Islander Waffle Dial Automatic Dive Watch with AR Double-Dome Sapphire Crystal, and Luminous Sapphire Bezel Insert #ISL-28


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Product Code: ISL-28
List Price: $430.00
Island Watch Price: $329.00
Savings: $101.00

Islander 3-D Waffle Dial Automatic Dive Watch with AR Double-Dome Sapphire Crystal, and Luminous Sapphire Bezel Insert #ISL-28

This Islander dive watch has a familiar angular case with a screw-down crown at 3:00. The diameter is 42mm with a thickness of 14mm. Tip to tip it is a very wearable 48mm (just 2mm more than the Islander ISL-01 and ISL-02). 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 ISL-28 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 dial is a silver-grey (three-Dimensional) waffle style with SuperLuminova on the hands and hour makers. It is a really eye-catching new look. The 120-click uni-directional sub-style bezel has an eye-catching putty-grey and orange (
diver marked) sapphire insert that is also treated with SuperLuminova for a maximum glow-in-the-dark experience when the lights go out.

The dial has enhanced visibility due to the use of an anti-reflective double-dome sapphire crystal that also guards against scratches. It is a captivating crystal the really gives this watch a unique and distinctive look on your wrist.

And, you get a beefy bracelet with solid links, solid end links and a robust milled scissor push-button flip-lock deployant clasp with three position micro-adjustment. For sizing the bracelet, screws are used for removing bracelet links instead of pins.

NOTE: This Islander dive is compatible with aftermarket parts available at Island Watch (and elsewhere) for the SKX007 models, such as crystals, bezels, inserts, chapter rings, dials, and hands. However SKX bracelets will not fit, but Samurai bracelets will fit.


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Product Features
  • Movement:NH36 Automatic (self-winding, hand wind, hacks)
  • Case:Stainless steel, 42mm x 14mm thick. 48mm tip to tip
  • Back:Engraved screw-in back
  • Crystal:Anti-reflective double-dome sapphire
  • Band:Bracelet with all solid links, Push-Button Deployant Clasp, 22mm.
  • Water Resistant:200 meters
  • Warranty:1 Year
  • SII NH36 Movement with day and date
  • 42mm diameter x 14mm thick x 48mm (lug to lug or, tip to tip)
  • Solid screw back, etched
  • AR double-dome sapphire crystal
  • Bracelet with solid end links, solid links, screw-type size adjustment
  • Flip-lock (milled) push-button deployant clasp with 3 position micro adjustments
  • Water Resistant to 200 Meters
  • Uni-directional 120 click bezel
  • Superluminova C3 Luminous sapphire insert
  • Drilled end lugs
  • C3 superluminova hands and markers
  • Weight is 212 grams
  • 1 yr warranty

Customer Review

47 Reviews

  • 5
    ISL 28 waffle dial

    Posted by Hakim S Holt on Jul 1st 2021

    Great watch great legibility for time and date Bright lime Nice color combination Solid quality bracelet and case I'm not a big diver watch guy but this fits the bill Accurate Well worth the price

  • 5

    Posted by Marc Rosensweig on Jun 21st 2021

    Isn't *knock off* and *homage* a paradox? Isn't *understated* and *eye catching* a paradox? This watch calls for a new definition of paradox. It is built as well or better than the watch it pays homage to and certainly is understated with eye turning bling!! I have many, many watches, from Breitling to Jaeger. Does it really matter? The satisfaction is in the wearing and enjoyment of one's watches. This watch more than fulfills that joy! Keep up the good work and thanks for your speedy delivery.

  • 5
    Islander Silver Dial Version

    Posted by NICK GUASTADISEGNI on Jan 30th 2021

    I find the lines of this watch very clean. The size/weight ratio of the watch perfect for a guy my size, very wearable. Bezel easy to turn. lines up with inner chapter and dial. Dial very easy to read at any distance and with the color combo selected very nice to the eye. NH36 Movement-what more to say. Great watch at a great price.

  • 5
    5 star

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 22nd 2021

    5 star

  • 5
    Value for your money

    Posted by Ed R. on Dec 25th 2020

    Great looking watch, nice color and bracelet. plus sapphire crystal. All these for a great discounted price. One of a kind. Loving it. Thanks, Marc

  • 5
    A Real Looker!

    Posted by Rob Johnson on Dec 25th 2020

    The ISL -28 is an excellent addition to my collection. The silver dial is easy to read in all lighting conditions; the sapphire bezel inset compliments the dial nicely. The watch is solidly made and sits comfortably on my 7 inch wrist. As always, LIW is quality company with nice watches at a great price.

  • 5
    Everything was as expected

    Posted by William Bates on Dec 25th 2020

    Nice watch, have worn it for a week, runs fine, Would recommend to friends. Thanks Marc!

  • 4
    Great automatic

    Posted by T Weightman on Dec 25th 2020

    I purchased the ISL-28 as my first automatic watch. It arrived ahead of schedule and here are my thoughts: Pros: Solid and sturdy construction Polished and brushed exterior highlights contours AR coating and domed sapphire crystal are beautiful Bezel and lumed hands glow well Tastefully signed on face, crown, and caseback Precision screwdriver included for links Links are faceted and not the all-too-common rounded Excellent bezel action Cons: Case thickness does not fit easily under a shirt cuff Bracelet screws were difficult to retighten after removing links (head was softer than screwdriver) Fold over clasp was not signed Consider: This is a hefty watch for all-day wear Lume requires consistent charging under bright light (e.g. sun or 500 lumen light) Instructions are not included in written form Overall, this is a great watch at this price point, and I look forward to many years of enjoyment.

  • 5
    5 star

    Posted by Ken Spear on Dec 24th 2020

    5 star