U-Boat is an Italian watch brand, it is a new brand created in 2000. Its name was born due to the famous German U-Boat Submarine. The watches U-Boat made are representative of masculinity and firmness, most of them are in a large case diameter. U-Boat watches have black pvd coating plated on case, some directly use stainless steel, they are equipped with ETA movement. The most bright design spot of U-Boat is that their crown is set on left side of the case, which was very convenient to operate. So, U-Boat will be a nice choice for people who like large and black military watches.
Today, I will introduce a good replica U-Boat watch, it is not made by a big factory so the price will be much affordable. The watch does not have pvd black coating like other U-Boat, it is made of 316L stainless steel, solid and brushed, except the polished bezel and lugs. The case looks very large, it is in 46mm, absolutely not including the big crown on the left side. The case design gives me a mechanical sense although it is a quartz watch. Case side is brushed with sand finish, which forms a high contrast against the polished case parts. A Limited Edition No. and quantity are engraved on a metal sheet on the right side of the case. The bezel, case body and case back are fixed through by five screws. On the left case side, there are two chrono buttons and crown, you need to loosen the crown to operate the chrono button at 8, which is set for start/stop chronograph, the square chrono button positioned at 10 is for chronograph reset. Do not lock back the crown after operating these buttons.
The replica features a fully chronograph function, well you can find it on the black dial, which runs a small second hand on the subdial at 12 o’clock. Hour markers and hands are applied white luminous material, they will emit strong green light in the dark. At 9 o’clock, there is a small date window that has white date font in black background, there is the U-Boat founder name “ITALO FONTANA” below the date window.
The case back is full of engravings, but the most attractive one is the great white shark pattern. By the way, the replica watch is fitted genuine black leather straps, which have iconic holes in different size, the black band features nice hand stitching that is also in black.
This is the first time for me to give a review on U-Boat, I will bring more excellent U-Boat reviews in future. Thanks for taking your time to read.