Islander 38mm Automatic Dive Watch with Solid-Link Bracelet, AR Sapphire Crystal, and Luminous Dual-Time Ceramic Bezel Insert #ISL-20


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Product Code: ISL-20
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 Dual-Time Ceramic Bezel Insert #ISL-20

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
dual-time ceramic insert that is also treated with SuperLuminova for a maximum glow-in-the-dark experience when lights go out. The dual-time bezel lets you track a second 12 hour time zone. It is very easy to use.

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: The bracelet has solid links, and solid end links. Screws are now used for adjustments (instead of pins) for sizing the bracelet. It now also features a robust milled scissor push-button deployant clasp with three position micro-adjustment. 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, Milled Scissor 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, screws for size adjustment
  • Milled scissor deployant clasp with 3 position micro adjust
  • Water Resistant to 200 Meters
  • Unidirectional 120 click bezel
  • Superluminova C3 Luminous dual-time ceramic bezel insert
  • Drilled end lugs
  • C3 superluminova
  • 1 yr warranty

Customer Review

43 Reviews

  • 2
    Had lots of problems

    Posted by Mark on Apr 26th 2021

    The paint on the top of the bezel was too thin so I sent it back twice. Each time there were more scratches on the back and sides.

  • 5

    Posted by William Ayton on Mar 8th 2021

    This is a whole lot of watch for the money, very high quality for only $299 and a great choice for folks whose wrist is <7 inches. Bracelet in particular is of a high standard with the links having nice articulation to enable the watch to have a nice comfortable fit on wrist and is easy to size with the included screwdriver. The dial & world time bezel insert choices are excellently judged with the sapphire crystal giving off a very subtle blue hue in the right lighting conditions. In short, this thing feels like a more expensive watch & gives some of the swiss made crew something to think about. As one famous Seiko Tuna wearing actor once said, "I'll be back..."

  • 5
    Gorgeous, durable watch + great service

    Posted by M. on Mar 7th 2021

    The ISL-20 is a fantastic piece. The build quality is nearly unparalleled for the price. Marc offers top-notch customer service and communication as well, a major plus to this brand. I cannot recommend this line and seller enough. I look forward to more Islanders in the future.

  • 4
    Excellent value

    Posted by Allan Andrews on Mar 7th 2021

    I purchased the 013 as I thought the 42/43mm version would be too big. However having worn the 013 which wears smaller than its 38mm diameter I think the 42/43mm version would have suited me better. That being said the watch is excellent value and quality keeping very good time to a few seconds a day. I’m not a fan of the bevelled edge of the flat sapphire crystal which exaggerates the reflection of the hour markers on the dial which I find distracting. I have replaced the original bracelet which was fitted with the islander jubilee style bracelet which I think suits the watch much better. The screw links are very handy when sizing the bracelet but perhaps the clasp could be improved. Overall given the hacking & hand winding movement, ceramic bezel insert, solid end links and sapphire crystal this watch will take some beating at the price. I’ll probably be back for a 42/43mm version with a double domed crystal.

  • 5
    Perfect everyday boat floater

    Posted by martin moore on Feb 13th 2021

    Marc has produced a real gem. Nothing feels cheap on this watch. Bracelet fits like glove. Love the clasp assembly. Screw holes for strap changes gives it a vintage vibe. Beautiful to look at. Keeps great time. Holy cow. Why didn't I see this watch sooner before I unloaded big dollars for overpriced watches which did not float my boat.

  • 5
    very high quality for the money

    Posted by Unknown on Feb 1st 2021

    Very satisfied, wear the watch every day. Easy to remove links for sizing with the included screwdriver. Beautiful design and wears perfectly for my wrist size.

  • 5
    The perfect watch for small wrists!

    Posted by Carlos Gallardo-Candia on Jan 27th 2021

    I got this watch a couple of days ago and I have to be honest, this little watch is better than I thought! I always wanted to get an SKX013, but the specs and poor QC never convinced me to pull the trigger, until I heard about the Islander. I had this 38mm diver, on my cart for months until I decided to buy it a couple of days ago. The weight felt weird at the beginning because I was not used to the 'heaviness' (small wrist = small and lightweight watches in my collection), but after a couple of hours, it didn't feel heavy at all. The size is perfect, the bezel (dual time) is stunning and I really liked the feel of it. Bracelet feels premium and it works great for my 6¼. My first Islander and definitely, not my last one.

  • 5
    Exceptional quality, wears a bit small for a 38MM

    Posted by Rhett Redelings on Dec 22nd 2020

    Had 2 small scratches on the left side of the case. The point of this watch is to see some action & get scuffed, so no big deal *at $299.00*. Movement feels solid, no play turning the hands. Winds with a kind of silkiness unusual at even much higher price points. The bezel turn is quiet, assured, & feels professional. Build quality & finishing on watch & bracelet are exceptional. Well designed, well made & durable. Watch gains on average about 5 seconds per day, which is totally acceptable. Only quibble for me, is that it wears smaller than expected, probably due to the chamfered bezel, the bevel on the crystal, which seems more extreme than the SKX013, & makes it hard to see the chapter ring. I am glad I never pulled the trigger on a SKX013, and I like this watch so much, I am already planning my next Islander purchase.

  • 5
    Great watch at a great price.

    Posted by Caustic_Man on Dec 3rd 2020

    Great specs, great watch, great price.