One of the longest names for a watch I have ever seen, I think I'll refer to it as the SDBD (Seastrong Diver Big Date). The SDBD is Alpina's newest and it is gorgeous. In the 1960s the Seastrong "10" was released and could dive as deep as 200m. Today, the technology used in watches and watchmaking is slightly more advanced and the water resistance has been increased to 300m. The markers on the bezel and dial are luminous. The hands, as you might expect, are also luminous. The case is 44mm in diameter and is completely black, hence the name of the watch. Unfortunately for some more demanding consumers, the watch does have the AL-372 quartz movement. There are, however, very practical reasons for this choice. Most of my knowledge in this area comes from the owner of Scurfa, whose owner is a diver in the North Sea, mentions the necessity of an accurate watch, one that can resist magnetism, as well as one that can resist bumps (sometimes large ones). As you may know, problems can arise in mechanical watches as a result of these, therefore I have to commend Alpina for making a watch that is fantastic in both form and function.
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