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First things first, Deep Blue offers great value across the board, and I have enjoyed every one that I’ve gotten my hands on. I want to talk about the Juggernaut 4 in particular, because in my mind this is about as good as a watch gets under $500.
The Juggernaut doesn’t try to reinvent the dive watch. There are no outlandish designs or quirky features. It’s an honest dive watch with a great movement and a good fit, finish, and feel. It has a 44mm case that is 15mm thick, which is right in my sweet spot for a watch. The watch is fairly heavy as well, but again this works for me.
The watch features a luminous ceramic bezel and a sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating. A signed screw down crown at 3 o’clock, a helium release valve at 4 o’clock, and 300m water resistance gives further credence to this being a proper diver.
The Juggernaut uses Superluminova that glows in a nice cool blue color. The lume on this watch is really impressive on the dial, hands, and bezel. It charges extremely quickly and holds that charge for quite a while. It really makes the watch pop.
Deep Blue opted for arguably my favorite movement to see in a watch in this price range, which is the Sellita SW-200. The Sellita runs at 28,800 VPH, so you get a really nice and smooth sweep. This one has been highly accurate, only gaining a little over a second a day. It really is a sweetheart of a movement. The watch features and engraved and numbered case back.
Deep Blue offers the Juggernaut in a wide variety of colors, and I opted for one of the available Mother of Pearl dials. It’s really quite nice and looks better in person. The wave pattern dial can be had in red, blue, green, yellow, and more. There is something here for everyone.
My lone complaint with the Juggernaut is the 22mm stainless steel band. Never in my life have I seen a watch bracelet that was so hard to size. Deep Blue opted for a roll pin and sleeves for this one, and I really feel screws would have been a massive improvement. I actually broke one of the pins trying to size it. Definitely take it to a trusted jeweler. Once it’s sized however, it is a great quality bracelet with a really nice feel. It’s very comfortable.
Since I’ve owned this watch, it has come out of the case more often than any other. It really just feels great overall, and has become one of my favorites. I really view this as the standard to which all watches in this price range should strive for. If you really want bang for your buck and a great dive watch, look no further.
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