Benguela – Black NH35A

$886 NZD

The Benguela is named after the ocean current off the west coast of South Africa. A rugged tool watch with all the features you would expect to see from a professional diving instrument,  plus some details that are rarely seen in the genre.

(3 customer reviews)


Benguela - Black NH35A $886 NZD
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  • 2 year international warranty

The case features an offset knurled crown at 4 o’clock, tucked away for comfort. At 2 o’clock is the HEV (Helium Escape Valve), designed to equalise internal pressure of the watch when returning from extended periods at extreme depths.

The hooded lugs give the watch a masculine wrist presence while eliminating the need for SELs (solid end links) so that bracelet installation is a breeze. Turn the watch over and you’ll see an incredibly deep and detailed engraving of a sea monster, inspired by the Paper Nautilus myth from South African folklore.

The dial is precisely crafted with slabs of bead-blasted steel, set on top of a sandwich dial, for a display with incredible depth. X1-Old Radium Super-LumiNova® is used for an incredible night-time glow. The custom date wheel is also luminous, ensuring legibility even during the twilight hours.

The heart of this beast is the tried and true Japanese SII NH35A. This is a solid work-horse movement with 24 jewels, 41 hour power reserve, and both hacking and hand-winding features.

The bezel is a solid stainless construction, with precise 120-clicks that feels extremely solid and reliable. A luminous pip at 12h indicates the start time of a dive. 

Each watch comes standard with a bead-blasted bracelet with micro adjust clasp, and a natural rubber strap, perfect for water sports of any kind. For a more casual look, we recommend the thick leather strap.



316L stainless steel, 43mm diameter, 22mm lugs, 52.3mm lug to lug


Seiko NH35A automatic


Single dome sapphire with inner anti-reflective coating


120-click unidirectional

Water Resistance



Bead-blasted 316L stainless steel with solid end links and engraved clasp, Natural rubber strap

3 reviews for Benguela – Black NH35A

  1. Adam

    This thing is seriously fantastic! Quality and craftsmanship are evident. The depth to the dial on a watch in this price range in uncommon. Well done! Lightning fast shipping to the US too!

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  2. Manfred

    I got the Benguela with green dial and love it – the Seiko movement is absolutely good enough and the design is lovely.

  3. JASON RODAN (verified owner)

    Such an awesome watch. The hooded lugs in particular are a fantastic design which I love. Very comfortable to wear. Really impressive attention to detail with everything. I greatly appreciate the quick-release on both the steel bracelet and the included rubber strap. This has immediately become a favorite in my watch collection.

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