New kid on the block, Bencler, will be launching its stylish Rocks Diver on Kickstarter this week. Inspired by Sicily's Faraglioni of Aci Trezza, the timepiece looks to be a slim and handsome addition to the world of entry-level divers.
At first blush, there are a lot of similarities between the brand’s first watch, The James, and this more recent offering. Overall case construction comes to mind. The mid-century styling and the round, wire-like lugs are also familiar. The real differences come in the dial and again in the bezel.
I think it's officially okay to state that the 1970s have arrived...again. Their new herald? The integrated bracelet sports watch. Guy Roebuck, of the Roebuck Watch Company, has seen the future of dive watches and apparently it lies in the past. I tend to agree.