Islander Luminous Wave Dial Automatic Dive Watch with AR Dome Sapphire Crystal, and Lumious Ceramic Bezel Insert #ISL-68


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Product Code: ISL-68
List Price: $399.00
Island Watch Price: $299.00
Savings: $100.00

Islander Luminous Wave Dial Automatic Dive Watch with AR Dome Sapphire Crystal, and Lumious Ceramic Bezel Insert #ISL-68

This Islander dive watch has a unique tsunami wave dial. The wave dial is fully coated with SuperLuminova for a fully glowing dial in the dark. The MM-Style hands are painted blue to stand out on the luminous dial. The 120-click uni-directional sub-style bezel has a scratch-resistant blue 12-hour marked ceramic insert that is treated with SuperLuminova. The bezel serves as the hour markers instead having markers on the dial. It is also possible to use the bezel to track a second time zone. The dial has enhanced visibility due to the use of an anti-reflective dome sapphire crystal that also guards against scratches. Note: there is no day-date window to interrupt the wave image on the dial.

The ISL-68 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-68 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, Luminous Markings
Caseback: Screw-in

Customer Review

16 Reviews

  • 5
    Can we have sale on WAVE DIAL Watches.

    Posted by Jagan Mohan Reddy Kayithi on May 25th 2021

    This is a grate watch, Can we have sale on this watch.

  • 5
    Great dial!!

    Posted by Claude Benshaul on May 18th 2021

    I don't particularly like diver's watch or boring dials. Lucky for me the ISL-68 is neither of them. It's a bit heavier and chunkier than expected but this is not really an issue. OTOH (beside having there five fingers), the watch feels solid and well built. The bracelet was easy to size for my wrist and the bezel rotation is extremely smooth - which caused a moment of panic as it took me a bit of time to realize that there are indices on the chapter ring with which to align the bezel. And then there is the dial which is the reason why I bought the ISL-68 and it doesn't disappoint a bit. I approve the decision to keep it clean of a date window and hours markers. I like it just as it is.

  • 5
    The best looking Diver!

    Posted by Mark Adams on May 5th 2021

    I had one reservation about this watch and that was the case. From the pictures and YouTube video the case seemed oversized for the dial. But once holding the watch in my hands, I was amazed how well proportioned this watch actually is and this watches party piece is its lum.

  • 4
    Luminous Wave Dial Automatic Dive Watch

    Posted by Michael Barton on Apr 29th 2021

    Love the watch and great service. Fantastic lume! There's a little bit of play with the bezel and it would help if the hour hash marks on the chapter ring were a little bigger to help re-alignment of the hours bezel. These were really minor issues, though. I would have selected 4.5 stars, were that an option. A fun little piece. Thanks, Marc & team!

  • 5
    Wave Watch

    Posted by Shelley Clarkin on Apr 27th 2021

    I purchased this watch because of the unique design- very different from others in my watch collection. The colors on the face aren’t as bright as I thought they would be but I’m still very happy it.

  • 5
    Very pleasing to behold

    Posted by AR on Apr 26th 2021

    Solid build, extra fat pins on the lugs, easy to size bracelet with screw-in pins, watch feels like a tank on wrist while looking very-interesting. Getting flashbacks of the play of time on the ocean world planet from the movie - Interstellar. I never get tired of viewing this watch. The 40mm dial sits elegantly on my wrist (7.5) I became an instant admirer of Japanese artist Hokusai’s works ever since my days of working part-time at college art-library. So am very happy, I get to have one of his most iconic pieces on my wrist. At times when I take it off and keep at my desk, resting on the 9 o’clock side, it almost seems that the wave is in motion as a result of gravity. This watch is now my daily wear, simply, love it!

  • 5
    Islander Luminous Wave Dial Automatic Dive Watch #ISL-68

    Posted by Mike on Apr 20th 2021

    Awesome watch. Always enjoy looking at it. Delivery was quick. Easy to adjust bracelet. Lume is superb.

  • 5
    Watch Review

    Posted by Danny Hensley on Apr 7th 2021

    The watch was well built and a beautiful watch to look at. As for the price you can't beat it

  • 5

    Posted by Alex Tomlinson on Apr 3rd 2021

    A unique piece which is beautifully crafted (like my ISL-67). Perfect size and extremely comfortable on the wrist. Bracelet in a different league to Seikos of equivalent (and higher) price. If you like the look of this watch on the screen just wait until you see it in the flesh. Just do it..