Updated: Dec 2, 2021
It's been a while, and it feels great to be back! When I started Horology Obsessed, I was still on a journey to find my watch style. Five years later, I finally realized that my heart always led me down the path of dive watches for their rugged aesthetic and their tool watch, workhorse approach. However, as time went on, I noticed that many brands were copying and pasting designs from the Rolex Submariner with no unique designs or changes. Sure, a few watches that pay homage to the Sub are lovely, but I always searched for something different. That is when I discovered Nodus and their Sector Dive Pearl. Undoubtedly a gorgeous take on a diver with a bit of flash. In the wilderness hiking or under the sleeve of a dress shirt or sports coat, this watch can be your companion for any scenario.
Walking around with the Sector Dive on my wrist was a fantastic feeling because of its subtlety and clean aesthetic, but up close, this watch looks much more expensive than its price tag dictates. It was a comfortable watch on the wrist with a heft that let you know it was there, but not too much weight that felt cumbersome or clumsy. A "luxurious" heft, if you will.
The overall materials for the case and bracelet are a no-brainer, stainless steel, but what made it special was its material implementation and bracelet design. The Sector Dive comes with a gorgeous and comfortable bead of rice bracelet, which offers even greater comfort when paired with the 38mm case and 47mm lug to lug. The case and lugs with the bracelet make for an unbelievable feel on the wrist.
Turning the focus to the front of the watch, we see a beautiful dial design not generally seen on a modern dive watch. The dial itself is a blasted white with a high gloss enamel finish paired with explorer-styled indices with the 3, 6, 9 numerals and the most delicate black stroke around them to add a bit of pop. Surrounding the dial is a black DLC steel bezel insert that adds another level of cleanliness and style to make this watch stand out. Everything about this watch is what I would look for in a diver. The watch's heart is a Seiko NH38 (no date) automatic which means it doesn't have a date window for those not a fan of the date display.
In the short time I had with the Nodus Sector Dive, I fell in love with its wearability, looks; everything about it checked every box for me. It was an absolute pleasure to check this one out, and if you're interested in one for yourself, feel free to click the link below.