Islander 38mm Automatic Dive Watch with Solid-Link Bracelet, AR Sapphire Crystal, and Luminous Ceramic Bezel Insert #ISL-05


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Product Code: ISL-05
List Price: $399.00
Island Watch Price: $299.00
Savings: $100.00

Islander 38mm Automatic Dive Watch with Solid-Link Bracelet, AR Sapphire Crystal, and Luminous Ceramic Bezel Insert #ISL-05

Island Watch would like to introduce you to the new Islander dive watch. You will immediately notice that is has a very familiar 38mm case with an offset screw-down crown at 4:00. Thickness is 13mm and tip to tip it is a very wearable 44.5mm. Note that the lug ends are drilled for easier bracelet to strap changes. The case back has a rendering of Long Island on it along with the Islander name, Island Watch and 200 meter water resistance.

Inside the case is an NH36, 24-jewel automatic movement with 21,600 vibrations per hour. This self-winding movement supports hand winding and hacks (seconds hand stops when you pull out the crown). Power reserve is about 41 hours fully wound. The NH36 also has both a day and date wheel viewed at 3:00 on the dial.

The black dial has SuperLuminova on the hands and hour makers and the Island Watch logo is luminous under 12:00. The 120-click uni-directional bezel has a scratch-resistant black (
diver marked) ceramic insert that is also treated with SuperLuminova for a maximum glow-in-the-dark experience when lights go out. It's bright and long lasting.

The dial has enhanced visibility due to the use of an anti-reflective flat sapphire crystal that also guards against scratches. The anti-reflective coating is on the underside of the sapphire and it imparts a bluish hue at some viewing angles.

Upgraded: We have enhanced the bracelet with solid links, solid end links and a dual push-button milled scissor deployant clasp with three position micro-adjustment. Screws are now used (instead of pins) for sizing the bracelet. Also, The crown is now signed with the Island Watch logo.

NOTE: The Islander dive and dual-time watch is compatible with aftermarket parts available at Island Watch (and elsewhere) for the SKX013 models, such as crystals, bezels, inserts, chapter rings, dials, hands, bracelets, etc.

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Product Features
  • Movement:NH36 Automatic (self-winding, hand wind, hacks)
  • Case:Stainless steel, 38mm x 13mm thick. 44.5mm tip to tip
  • Back:Engraved screw-in back
  • Crystal:Anti-reflective (blue hue) flat sapphire
  • Band:Bracelet with all solid links, Push-Button Deployant Clasp, 20mm.
  • Water Resistant:200 meters
  • Warranty:1 Year
  • SII NH36 Movement with day and date
  • 38mm x 13mm x 44.5mm
  • Solid screw back, etched
  • Flat sapphire, blue AR underside
  • Bracelet with solid end links, solid links, friction pins for size adjustment
  • Flip-lock deployant with 3 position micro adjust
  • Water Resistant to 200 Meters
  • Unidirectional 120 click bezel
  • Superluminova C3 Luminous ceramic insert
  • Drilled end lugs
  • C3 superluminova
  • 1 yr warranty

Customer Review

75 Reviews

  • 4
    Islander 38mm Diver

    Posted by Ben on Apr 17th 2021

    I bought this watch after looking for a Seiko SKX013 and finding that it had been discontinued. I am so glad that I did! The Islander has all the features that I wanted that were lacking in the Seiko...sapphire crystal, hand winding/hacking ability, drilled lugs, ceramic bezel. The only critique I would give is that the jubilee bracelet it came on is a little too bling-y for my taste, but it was easily remedied with a swap for a curved end rubber dive strap. Would be nice to see that as an option in the future, but now I have a great jubilee bracelet to dress it up if I need to. The watch runs a bit slow at around -6 seconds per day, which is well within the specs for the movement so I’m not too concerned. I’ll just monitor it for a while to make sure there aren’t any drastic discrepancies. Perfect diver for slender wrists!

  • 5

    Posted by Brett on Apr 1st 2021

    I really like this watch. I had wanted to get an SKX013, but with them being discontinued, the price seems to have doubled. I actually think this watch is better in terms of the movement, band, crystal and just in general. Very happy.

  • 5
    Great Watch

    Posted by John Jackson on Mar 15th 2021

    I love this watch. I'm a retired tradesman so good tools have always been important to me. I was shopping for another automatic watch as I'm trying to purge all of my quartz watches to get away from batteries. I've owned a Rolex since the 80s and it continues to serve me well. With age comes wisdom (hopefully), so a great tool that is also a great value is a great find. Thank you to Mark for putting the Islander line together. I wish him great success as I think he deserves it.

  • 5

    Posted by Frank Favale on Feb 18th 2021

    Ordered with no issues and received the watch within 5 days. Happy with the quality.

  • 5
    Islander 38mm Automatic Dive Watch

    Posted by David Rodham on Jan 30th 2021

    Excellent product and a fantastic first time purchasing experience. I look forward to future purchases.

  • 5
    Islander 38mm Diver

    Posted by Keith on Jan 29th 2021

    Really nice watch, looks great and fits well. Quick shipment.

  • 5
    ISL 05

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 25th 2021

    Very happy with watch and Islander staff. Prompt replies from Marc. Definitely, would purchase again. Only con was slow USPS shipping. Would suggest fedex or UPS next time. Watch looks great and feels great.

  • 5
    Great Value

    Posted by Tiga on Nov 26th 2020

    This watch has become my go to during the work week. The 38mm case is perfect for smaller wrists, and I ts durability and ruggedness is perfect for everyday use. If you’re looking for solid materials and features at a great price I highly recommend an Islander.

  • 5
    Only minor gripes, great piece

    Posted by Dallas A on Nov 5th 2020

    Can't find a better value. Pros-everything you could ask for. Ceramic lumed bezel, sapphire crystal with AR, drilled lugs, solid en links, milled clasp, screw pins. NH36 movement with hacking/hand wind. It's much better than any stock skx, and a complete STEAL. Works with skx parts. Cons. One of my links was warped and wouldn't take a screw pin, which is fine because I had to remove 3 or 4 links. The crystal is great, however the outside edge distorts the dial. Fine on the 42, but on the 38 it's impossible to see the chapter ring without angling it. (It's aligned). A big complaint I have that I will remedy myself is the crown guards are very sharp, as well as a few sharp finishes on the bracelet. No big deal for the price as the bracelet is great, especially for a 300 dollar piece. I don't want to file the crown guards down but I may have to. The bezel can be stiff. Applied silicone grease and worked the bezel. Thanks to Marc and all the staff at LIW. Phenomenal.