In terms of brand presence, value, and overall quality, Mido is probably watchmaking’s dark horse. Over the past few years of loud and dramatic action among our community, Mido has quietly assembled one of the better rounded lineups in entry-level luxury, and with their newest addition to the Ocean Star Diver line they’ve added some serious technical achievements to the list as well.
The Ocean Star Diver 600 marries a helium escape valve, ceramic bezel, improved Super-LumiNova Grade X lume, and a COSC-chronometer grade movement with a host of proprietary parts into a package rated for an impressive 600 meters of depth. With all this going for it, this could be the watch to finally bring Mido into the spotlight for enthusiasts. Let’s take a closer look.
The Ocean Star 600 is a beefy watch by any standard, befitting of its heavy-duty depth rating. Measuring 43.5 millimeters across with classic diver lines, it’s definitely on the larger side, but it manages to balance that size well. The watch comes equipped with a helium-valve, and though 99.9-percent of owners never truly need a helium valve, even among recreational SCUBA divers, it goes to further reinforce the Ocean Star 600 as a technically robust diver. The bezel shows off its advanced materials and finish proudly with an engraved ceramic insert filled with the brand new Super-LumiNova Grade X compound, which is sure too make this a lume monster. The sapphire crystal features double AR coating.