Islander Automatic Dive Watch with AR Double Dome Sapphire Crystal, and Luminous Ceramic Bezel Insert #ISL-12

Islander Automatic Dive Watch with AR Double Dome Sapphire Crystal, and Luminous Ceramic Bezel Insert #ISL-12

Island Watch would like to introduce you to the new Islander dive watch. The 45mm case with an offset screw-down crown at 4:00 has been sandblasted for a non-reflective finish. Thickness is 16.5mm and tip to tip it is a very wearable 47mm (i.e. the watch does not wear big on your wrist). The watch has a 200 meter water resistance rating.

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 coin-edge bezel has a scratch-resistant black (
diver marked) ceramic insert that is also treated with SuperLuminova for a maximum glow-in-the-dark experience in the dark. It is quite bright and long lasting with a good charge of bright light or sunshine. An LED flashlight with charge it very quickly.

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

The ISL-12 watch comes on a two-piece black nylon strap with stainless steel keepers and buckle. Note that the lug ends are drilled for easier strap changes.

NOTE: The Islander dive and dual-time watch is compatible with aftermarket parts available at Island Watch (and elsewhere) for turtle 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, 45mm x 16.5mm thick. 47mm tip to tip
  • Back:Engraved screw-in back
  • Crystal:Anti-reflective (blue hue) Double-dome Sapphire
  • Band:Black 3-Ring, Two-Piece Nylon, 22mm lug width
  • Water Resistant:200 meters
  • Warranty:1 Year
  • Discontinued:Yes
  • SII NH36 Movement with day and date
  • 45mm x 16.5mm x 47mm
  • Solid screw back, etched
  • Double-Dome sapphire, blue AR underside
  • Black 3-Ring, Two-Piece Nylon, 22mm lug width
  • Water Resistant to 200 Meters
  • Unidirectional 120 click bezel
  • Superluminova C3 Luminous ceramic insert
  • Drilled end lugs
  • C3 superluminova
  • 1 yr warranty

Customer Review

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Customer Review

23 Reviews

  • 5
    Performance Review

    Posted by Joe Ulm on Jan 27th 2021

    Happy the watch is everything they said it was. Comfortable, love the way it looks and functions. Tickled Pink

  • 5
    5 star

    Posted by Freddie Justice on Jan 7th 2021

    5 star

  • 5

    Posted by Ray Musil on Dec 21st 2020

    Great looking watch, Super fast shipping. Would buy from sellar again.

  • 5
    What an amazing watch!

    Posted by Aaron C. on Dec 21st 2020

    I have been eyeing this watch for some time now. I must say, I thoroughly enjoy Apocalypse Now and seeing Martin Sheen wear a Seiko 6150, it made me want one. But after researching the price tag on a used one and seeing the price tag on a re-issue, I thought to myself, I’ll just wait. Then I see the Islander 12 and it had all the upgrade features that I like and wanted and an exceptional price, best part it looked just like the 6150! I waited until Black Friday to purchase this amazing watch at an amazing price. Such fast shipping and I was simply in awe! Pros: -Long Battery Life (with just normal wear) -Only about +2-3secs after a 2 day wear -Easy band replacement -Hack capability Cons: -Very easy to turn the bezel. Will turn if I bump into something -Lume is’tt that bright for long use (goes to a typical Seiko brightness very quick. This isn’t a tritium insert like Luminox) -Discontinued from LIW Great product/fantastic company! Keep up the good work Mark!

  • 4
    Fun Watch

    Posted by Jonathan Stacke on Oct 30th 2020

    I love this watch. I have been looking at a turtle for a long time. Once I saw this watch and what you get for the price. There was no question, I ordered the watch! The only very small thing I notices was. The bezel slips at the 9 position. This doesn't really bother me but, had to mention it. You will not regret buying this watch.

  • 5
    The Seiko Turtle that Seiko should have made

    Posted by William Yester on Oct 11th 2020

    I had to mod my original Turtle to get close to what this watch offers as stock items. Double domed sapphire crystal with AR coating, lumed ceramic bezel and the lume is actually better than my Seiko. Automatic movement with hand winding and hacking. Just a fantastic value

  • 4
    Bezel is a little loose.

    Posted by Austin Morris on Oct 7th 2020

    On the ISL-12 watch the rotating bezel does not precisely align with the indicators. It is just a little bit off, less than one click, and I am not sure if this is enough of a flaw to justify sending the watch back. This flaw is barely noticeable.

  • 5
    Exactly what I was looking for...

    Posted by Steven Beisser on Aug 22nd 2020

    I spent the past few weeks thoroughly researching dive watches to replace one that was damaged beyond repair. Marc's videos were a great help and led me to the Islander brand. When I saw this one, I couldn't resist. The sandblasted finish gives it the look of the Air Force issue Tudor dive watch that served me through six Vietnam combat tours and on thorough Desert Storm where it was lost in action when I was injured. Fit, finish and accuracy is outstanding. The bezel seems a little too easy to turn but it's not a problem since I'm unable to dive anymore. Love the watch and the service was outstanding. I also bought the sandblasted Islander bracelet but the strap is perfect so I'll just keep the bracelet as a backup. I wish I could give it and the company more than 5 stars. Thank you!!

  • 5
    Exceptional Performance

    Posted by Rigidly Flexible on Aug 17th 2020

    I have waited six months to write a review. I wanted to make sure this thing performed. I am happy to report that it has exceeded my expectations. It works and looks great. I am a regular dual time zone user, so for that purpose it is excellent. The lume is outstanding. I need to see it in low light conditions and the lume hasn’t failed me once. I find that mine has a tendency to gain about 8 seconds in a 24 hour period. I am a frequent hacker, so no sweat. I love the double dome AR crystal. I have no scratches and I am anything but gentle. I bought this to be a working watch and it is exactly that! It has been what I needed it to be. Thanks Long Island Watch!