The looks (5 out of 5): Given it is a Rolex Deep Sea Sea-Dweller homage, it could not be better looking. I don’t mind the lack of originality. The fact that it is so close to the source is a huge plus in my book. Many brands try to deviate in some way to hide the inspiration, but the results almost always are offputting. This here is spot on and yet OceanX made it in a way that even from afar Sharkmaster could not be mistaken for a Rolex. I do appreciate it as I love the design but at the same time, I don’t want to project a notion of a Rolex owner. Thanks to materials and overall quality it does not feel out of place next to watches many times the price. Black dial reminds me of vinyl records. It looks awesome. Light plays beautifully with the dial, ceramic bezel, AR sapphire, case and bracelet. Blue lume is potent and generously applied.
The feeling (5 out of 5): Super solid, precise built and hefty. Sized for my 7-inch wrist it weights whopping 220 grams. I don't know how they made it, but Sharkmaster sits well on my wrist and somehow disguises its weight. Great materials and execution. Feels premium.
The movement (4 out of 5): Given its price, I can't complain. Performs much better than my Seiko Turtle, which is hilarious. It barely gains/ loses a second while worn during the whole day. Runs fast 5 seconds a night, while resting with dial-up. It is very quiet. I wish it would sport 8 ticks of second hand per second instead of 6. The date does not snap instantly.
Package (3 out of 5): Don’t get me wrong. It isn’t bad. In fact, it is quite original. Thing is, at this price point, such a watch should be provided with a box that completes it. Plus, I know how the old one looked like. Nice, black, wooden box with golden logo. If OceanX would have provided Sharkmaster in that box, the score would be maxed out, espiecially, considering the price. On the plus side, the booklet is more than nice. In fact, it is one of the best I’ve seen.
To sum it up, I'm loving it