Recently I wrote about how I believe that the Sinn U1 S is the best diving watch. If you’ve been following the StrapHabit blog since the beginning, you might also remember that I named the U1 Camouflage the 5th best watch to wear during the apocalypse. I hadn’t actually handled the “Camo” in person, but I really liked the look of it in photos. As luck would have it, a friend of mine recently loaned me his U1 Camo to review and compare to my U1 S!
Released at BaselWorld 2019, the Seiko Prospex LX line provided near-Grand Seiko quality (and pricing) in a series of premium tool watches. Designed to be worn at sea (diver), on land (field), and in the sky (GMT), six models total were released in titanium with and without black coatings. The sky series included the SNR033, titanium bracelet to match the case, a blue dial, and a "batman" style black and blue roating 24 hr bezel.
Fast forwarding to 2021, the new Synchron company released an homage to the original Synchron-made Doxa Army called the Synchron Military. Almost immediately after its release, the Doxa brand released an image of its original Army, hinting at a future re-release, and firing shots at Synchron. Watch collectors debated whether this watch being created under the name of the brand that created the original made it something special, or if it was just another knock-off.