Islander Hi-Beat Automatic Dress Watch with Grey Dial, AR Sapphire Crystal #ISL-39
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 sunburst grey 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-39 is fluted for a more sophisticated look. It can capture and reflect light at different angles.
The ISL-39 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-39 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
First of all, I think this is a great watch, perfect size, great finish and keeps very accurate time. Absolutely looks like a particular watch by a brand whose name begins with an R. The main opportunity I feel Mark could consider for improvement of this specific color-way would be to increase the contrast between the handset and the gray dial used. Partly because I am middle aged, In certain conditions, and especially with all the reflection coming from the fluted bezel, I was not able to easily read the time because the thin, silver hands, blended in with the gray dial. Perhaps a solid white hand or other more contrasting color than silver would have made it easier to read the time in all lighting conditions.
This watch is a really nice time piece. The gray sunburst dial is beautiful and the sweeping of the hands is fantastic.. The 38mm size is perfect for my wrist, and I honestly believe all dress watches should be 38mm. Quality glass and movement. I'm really please with my purchase. Also I want to mention that Mark, the owner, is a class act.
This watch looks absolutely beautiful, even nicer than what it appears in video or pictures. Sunburst grey dial is stunning and 38mm case is perfect size for my wrist. Fluted Bezel, Sapphire crystal, Exhibition case back, SuperLuminova filled hands & markers are my favorite features. I found this watch to be very comfortable to wear. I just started wearing the watch so I don't have much feedback on timekeeping accuracy, but I expect it to be excellent due to the Miyota 9015 movement. The package included a screwdriver for sizing the bracelet. I only wish they had added an Islander logo on the Clasp. Other than that I love my first Islander watch. I would definitely recommend this watch to anyone looking for a Datejust style watch on a reasonable price.
+1 to Mark's review. this is my fourth watch with the Myota high-beat movement, (the first from Long Island watch), but it is the only one running at +1 second fast per day. The others are all running between 10 and 20 seconds fast per day. Also the bracelet is like wearing silk. I couldn't be more pleased with the watch.
I can't overstate enough how comfortable this watch is. Light and conforms to the wrist beautifully; it's like wearing air. The finish is gorgeous. Pictures do not do it justice. The dial looks amazing in person and plays with the light well. Lume is spot on. At some angles you can barely tell the sapphire crystal is there. Very accurate movement that is running at +1 seconds a day for me.This is a steal at these prices.
I have 6 3/4ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚ inch wrist and it fits and sits very comfortably (need to remove 4 links if my wrist size), even when bending wrist it feels like the curvature of the case contours and huggs nicely. Also like the shorter clasp which helps add more comfort. The sapphire see through caseback, adds a nice touch to the overall looks as well. Im satisfied and looking for more designs of Watches this size in future.