Islander Automatic Watch with Leather Strap and an AR Dome Sapphire Crystal #ISL-54


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Product Code: ISL-54
List Price: $299.00
Island Watch Price: $199.00
Savings: $100.00

Islander Automatic Watch with Leather Strap and an AR Dome Sapphire Crystal #ISL-54

The new Islander ISL-54 brings back the style of popular watch that is no longer available. The cosmetic differences are subtle but noticeable.The case is a very wearable 40mm in diameter and it is 13mm thick. Lug to lug (or tip to tip) measurement is 47.5mm. The crown is a signed screw-down type that enables a better water resistance rating of 100-meters.

Inside the case is an NH35, 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 ISL-54 was designed without a date window.

The black dial has distinctive oversize hour makers like many WWII pilot watches. It is very easy to view the time at a glance.
The hour hand, minute hand, and dial markings are all treated with C3 SuperLuminova. The seconds hand is painted orange for higher visibility and the lume dot has been made part of the pointer. You will note that the dial has excellent visibility due to the use of an anti-reflective dome sapphire crystal that also guards against scratches.

This model comes with a black leather strap with matching stitching and a signed stainless steel buckle. You can change up the look with a military-style nylon strap and any of our leather straps. The lug width is 20mm. 120mm x 75mm strap size.

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Product Features
  • Movement:NH35 Automatic (self-winding, hand wind, hacks)
  • Case:Stainless steel, 40mm x 13mm thick. 47.5mm tip to tip
  • Back:Exhibition window back
  • Crystal:Anti-reflective dome sapphire
  • Band:Leather strap with signed buckle, 20mm lug width. 120mm x 75mm
  • Water Resistant:100 meters
  • Warranty:1 Year
  • Movement: NH35 automatic, self-winding, hacks
  • Bezel: Fixed, Brushed
  • Dial: Black
  • Luminous: C3 Green Color SuperLuminova
  • Case: 316L stainless steel, 40mm diameter x 13mm. 47.5mm tip to tip
  • Glass: Dome Sapphire crystal. Anti-reflective coating on the under-side
  • Water resistant: 200 meters
  • Strap: Black Leather
  • Weight: 84 grams
  • Strap Width: 20mm lug

Customer Review

84 Reviews

  • 5
    Great Every Day Watch

    Posted by Francois Lavoie on Sep 11th 2021

    You can’t go wrong with this watch; The specs are great i.e. dimensions are perfect for most of the wrists out there - especially mine ;-) , the movement is rock solid (NH35 w a ghost date position), sapphire glass, display case back w sapphire as well! (I did Marc’s “forehead test” to confirm) - but what I love the most is its simplicity and the legibility of this version (no date is real clean and symmetrical vs the “daty” version). Regardless of the underwhelming strap, it’s a Five Star b/c I would have lined up other straps to go with it anyways. I have both a Laco Pilot-style strap (bought it from Marc as well) and I also have a Hirsch ROBBY Orange-Black and both are fantastic with this watch aka strap-monster. If you’re hesitating, don’t.

  • 5

    Posted by Eric A Welchlen on Sep 5th 2021

    I really enjoy this watch. Hasn't left my wrist in the last 2 weeks of having it. Simple fun no date watch, my first no date. Got it with the strap and bracelet. Currently have it on a rubber rally strap with orange accents to tie in with the second hand. Really makes everything pop! And I am amazed at the accuracy with the nh36a movement. It's spot on after the initial setting of time 2 weeks ago. My most accurate watch yet beating out my other watches at 10 times the price! Well regulated or just lucky. The loom is really good with the large numbers, indices and black hands. Definitely recommend picking one up if considering it. The pics don't do it justice on the site and I'd include one if there was an option to do so. Enjoy if purchasing one!

  • 5

    Posted by Jackbert on Aug 26th 2021

    I had the watch for three weeks. It looks great and fits my 8 inch wrist nicely. The watch is fairly accurate. It loses 4 to 5 seconds every 24 hours. This is my first Islander. I plan on getting another one in the near future. Maybe a ISL field watch.

  • 5
    ISL-54 review

    Posted by Mark Bozeman on Aug 24th 2021

    I saw this watch on Marc's YouTube channel and ordered it. The quality is great and is much better in my opinion than the seiko SARG011 it plays homage to. I put it on a orange/black silicon/nylon strap the matches perfectly. Keep up the great watches Marc. - Mark

  • 5

    Posted by charles garrison on Aug 24th 2021

    Just got my ISL54 with bracelet and I could not be happier. Great quality and great looks for an amazing price. Definitely my new everyday wear!! Keep em' coming Mark!!

  • 5
    Incredible value, elegant, indestructible

    Posted by John Thompson on Aug 19th 2021

    Tasteful and understated. Beautiful craftsmanship. Heavy-duty with low profile. Full range of versatility with bracelet swaps. Excellent entry-level Seiko automatic movement which is superior to the omnipresent, Swiss ETA (Swatch Group) equivalent, in accuracy and maintenance costs. Magnificent sapphire crystal which flashes blue when reflecting light source. Precise, heavy duty, screw down crown (don’t forget to unscrew it when you receive it to set and wind it). 100 meters depth. No flashy/cheesy/overpriced branding! At least a 400 dollar savings on any sapphire equipped equivalent. Brilliantly conceived for highly discerning people who, out of principle, refuse to pay for an expensive watch yet can’t shake their old school desire for high quality and simple elegance.

  • 5
    #ISL-54 (No date)

    Posted by Reviewer on Aug 2nd 2021

    I love this watch. I like the simplicity of no date window. Some reviewers have said that the crown is hard to unscrew and screw back down, but the crown on my ISL-54 is fine. I've worn the watch non-stop for about 2 weeks, and it is very accurate. Repeat: I love this watch.

  • 5
    ISL 54 with bracelet - unique!

    Posted by Simon K on Aug 1st 2021

    This is a great watch. The build quality is excellent and I lucked out with a Seiko NH that's running a +2 secs per day. The watch wears large with the clearest dial I've seen. On the bracelet, it's incredibly handsome. For the price, even with UK customs charges (£47), it's incredibly good value. It's a unique looking watch in my growing collection.

  • 5
    Friend of mine purchase this model and love it at first sight. After I returned home from work I order my own.

    Posted by Arturo Fontes on Jul 28th 2021

    You can go wrong with this watch.