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Apart from being very handy, that movable triangle also looks very good, not only as a bright contrast to the black, white or blue dial, but also because under some angles you can see the orange ring under the slope 60 minute markings, as it being a neon halo around the dial. That is not the only halo the dial has to offer, because Gavox has been very generous with the Superluminova, the sandwich dial glows up even when the light conditions diminish only slightly. Some might point out that the used numerals look a lot like those used by Panerai. In fact they are a different font, but we don’t mind the casual similarity, because the Avidiver is such a completely different watch from the Panerai. The Avidiver is powered by the automatic Miyota caliber 9015. A robust and reliable caliber, but also one often used by watch companies that make affordable watches. By creating a personalized rotor, Gavox puts some distance between itself and those brands.

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Also when you peek at an angle through the display caseback, you will notice that the movement is not secured by a cheap, plastic movement holder, but a stainless steel one.

Difficult to see, and easy to replace with a cheaper solution, it’s an indication that Gavox really went all the way to make this watch without compromises.

With a case diameter of 43 mm it is a large watch, but it doesn’t wear like one. Perhaps because of its relatively modest height of 12.8 mm, or the optical illusion given by its 22mm wide strap. The case is for all models available in either brushed stainless steel, or stainless steel with a black PVD coating. In the end, we found it hard to call a favorite between the two case finishes, since they both have their own appeal. In fact, we found it difficult to call a favorite at all, because even each dial color gives the watch a character of its own.

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