Niche models are what I call watches not in the mainstream and quite often offer specialist pieces for a specific market.
This one from Germany is typical – the NauticFish Xtreme 2000, which as you can guess is prett useful if Diving is your thing, as it has a whopping 2000m depth rating, which gives it some gravitas. Movement wise it features a Sellita SW20A which is the alternative to the ETA 2823-2 series of Automatic Date movements and well regarded in it’s own right.
Solidly built with a Stainless Steel case some 45 mm diameter x 16mm thickness it’s liable to withstand most situations. Screw down crown of course. It weighs 120 gms, has a Sapphire crystal and here shown with a rubber buckle strap.
White Superluminova luminous index and broad hands with a centre seconds hand against a black dial background ensures decent clarity, with a small Date window @3.
Nothing fancy here, just a great solid built for purpose model that’s maybe not so well known, but very good for all that.
Comes with a 2 year Guarantee and a Manual – so what else do you need?
Note – This is the first of a series featuring a few non mainstream models that caught my attention of the past year, which sadly don’t seem to get the air time perhaps they deserve. Usually Independent producers or bespoke enthusiast models assembled and produced to fill a perceived gap in the market.
Some are very good indeed and others perhaps not so, though I try to pick ones that seem to me to be interesting and perhaps offer something different – but whatever, it does illustrate the wonderful diversity available today.