Monday, November 30, 2020

The Squale 200 Meter

Courtesy of Squale
Now ordinarily I am not a proponent of the "Shopping Guide" / "Gift Idea for the Watchlover" schtick, because it is inevitably advertorial secured by outlets.  And beyond that, and maybe I am getting either old fashioned or just plain grumpy, but the majority of people out there (watch fans and otherwise) cannot really justify several hundreds, if not thousands of dollars for something like this. Let's be honest, despite what the Tweed Mafia will tell you, a several thousand dollar timekeeper is not a stocking stuffer.  I don't care how good Santa thinks you've been.

Now having said that, I also know from my experience working at DOXA that there are those "milestone" holidays where the watch recipient "to be" has been particularly good, or had a special achievement. Their partner, parent, significant other, boss or good friend wants to take this opportunity to do something special and a holiday gift feels like the right opportunity. And yes, even this Grinch gets that.  

Enter the Squale 200 Meter
So let's get back to today's topic - the Squale 200 Meter. It ticks a lot of boxes for watch fans. A brand with some history, a timeless diver, made of sturdy stuff and powered by an ETA 2824-2.

But most of all, as it pertains to reality - it is priced at a point that while a stretch for some folks, if planned for might be within the realms of possibility -

Just south of $595.00 US at the Squale USA site.

Here are the pertinents -

Swiss ETA 2824-2 Automatic (self-winding)

Polished and brushed 316L stainless steel, 40mm x 12.1mm thick (13.5mm thick including dome crystal)

Solid screw-in back

Domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal

SEL stainless steel bracelet with deployant closure, 20mm lug

Water Resistant: 
200 meters

2 Year

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