U-BOAT 1001 Limited Edition Orange Swiss ETA 2824 Automatic 47mm Destro Left Hand


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U-Boat watches are a lot like classic American Muscle cars – expect for the American part that is. They are big, made with lots of metal, have cool designs on them, and make you feel good being around them. At the same time, they aren’t very practical, don’t always have what they look like they should under their hoods, and aren’t the most comfortable machines to use on a daily basis. Italo Fontana’s U-Boat brand has come very far since being a pure fashion brand of big watches with a design scheme that vaguely resembles its namesake German submarines. Public love and strong sales led to quality improvements for the brand and a series of designs so often copied, “original” U-Boat watches are a watch lover favorite and status symbol in the right circles. 

Wearing the U 1001 I feel pretty cool. I don’t know if this is because I keep hearing the cool music that U-Boat has on their website and pondering the sophisticated marketing campaigns they employ, or if I am genuinely moved by their clever designs. It is funny, because no matter how many silly things I find in the watch, I still like it. Which goes back to my concept of it being like a muscle car. It is totally unwise for me to think about driving in stop and go California traffic in that dream ’69 GTO Judge, but I think I would look pretty kick ass in the process.

Speaking of big metal cars, the U-Boat U 1001 is a whopping 47mm wide in Stainless Steel. The metal case is cut very well, and the stainless steel has a very smooth bead-blasted feel to it. All over the case are branding details and information about the watch. Read the back and the sides of the watch to learn just about everything you’d like to know about it. The U 1001 name refers to the fact that it is water resistant to 1001 meters. Basically it is the same as a 1000 meter diving watch, but they decided to add another meter to the title. Watches are usually tested a bit beyond their stated water resistance, so adding that extra meter doesn’t mean anything from a technical standpoint – all part of the built -in depth rating wiggle room. The watch is also limited to 1001 pieces (333 or so pieces of each color), and is available with a variety of colors trims for the dial. Here you have a lovely orange for the hand and some of the hour indicator. While the chic looking dial design, complete with the name of the watch is hip looking, it is pretty a-functional for diving purposes – given that this is a diving themed watches.It has more features for diving such as the helium escape valve beneath the crown, but again, how can you go diving in a watch that you can’t really see underwater? Perhaps it is good for the sunny clear water of the topics. In that case, dive deep my friends. Speaking of the helium release valve, the quality and finish of the large connected crown cap and the surrounding parts is very good. Well machined, and each operates as they should without problem. I am happy to see that for the price of this watch U-Boat ensured high quality throughout the watch. Cause in the end, even if the watch is functionally silly, it is still well made and designed nicely. Under the super large crown cap is the actual crown – which is tiny in comparison. The crown cap screws down, and so does the crown. I just found that sort of humorous. So much water resistance security! The dial of the watch is matte black with the orange hour indicators on a layer below the dial. You see an expose synthetic ruby from the movement – that is a hallmark of many U-Boat watches. Inside the watch is a Swiss ETA 2824-2 automatic, a solid movement perfect for a dive watch.

Does the U-Boat U 1001 remind you of an Angler fish? It doesn’t have an illuminated lure like the fish does. It isn’t ugly like the fish, but it goes deep like the fish. Though I think an Angler fish can go much deeper. Angler fishes look pretty bad-ass and butt-faced, but they are actually really small fishes, did you know that? Size can be deceiving. It would probably swim away from a U 1001 if it saw it underwater as the watch might be larger than it! For style like a tattoo, U-Boat engraved an Angler fish on the rear of the watch. It is a nice little touch that is all style, without having a lot of meaning. Cool image though.

This Beauty is just Awesome! And much more wearable than the 55mm model IMO.

BRAND: U-boat

MODEL: 1001 Limited Edition Orange

MOVEMENT: Automatic – Swiss ETA 2824

CASE: Stainless Steel

CROWN: Push/Pull with Crown Guard

SIZE: 47mm

LUGS: 24mm

DIAL: Super Cool Black Sandwich Dial with orange Accents

BEZEL: Non rotating

CONDITION: Pre-owned – As-New!

BOXES/PAPERS: U-Boat Complete box Set, Manual/warranty, Hang Tag, etc – Everything in pictures

WATER RESISTANCE: – 1001 Feet/ 333m

STRAP/BRACELET: – Original U-Boat Black Rubber with signed Steel Buckle



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