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Islander Hi-Beat Automatic Dress Watch with Black Dial, AR Sapphire Crystal #ISL-36

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Product Code: ISL-36
List Price: $449.00
Island Watch Price: $349.00
Savings: $100.00
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Islander Hi-Beat Automatic Dress Watch with Black Dial, AR Sapphire Crystal #ISL-36

This Islander watch has a classic and tasteful 38mm x 11mm stainless steel case design. The sides are polished and the top has a fine brushed finish. The matte black dial is quite stylish with applied silver hour markers filled with SuperLuminova. The sleek silver hands are also filled with SuperLuminova for viewing the time in the dark. An anti-reflective sapphire crystal guards against scratches and provides you with an exceptionally clear view of the time and date.

The ISL-36 is powered by a 24-jewel, Hi-Beat (28,800 bph) Miyota 9015 automatic movement that is accurate and has predictable performance. You can hand wind it and it also hacks (seconds hand stops when crown is pulled out). Power reserve is rated at about 42 hours. The movement is visible via an exhibition window caseback. Usually dress watches only come with 30 to 50 meters of water resistance - the ISL-36 is rated at 100 meters and includes a screw-down crown.

The watch comes with an elegant stainless steel bracelet with a push-button deployant clasp for easy on and off. The bracelet links are solid as are the end-links. The lug width is 20mm. Sizing is made easier with the use of a screws instead the more common pins.

SKU:
ISL-36
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In stock
Product Features
  • Movement:Miyota 9015 Hi-Beat Automatic (self-winding, hand wind, hacks)
  • Case:Stainless steel, 38mm x 11mm thick. 44.5mm tip to tip
  • Back:Exhibition-Window screw-in back
  • Crystal:Flat Anti-reflective sapphire
  • Band:Bracelet with a push-button deployant clasp. 20mm
  • Water Resistant:100 meters
  • Warranty:1 Year
Movement: Miyota 9015 Hi-Beat Automatic (self-winding, hand wind, hacks)
Case: 38mm diameter x 11mm thick x 44.5mm (tip to tip)
Caseback: Screw-in, exhibition window
Crystal: Flat Anti-reflective sapphire
Band: Bracelet with a push-button deployant clasp. 20mm
Water Resistant: to 100 Meters
Warranty: 1 year

Customer Review

9 Reviews

  • 3
    ISL-36

    Posted by Stephen Mitchell on Apr 5th 2021

    I took delivery of the ISL-36 a few days ago & frankly I was a bit disappointed. The watch ( almost a complete homage to the SEIKO SARB 033) looks better in pictures than in real life. It is an unpleasant watch to look at, but somehow I expected that it would look if not better in person, at least equal to the website photos. The real negative though was the bracelet. It looks pretty until you peal the stickers. It feels kind of " light weight " not as substantial as I expected & all edges are sharp. Sharp not to the point of cutting your skin, bur sharp enough to make wearing the watch uncomfortable.I took mine off the second day & put a leather strap on the watch, which improved things a lot. Now you may say what do you expect for the price of $349.00 ? Well frankly I have bought watches from another microbrand based in Brooklyn N.Y. producing dive watches, who use much more refined bracelet on watches that cost around $200.00 to $ 332.00.

  • 5
    Best watch I’ve owned

    Posted by Steve on Apr 3rd 2021

    Incredible watch. High quality and solid attention to detail. Both durable and elegant. The movement is top notch, it runs about 5 second slow a day. Every design choice that went into this watch just makes sense. The only this I would change about this piece is that I would prefer the oyster style bracelet over the jubilee. If Marc decided to sell an oyster style bracelet for this watch, I’ll be the first to pick it up! One design choice I would like to recommend is a different color date wheel. All of the Islander watches have a standard white date wheel. It would be nice to see a black date wheel to go with a black dial.

