As a brand new company,SCURO Watches is dedicated to creating high-quality dive watches at nomarl prices. Their philosophy is to create products that are simple, reliable, and strong, and also have a unique personality with a perfect balance between quality and price. The team is a collaboration of multiple talents in design, product development, and business management. Terence See leads the team with a wealth of experience in business development and product management. They have spent the last year designing, prototyping, and testing their flagship product, the SCURO Model S watch, and it’s set to go into production this fall.
SCURO watches has launched a line of dive watches which feature not only the most cutting-edge materials and top-of-the-line construction, but a modern, versatile design that can easily be worn anywhere from the beach to an upscale restaurant. The SCURO Model S Titanium watch is extremely lightweight, yet stronger than steel and made to last, as it is backed by a one-year warranty. It has all of the details of a luxury watch including 100% titanium casing fitted with anti-reflective sapphire crystal and a Japanese Miyota 9015 caliber movement with a 42-hour power reserve, but because the SCURO business model cuts out the middleman, the price tag carries a substantially smaller number (early bird specials are starting at just around $225).
SCURO Watches CEO Terence See explains the inspiration for his new line, “Dive watches are some of the most popular and historically important watches. However, some are just too expensive for many buyers and ‘affordable’ dive watches are often big and heavy as well as disappointing when it comes to the movements they offer. With our progressive business model, we can offer a rugged, yet handsome watch in a thin 11mm-thick case made of titanium, at a price that the average person can afford. Our design goal was simple: create a no-compromise dive watch that respects tradition, but utilizes cutting edge materials.”
The Titanium Case
Titanium is a very popular material choice for high-end watches for three main reasons: First off, it is about five times stronger than steel, making the SCURO watch far more durable than even costlier alternatives on the market; titanium is about half the weight of steel with a density of 4.5g/cc vs. 7.8g/cc for steel; finally, titanium is highly corrosion resistant. This means no rusting, and it has the added benefit of being hypoallergenic.
Measuring 40mm in diameter with a thickness of 11mm, the SCURO Model S Titanium watch case is fitted with a scratch-resistant anti-reflective sapphire crystal and a solid titanium screw caseback. These dimensions make for a very wearable piece that is ideally proportioned and versatile, while also allowing a water resistance of 200 meters. It’s dive-ready with a nicely gripped and simple dive bezel. Thanks to the titanium case, the SCURO Model S watch weighs just 40 grams.
The SCURO Titanium features a Miyota 9015 caliber movement. This solid, reliable movement has a 42-hour power reserve, 24 jewels, and a classic three-hand display with discreet date display at six o’clock. The choice of the Japanese 9015 is a conscious one that brings with it many benefits. For starters, it’s more than a match for its Swiss counterparts on all levels, from accuracy to reliability. Smooth with a decent power reserve, it’s an automatic movement that can be hand-wound and features a hacking seconds hand for syncing to your chosen time zone. The movement runs at 28,800 vibrations per hour with a power reserve of 42 hours. Granted, there are movements out there with longer reserves and faster sweeps, but they come at a price and tend to spend more time on the work bench. We simply want the SCURO Model S to spend more time on the wrist. It’s also a nice thin movement, which means we can keep things slim in the case without losing strength.