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Bell & Ross

BR 03-92 Diver

Strap and clasp (max. 10 points):

The ex­tra-wide rub­ber strap is very sturdy and cul­mi­nates in a high­qual­ity buckle with a milled pin. 8

Op­er­a­tion (5):

The rub­ber-coated crown is easy to op­er­ate, but the ro­tat­able bezel is hard to grasp; a stop-sec­onds func­tion and a rapid-reset mech­a­nism for the date dis­play are a mat­ter of course these days. 4

Case (10):

The case re­sists pres­sure to 300 me­ters, is solidly con­structed, mul­ti­fac­eted, and well crafted, but the scale on the bezel is made of alu­minum rather than scratchre­sis­tant ceramic. 8

De­sign (15):

Chic, in­di­vid­u­al­is­tic, sports-watch styling 14

Leg­i­bil­ity (5):

Day­time and night­time leg­i­bil­ity are per­fect, but glare some­times re­flects off the flat sur­face of the crys­tal. 4

Wear­ing com­fort (10):

This large square watch is sur­pris­ingly com­fort­able on the wrist, but the rub­ber strap isn’t quite as com­fort­able as the leather straps by Bell & Ross. 8

Move­ment (20):

Bell & Ross en­cases time-hon­ored au­to­matic ETA cal­iber 2892 in its ba­sic qual­ity level, “Elaboré.” 10

Rate re­sults (10):

The watch ran much too slowly, which led us to dras­ti­cally re­duce the num­ber of points given in this cat­e­gory. The great­est de­vi­a­tion among the sev­eral po­si­tions was some­what bet­ter. 3

Over­all value (15):

All com­po­nents ex­cept the sim­ple mass-pro­duced move­ment are ap­pro­pri­ate for this watch’s price. 12

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