Amongst micro-brands, Prometheus (www.prometheuswatch.com) is very prolific. After the Ocean Diver, Recon 5 and Manta Ray, this microbrew brand has been expanding their collection range with new additions:
Featuring tritium vials, this nautical watch uses an ST2130 movement made by Tianjin Seagull. Tritium vials use the radioactive decay of tritium to keep the compound shining. The effect is 10 times brighter than non-radioactive compounds and it lasts 25 years. The vials are built to keep radioactivity well below minimum rates, making those watches perfectly safe.
The ST2130 is considered to be a clone of the ubiquitous Swiss ETA 2824-2. Selling between 279.00 EUR and 299.00 EUR (TAX excluded), the watch is available with black, orange or white dial. The finishing is available in brushed steel or black PVD. The compatibility between the ST2130 and the ETA 2824-2 leaves owners of a Baiji the possibility to upgrade to the ETA 2824-2.
Selling at 409.00 EUR (TAX excluded), the Trireme is a Swiss Made nautical watch featuring the Swiss ETA 2824-2 movement. The timepiece is available with black and white dial, and either is available with “sword” or “plongeur” hands. The “sword” hands became famous thanks to the iconic 1976 Rolex Submariner 5513 “Milsub” and Omega Seamaster 300. The “plongeur” hands were made popular after their use on the Omega Seamaster 600 “PloProf”. Prometheus apparently took inspiration from the Seamaster Jacques Cousteau (named after one of the pioneers of SCUBA diving) to created this 1970’s themed design.
The Signatura is a Swiss Made automatic watch featuring a Sellita SW220 movement, a Swiss Made clone built with ETA 2836 tooling. The Signatura is available at 389.00 EUR (TAX excluded) with a black dial or a white dial. The case back dispays the movement and the custom rotor.
The brand has also developped a limited version of its S80 model for the Spanish-speaking Relojistas.com forum.
Just to say thank you for the link to my article about the Sea-Gull ST2130. It’s a great movement, and it’s the one I wear most! Reliable, very accurate for the money, and nice to look at!