I’ve been keeping on eye on ‘Watches by Nick’ for a couple years now, ever since I first came across one of Nick’s modded Seiko’s on reddit.

When he first released the Orion: 1 dress watch I remember hoping that one day he would release a dive watch along the same lines.

Orion Calamity Diver Blue

Well now he has: introducing the Orion Watches ‘Calamity’ dive watch

It’s currently in the prototype phase with a few more revisions needed, and Nick hasn’t yet announced when the pre-order will start. But still, I think it’s definitely a watch worth drooling over even in this stage.

Orion Calamity Diver

The Calamity aims to distinguish itself from other divers by being exceptionally thin, low profile, and subtle.

Orion Calamity Diver Black Wrist Shot

Nicks aim here seems to be to design a very capable dive watch that still wears very comfortable, disappearing on the wrist. If you’re looking for a watch that constantly reminds you of it’s presence, the Calamity probably won’t be the one for you.

Orion Calamity Diver Blue

The dial design if for similar to the first Orion watch, with the triangular indices at 12, 3, 6, and 9 and an overall minimalist approach.

Orion Calamity Diver Lume

I like the design of the bezel index especially, the double layered triangle stands out very well from how most other companies have marked their bezels.

Keep on eye out for more news as these get closer to production, and hopefully I can get Nick to let me have my hands on one for a proper review!

Orion Watches Calamity Specifications

Orion Calamity Diver Black Bracelet Wrist Shot

  • Swiss ETA 2892 automatic movement
  • 316L stainless steel case and oyster bracelet
  • 200 meter ( 666 feet ) water resistance
  • Unidirectional divers timing bezel with matte ceramic insert
  • Double domed sapphire crystal with blue anti-reflective coating
  • 40mm case diameter
  • 48mm lug to lug
  • 20mm lug width

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