Islander Hi-Beat Automatic Dress Watch with Blue Dial, AR Sapphire Crystal #ISL-38
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 captivating sunburst blue dial features 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 bezel on the ISL-38 is fluted for a more sophisticated look. It can capture and reflect light at different angles.
The ISL-38 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-38 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.
- In stock
- 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
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
Truly a beautiful watch. I'm amazed at the quality in general, but especially at this price point. I love the blue dial – it's more subtle and muted than other blue dials I've seen, but I think that's appropriate for a dressier watch, and it makes it a little more unique. As others have mentioned, it's very comfortable to wear. I also appreciate the low profile that this movement allows. So far, it's keeping great time. The jubilee bracelet is beautiful too. This was my first Islander watch, but it will not be my last!
Having grown on Long Island, I appreciate this wonderful source of great watches for great prices. Long Island Watch has a wonderful inventory of excellent current value added watch brands, particularly their own customized Islander brand. I am amazed at the great quality of the blue dial dress watch which I purchased this February. It is the perfect size and could easily pass for that very sought after unmentioned brand which everyone wants to buy however their watches are extremely unavailable. I am on the list for one but decided to get the ISLANDER HI-BEAT AUTOMATIC DRESS WATCH WITH BLUE DIAL, AR SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL #ISL-38 instead so I can wear it now and not wait 5 to 10 years, if I am lucky. And it did not cost over 5,000 dollars! Marc does a great job in innovating and producing and making available his Islander brand as well as the other great watch brands he sells. I have purchased several great watches from him in the past and will continue to check Long Island Watch for future purchases. Thanks Marc and Long Island watch.
When you buy a watch, you are really buying the brand. What it stands for and what's the design philosophy. I don't really need another daily wearer, but I'm deeply attracted by Marc's genuine attitude and the crowd sourced design of islander watches. I know I have to get one. Back to ISL-38, it's a great watch. Well built, beautiful and light-weight comfortable to wear. Coming from Rolex Date 1500 and Tudor Black Bay 36. ISL-38 doesn't feel any less and it stands on its own. I don't have trouble putting this next to those watches. It's easy to size which is important for a 6 inch wrist like myself. So this is a god sent for smaller wrist wearer. If you are on the fence, buy it. It went out of stock unfortunately and I'm really excited for the grey one. Good job on another excellent piece! The only minor thing to improve is the clasp being too big for the watch's design, and the finish is a little rough. Not a deal breaker at all.
For $350 you get a smooth high beat miyota movement that is extremely quiet, a sapphire crystal with a beautiful blue dial, and a shiny fluted bezel. Also, comes with a nice strapcode quality bracelet with simple to size screws! Anyone who is into dress watches or wants a cool homage to a Datejust, this is your watch. Best deal I've ever seen!
This is an extremely nice watch. I've owned a few Rolex Datejust's and this watch stacks up. No bull. A beautifully designed and built watch. It's crazy. But true.
Just received 2 days ago and it's a great watch. It's my fist jubilee bracelet and it feet perfectly with the watch. The only trouble now is that when other colors will follow i will have to buy an other islander watch like a salmon or purple one !
This is obviously Mark's take on a Rolex Datejust. It is nicely done and very comfortable. I personally would have left off the lume marker at the 3:00 position. I was expecting the blue dial to be a little darker but it is still a nice dial. The hands I would have preferred to be a little tapered like a Datejust but let's face it it's not a Datejust. The bracelet is very comfortable and it was easy to size thanks to Mark including the right size screwdriver to accomplish this. Overall I like the watch very much. I wore it for 4 days straight never taking it off as I sleep with whatever watch I am wearing and it lost 10 seconds in the 4 days. Not bad IMO. If you want a nice watch that goes good with jeans or a suit give it a try. I think you'll be impressed.
Bought based on company rep & YouTube videos. Was expecting to give 5 stars, but after a day, have found 3 items which I wish were executed different to the point where I was expecting to buy more, but now holding back. I was willing to pay even more given the design, but now not sure I would because of the relative let down... Onto the three niggles: (1) the clasp is the weakest tactile part of the watch. I wish we had spent a little more $ on the clasp and gone away from the "generic diver" clasp to a more "a la first generation Seamaster" single block clasp. for a specific example, I Just purchased a San Martin vintage Rolex homage diver and that clasp is above expectation... (2) the lume is so weak I can't discern any lume in a dark environment 20 min after hitting the watch w/ a tactical flashlight @ 3/4 brightness... (3) Weak dial for being labeled as a "starburst" dial. The blue doesn't pop nearly as much as I expected after watching more than one YouTube video
A beautiful watch at a great price. If you're tired of wearing clunky automatic dive watches, this one's for you. Even on my larger wrist, the 38mm case wears and looks great. This has everything you could want in a decent watch. All the right specs are there. I love the blue Sunray dial paired with the fluted bezel! The Miyota 9015 runs better than the ETA in my Hamilton. The lume (in a dress watch) is on par with Seiko. While this watch is thin, light and beautiful, it still has a nice weight to it on the wrist with a decent braclet. The applied logo looks really classy on this one. I've kinda grown tired of that whole dive aesthetic ever since I started collecting watches. I hope there's more watches like this down the line. I really enjoy wearing this one so far.