Islander Blue Dial Automatic Dive Watch with AR Dome Sapphire Crystal, and Embossed Ceramic Bezel Insert #ISL-69


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Product Code: ISL-69
List Price: $399.00
Island Watch Price: $299.00
Savings: $100.00

Islander Blue Dial Automatic Dive Watch with AR Dome Sapphire Crystal, and Embossed Ceramic Bezel Insert #ISL-69

The Islander ISL-69 dive watch has an eye-catching sunburst blue dial. The hands and hour markers  are coated with SuperLuminova for viewing the time in the dark. The 120-click uni-directional sub-style bezel has an embossed diver marked ceramic insert the resists scratches. An anti-reflective dome sapphire crystal guards against scratches and also provides increased clarity. A day and date window is at the 3:00 position on the dial.

The ISL-69 has a familiar rounded case with an off-set crown at 4:00. The stainless steel case diameter is 40mm with a thickness of 13.5mm. Tip to tip it is a very wearable 44mm. 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.

Powering the ISL-69 is a reliable 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 bracelet features all solid links and solid end links. Plus it has a 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. 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 SKX013 models, such as crystals, bezels, inserts, chapter rings, dials, bracelets, and hands.

Product Features
  • Movement:NH36 Automatic (self-winding, hand wind, hacks)
  • Case:Stainless steel, 40mm x 13.5mm thick. 44mm tip to tip
  • Caseback:Engraved screw-in
  • Band:Bracelet with all solid links, Deployant clasp.
  • Water Resistant:200 Meters
  • Warranty:1 Year
  • Crystal:AR Dome Sapphire
Crystal: Dome anti-reflective sapphire
Water Resistance: 200 Meters
Lug Width: 20mm
Strap Material: Stainless Steel Bracelet, Deployant Clasp
Case Diameter: 40mm
Case Height: 13.5mm
Case Tip to Tip: 44mm
Movement: NH36 Caliber Automatic (self-winding)
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bezel: 120-Click, Uni-Directional
Bezel Insert: Ceramic, Embossed Markings
Caseback: Screw-in

Customer Review

8 Reviews

  • 4

    Posted by Joseph on Jun 22nd 2021

    I’m very impressed with my ISL-69 I purchased during the Memorial Day Sale. The watch has a very quality build and wears great on the wrist. I’ve bought several products from Marc and the customer service is always professional.

  • 5
    Solid Build

    Posted by Leah Mason on Jun 19th 2021

    Very comfortable case. Nice size, not to big or too small. Great colors. Nicely done.

  • 5

    Posted by Jeremy Foster on Jun 18th 2021

    Love it. Islander number 3. My wife is rolling her eyes though.

  • 5

    Posted by DC on Jun 17th 2021

    A new favorite!

  • 4
    Compromise that works

    Posted by Phil on Jun 16th 2021

    I have a small wrist and 42mm pushes the limit. I purchased the green 38mm ISL-73 thinking that if it was too small, I'd give it to my wife. It was and she loves it. Then Marc ran a sale on the ISL-69 mini-turtle advertised at 40mm. I don't have a micrometer, but I think the diameter of the dials on the 38mm's are identical to the 40mm mini-turtles. However - it works. It's beefy enough on the edges that it doesn't feel as petite as the ISL-73 and it's considerably lighter than my ISL-09. The bezel changes dramatically depending on the light and the Jubilee-style bracelet makes it pop. Mechanically and functionally, as always, no issues. Highly recommended.

  • 5
    ISL 69

    Posted by JOHN SACCANI on Jun 15th 2021

    Fit and finish are good. Jubilee bracelet fits well and screws make it easy to size with the enclosed screwdriver. No rattles...solid end links Dial color is nice. Also equipped with the domed sapphire crystal. Bezel action is good, no back play. I am not a big fan of the color of the ceramic bezel. Overall I am very satisfied and will definitely be purchasing another Islander model

  • 5
    Awesome mini Turtle!

    Posted by Chad Tanaka on Apr 21st 2021

    This is my second Islander watch and I am loving it! Size is perfect for my wrist, and with the two extra milimeters on the case width, it looks better than my SKX013, which is a bit smallish looking on my wrist. Dial the s a beautiful deep blue sunburst and it is the best part on the watch. Quality is first rate, and I love the screwed links and the drilled lugs. Thanks, Marc, for giving us affordable divers exactly what we want!

  • 5
    Outstanding Dress-Diver

    Posted by Dave on Apr 7th 2021

    I purchased this watch the moment it was for sale, and I do not regret it. This is my first Islander, and the quality is simply remarkable. It is beautiful, yet strangely rugged in its own small but chunky way. I have no problems wearing this with casual wear or suits, and the jubilee bracelet is so comfortable. I have noticed that the bezel insert can be very difficult to read at a glance, but this is not a military-spec diver built for mission...this is a beautiful watch that can worn for all occasions, including sport, while looking good and performing well. In short, if visual clarity is your primary concern, I would suggest another Islander model. However, I'm more than thrilled with mine and have worn it daily. I'm now wondering if many of my other watches of much greater value still belong in my collection. Buy and Islander of any model that suits you and I'm sure you'll be very happy. I'm eyeing several others...and the price/value combination is making me think Islander watches are becoming what Seiko used to be.