Halios Watches Featurette
One of the things we’re trying to do here at Gearzeit with some is feature smaller brands that have caught our attention for one reason or another. One brand that both Russell and myself have spent lot of time talking about and following is Halios. They are a Vancouver based watch company that has made a name for themselves designing rugged and unique (primarily dive) watches that maintain a unique identity while referencing some very historic horological characteristics.
At the time of this writing Halios makes use of Miyota 9015 movements in all their watches, as well as sapphire AR coated crystals and C3 Green Superluminova.
Jason, then founder of Halios, currently has three models that he’s offering on his website. The Laguna II, which is a redesign of a previous model the have offered, the Puck, and the Seaforth.
The Laguna II is a cushion cased, compressor style diver with an internally rotating bezel. Coming in at a stout 43mm the Laguna offers a lot, with the dual crowns and internal bezel you’d have plenty of fidget-factor satisfaction from a piece like this.
The Puck (also a revision of an older Halios design) is a quasi-seiko-tuna inspired diver, but what Jason has done is delete the shroud and stylize the overall watch a bit more. It’s still a lug-less or shrouded lug design with a large case size (48mm).
and lastly the Seaforth. My favorite of the three watches, it’s a 40mm, 300m diver that offers you a few dial and bezel combinations. The Seaforth swims in the same pool as the Tudor Black Bay and Oris 65 Diver in terms of aesthetic.
Ultimately there are some great micro brands out there, and we hope to bring you some more shorter features on them so you are able to make in informed decision when you have some watch money burning a hole in your pocket.