To call the Sous Marine R60 a reissue might be misleading. Certainly, the watch references those quirky dials made so popular in the 60s and 70s, not only by YEMA, but by others like Omega, Zenith and Bulova. But really the R60 is a reinterpretation, and possibly a reinvention of the Sous Marine.
People marvel at what they cannot understand. And the function of a mechanical watch is indeed a minor marvel. But people cannot marvel at what they cannot see. So what's what better than a watch with an open heart? A watch with a skeletonized dial. In other words, don't just show them them balance wheel. Give 'em the gears.
The Automatic is a good example of a great everyday type of watch that I’m glad Christopher Ward released. Before the Sealander Automatic, the brand didn’t offer many options for a fixed-bezel everyday sports watch with reasonable dimensions (under 40mm.) So, with great proportions, a solid movement, and good finish, the Automatic is a solid contender for a one-watch collection timepiece.