Islander Red Dial Automatic Dive Watch with AR Double Dome Sapphire Crystal, and 120-click Bezel #ISL-59


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Product Code: ISL-59
List Price: $379.00
Island Watch Price: $279.00
Savings: $100.00

Islander Red Dial Automatic Dive Watch with AR Double Dome Sapphire Crystal, and 120-click Bezel #ISL-59

The Islander ISL-59 has the familiar look of an iconic dive watch which has been discontinued. The Islander version mimics the the original but, it has an all solid link bracelet that uses screws for sizing (instead of the very fussy pin and collar system). The upgraded bracelet also features a more robust milled deployant clasp with a dual-push button release. Another Islander upgrade is a double-dome sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective (inside only) coating that provides scratch protection and a clearer view of the dial and time.

The movement is a 24-jewel NH36 automatic that offers you the same reliable performance as later editions of this iconic dive watch. The red dial features white hands and hour markers coated with SuperLuminova for reading the time in the dark. The day and date window is in the familiar 3:00 position.

The lugs are drilled for bracelet to dive strap changes. Lug width is 20mm. The case size is 42mm diameter by 13mm thick. 47mm tip to tip. Finish is brushed and polished. The crown and caseback are screw-in and the uni-directional rotating (slightly concave) bezel is a 120-click with a luminous PIP. Water resistance is 200 meters.

Product Features
  • Movement:NH36 Automatic (self-winding, hand wind, hacks)
  • Case:Stainless steel, 42mm x 13mm thick. 47mm tip to tip
  • Caseback:Engraved screw-in
  • Band:Bracelet with all solid links, milled Deployant clasp.
  • Water Resistant:200 Meters
  • Warranty:1 Year
  • Crystal:AR Double-Dome Sapphire
Crystal: Double-Dome anti-reflective (inside only) sapphire
Water Resistance: 200 Meters
Lug Width: 20mm
Strap Material: Stainless Steel Bracelet, milled Deployant Clasp
Case Diameter: 42mm
Case Height: 13mm
Case Tip to Tip: 47mm
Movement: NH36 Caliber Automatic (self-winding)
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bezel: 120-Click, Uni-Directional
Bezel Insert: None
Caseback: Screw-in

Customer Review

12 Reviews

  • 5
    Islander Monster

    Posted by Glenn C Smith on Jul 14th 2021

    I am incredibly pleased with this watch. I hav 2 Seiko Monsters and the Islander takes it to the next level, from bracelet chrystal and movement . I am just waiting for other versions to be produced to get another. This is a lot of watch for the money and service is great at Long Island Watches

  • 5
    Great watch

    Posted by Owen on Jul 7th 2021

    Just received my new ISL-59 yesterday. Love the red dial. Bracelet was the easiest I've ever sized. I think it's great that Marc is about to recreate the best features of the long out-of-production first/second gen Seiko Monster, while giving his watch enormous upgrades (crystal, bracelet, etc.). Plus, you could never get a red dial monster, and this one is just gorgeous.

  • 4

    Posted by Brian P. on Jun 18th 2021

    I was really blown away by what you have done here with this Gen 1 reinterpretation. If I made a list of (my own) desired mods, it would nearly match: Gen 1 dial with new color, sapphire crystal, hacking/hand-winding movement, Gen 2 crown, bracelet screw links, nix the diver extension on the clasp, etc. I took away 1 star due to the very loose bezel and, for me, I liked the original bracelet taper to 18mm (minus the weird link "step-down" section). This bracelet tapers from the lug "flare out" but only narrows to 20mm at the clasp (net-zero taper). It is more substantial all around but not as comfortable to me.

  • 5

    Posted by Rob on Jun 2nd 2021

    I'm 13 and my Dad bought me this watch to celebrate my graduation from elementary school here in Peterborough, Ontario. We both share a love of watches. Red is also my favourite colour and I feel like I have received something that will become an heirloom. Amazing watch and I can't wait to try it out in the lakes and rivers!

  • 5

    Posted by Joe on May 20th 2021

    I am really happy with this watch. Even though it was designed to be a Seiko Monster homage, for me it ended up being the Oris Aquis 'cherry red' killer. As much as the watch media has tried to hype that cherry red Aquis, for me it just didn't live up to its $2300 asking price. When this red Monster came along at a 12th the price and had more features I pulled the trigger. The Islander gave me the same steel rotating bezel, a day/date complication, strap options not available with the Aquis (I ended up buying a Zuludiver beads of rice bracelet for my Islander) even though the Monster style factory bracelet with screwed links was perfectly adequate. The watch has been running at around +2 to 3 seconds/day. The ISL-66 has a less cluttered dial and more closely mimics the cherry red Aquis's dial if you want that, but this red Monster had a 1mm smaller lug to lug than both the ISL-66 and the Aquis(48mm) and a better crown position for smaller wrists. I was a little hesitant to buy a 42mm watch but it wears closer to a 40mm, not at all obtrusive or oversized.

  • 5
    One ISLANDER to Rule Them All!

    Posted by Leo Lantz on May 19th 2021

    The Islander #ISL-59 "MONSTER " is absolutely fantastic. The domed sapphire crystal is beautiful. The fit and finish is perfect. The bezel is buttery smooth with zero back play and it lines up perfectly with the seconds designations on the dial. Add to this a solid, perfectly matched bracelet and you end up with the BEST Islander watch of them all,imho. The green lume contrasts beautiful with the muted-red dial. I own watches 5X the price of this watch but can say they hold no advantage over my Islander Monster. Marc,my hat is off to you. This watch is perfect.

  • 5
    Islander #ISL-59

    Posted by George S. Cook on May 19th 2021

    I am very happy with my Red Monster (#ISL-59). I have 6.5" wrists and it fits perfectly due to the short lugs. I was afraid it would be too big for my small wrists.

  • 5

    Posted by Michael Zuccardo on May 19th 2021

    This is a beautifully executed watch. I basically love everything about it, from the dial color and layout to the fit and finish. The Seiko NH36 movement has been keeping excellent time, stay consistently at about - 2 to 4 seconds a day over the past two weeks I’ve been wearing it. Of the 15 or so automatic watches that I own, this watch is in the top 3 for accurate time keeping,

  • 4
    Beautiful Dial

    Posted by PAULIE D on May 19th 2021

    This watch is an eye catcher for sure! The only negative thing that I can find is that the bezel is too easy to turn. The ratcheting seems to be too loose. I wouldn't mind paying more and having a little better quality. Overall it is definitely worth the money.

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