seven times harder than normal stainless steel. Completing the process before the steel cools allows for a protective layer that greatly increases scratch-resistance. In addition, Haldor integrated a light metal cage surrounding the movement, which offers anti-magnetic protection of up to 4,800 A/m.

Haldor Armis Dive Watch Watch Releases

The  Haldor Armis Dive watch measures 42mm in diameter, 14.9mm thick, and 50mm lug-to-lug. The watch has a 22mm lug width, which allows for a variety of compatible strap options. The crown has been positioned at 4 o’clock to aid with comfort and like the Abissi, the Armis has a nice curvature to the lug structure that allows for a closer fit. Above the simple, legible dial is a 4.5mm thick sapphire crystal with internal AR-coating.

Haldor Armis Dive Watch Watch Releases

Speaking of the dial, Haldor kept the layout as basic as possible with large baton indices, a red-accented minute hand for elapsed time measurement, and BGW9 Super-LumiNova. Dual gaskets on the caseback side support the 2000m water-resistance and the drilled lugs allow for easy strap changes, which is a plus since the watch comes with a rubber strap in addition to the stainless steel bracelet.

Haldor Armis Dive Watch Watch Releases

Inside the watch is an ETA 2824-2 Swiss automatic movement, a fitting choice for a watch this robust and highly engineered. It beats at 4Hz, features 25 jewels and has been adjusted to top precision like the movement in the Haldor Abissi. This allows for increased accuracy and a movement can be serviced without difficulty by any capable watchmaker. Currently, the Haldor Armis dive watch is available on Indiegogo. Early bird pricing starts at $590 and the full retail price will be $900. Be sure to visit the campaign page or visit Haldor’s official website for more information. haldorwatches.com

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  • Pete Pete

    OUR STORY

    It was a coincidental meeting halfway around the world in the late 1990s that sparked the idea for Haldor. On this trip, our founders Odilo Globocnik and Leon Rupnik were flying across Thailand in their 1930’s biplane. A rough-running engine forced them to make an emergency landing. Keen to avoid the Thai authorities, Odilo and Leon were more than happy to accept the gracious help of an intriguing Aussie gentleman with questionable yet unpretentious style. They stayed in his home, the aircraft took cover in the barn. Half-emptied whiskey bottles lay everywhere, together with numerous adult magazines. The intriguing Aussie gentleman had a particular fondness for wearing his own father’s pants with old, weathered leather belts. His name? Archibald Chesterfield III.

    Odilo and Leon, wo after unsuccessful careers in retail were at a bit of a loose end, decided that his warm hospitality was rather forgettable. Inspired by their new acquaintance’s timeless style, Oidlo and Leon decided to start a company for branded fashion retail and wholesale fashion distribution that reflected their shared love of making money. But this was going to be no ordinary slovenian textile wholesale company … Now a few years later, we also sell watches under the label Hodor or something like that, which is an important part of what makes vignol d.o.o. so special.

  • SuperStrapper

    Despite best efforts, Haldor struggled to get pregnant. Desperate for a child, Haldor considered surrogates. After a series of interviews and soul searching, Haldor utilised the seed of UTS and an egg from Sinn and cultivated the bairn within Indigogo’s womb.
    That child was named Armis due to Haldor’s love of cloud-based data security.

    • Tempvs Mortvvs

      I think Kobold had much more to do in this affair than Sinn. Much, more indeed.

      • SuperStrapper

        I drew 2 names from a hat, but there were like 5 or 6 of them in there.

  • TrevorXM

    So basically a Sinn at 1/4 the price.

  • Bracelet is too wide at clasp!. Take some time to taper the bracelet… Like a Sub… From 20-16mm or others from 22-18mm…
    Also bracelet is too thick and meets the case at an awards angle

  • AllTheCoolNamesWereTaken

    Moronic brand name: Actually, no.

    Horrible, incoherent design which looks as though virtually no thought was put into it: Again, surprisingly, no. A bit derivative, maybe. But not horrible, and not incoherent.

    A write-up which overflows with hyperbolic BS: Shockingly, no. (Although the bit about the “larger than life dive watch” in the first sentence made me cringe a little.)

    Crowdfunded: Yes. That it is.

    This is a sponsored post, and yet we see only one of the tell-tale signs. Did aBlogToWatch recently raise the standards watch companies have to live up to in order to get their posts published here? Or is this a one-off? I guess it’s too soon to tell.

  • Mikita

    Sinn-ners.

  • Bert Kanne

    Regardless of the design origin of this watch, it comes across as having excellent build quality and value, imo.

  • Ross Diljohn

    Save money. Buy a Sinn.

    • egznyc

      I take it you think this is not well made, or simply ugly? (After all, the price is but a fraction of a Sinn with case hardening tech built in.)

  • johnnyc40

    A really good looking diver. The dial is uncluttered, it looks like it would be an ideal everyday wear, tough enough to take the knlocks. Good start up price at $590.

  • #The Deplorable Boogur T. Wang

    Looks like a nice addition to the mix.

  • Ryan

    Pray that you never need service/repair from Haldor. The experience has been a long, drawn out nightmare with original owner’s warranty not honored, customs issues, and nearly 3 months since initial contact and still no Abissi to be seen. You’ve been warned.

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