  • 5
    Stunning quality for the price

    Posted by Matthew on Mar 25th 2021

    This is, without a doubt, one of the best ‘bang-for-your-buck’ casual/dress automatics out there on the market today. The combination of a reasonable case size, workhorse automatic, sapphire crystal with A/R coating, and the nice jubilee bracelet makes this watch wear and perform incredibly well. Hits well above its price point in almost every category. Is it a little ‘datejust’ esqué? Sure. Who cares. It’s a stunner.

  • 5
    Exceeds Expectations

    Posted by Thomas T on Mar 23rd 2021

    This watch looks even better in person. Perfect 38mm size. Great looking lume. The uni-directional Miyota movement is highly efficient and in my case accurate to +18 seconds in 7 days which I am very happy with. Bracelet is easy to size and very comfortable. SARB-like case shape is extremely attractive. While slightly controversial, I feel the applied logo fits well to lean a bit into the sporty side lending this watch to be a great daily wear and not too dressy. I have zero complaints about this watch. The only thing that could make me love it more is if there was a no-date version. But having a date window does not subtract from the watch at all. Extremely happy with the purchase.

  • 5
    ISL-36. Great daily wearer..

    Posted by Stephen Seeley on Mar 23rd 2021

    Everything I had hoped it would be. The bracelet was okay but pulled the hairs on my wrist so I replaced it with a leather strap. The watch is keeping excellent time and it looks great. Could not be happier. Thank you Long Island Watch for your attention to detail and great shopping experience.

  • 5
    ISL-36

    Posted by John Barber on Mar 8th 2021

    The watch arrived in good time and in good condition. It is exactly as specified and shown on the website and video. I think the watch has a simple elegance, and with the sapphire crystal and screw down crown, it is more than tough enough to survive the wear and tear of everytime life so you don't have to baby it. Watch out for import duty if you are ordering from outside the UK.

  • 5
    Blue dial high beat Islander

    Posted by Jeff on Mar 7th 2021

    I really prefer the smooth bezel but I’m a sucker for blue, so I ended up with the blue dial and fluted bezel. Overall quality is excellent and the watch looks great and is keeping very accurate time, within 5 seconds per day so far. The bracelet fit and finish are also top notch. I’m also very happy with the screw down crown and 150 meter water resistance. All things considered I don’t know how you could do better for the money.

  • 5
    Outstanding Watch; Outstanding Value

    Posted by Tim on Mar 7th 2021

    I have the Seiko SARB035 with cream dial, and have always loved it. Since I didn't get the SARB033 (with black dial) before they were discontinued, I jumped when Marc released the ISL-36. I was particularly curious to see how the case design compared, and the Islander is every bit as good as the original. And, truth be told, I actually kind of like the indices and hands on the Islander better. Oh, and it's keeping incredible time -- one of the most accurate watches I own, actually. The bracelet is great, too -- and easy to size with screws rather than pins (and thanks for including a small screwdriver, which was a nice touch). I'm honestly ignoring most of my other watches right now because this is such a well-built, handsome and comfortable watch. And, in typical fashion, Marc has found a way to offer all of this without breaking the bank -- it's an incredible value, in my opinion. Thanks very much, Marc, and keep up the great work!

  • 5
    Great Design, Well Built, And a Pleasure on Wrist

    Posted by Daniel Anderson on Feb 7th 2021

    It's clear when you look closely that a lot of thought went into this watch. It's not a simple SARB knockoff; in fact, in many ways it's an improvement on that classic piece (which I've owned). The dial of the Islander is uncluttered, and the flat black is a perfect compliment to the applied indices. The Miyota 9015 is MUCH quieter than I've experienced in the past..not sure why, but I appreciate that change. The hands are simple and well done, and the applied Island Watch logo is very nice. And then there's the lume, which is outstanding for a dress piece. Like other Islanders, the ISL-36 is an incredible bargain, but it's more than just that. I own a number of Islanders, but this is my favorite thus far. Highly recommended!