For micro-brand watch enthusiasts, Halios is one of those brands whose releases cause a particularly high level of excitement. The mix of infrequent new models and scarcity once available with a unique aesthetic and high value level make them almost irresistible, especially for dive watch fans. In many ways, Halios represents the modern incarnation of the boutique dive watch brands that were so popular a few years back. You know the ones with sketchy websites, but really cool overbuilt watches at decent prices? Halios is the refined version of those brands. No homages to be seen, a huge cult following that guarantees sell-through for the brand and good aftermarket sales for buyers (Halios’ watches actually gain in value a bit) and a decent web . . . well, the website could use some work, but clearly a lot of effort goes into the watches.
We’ve previously reviewed the Delfin, Tropik SS and B, all of which are long sold out and highly revered. Today, we’re taking a look at their newest release, the Seaforth, which is a spiritual successor to the Tropik. It takes the DNA of that watch, but goes a different direction, creating a watch that is more a relative to the Tropik than an evolution. At its heart, the Seaforth is a modern sport watch with vintage dive elements; it’s rugged, but certainly stylized.
For the Seaforth, Halios decided to go customizable, with four dials, three bezels and a non-bezel variety to mix and match. There are some limitations, but you can likely find the combo that suits your tastes. All feature Miyota 90S5 automatic movements, box sapphire crystals and a water resistance of 200 meters. Coming in at a very reasonable $675 for the bezel version and $650 without, the Seaforth stays true to Halios’ high-value ethos.